“Certainly a keyboard player to watch out for. Anja German’s unique musicianship comes across with all the sense of a newly improvised appreciation of genius. This is a CD which I wholeheartedly recommend. “
“German delivers the goods in fine style on this solo extravaganza. Played with the power of sounding like an entire orchestra by herself, German powers a delightful program that must be heard to be believed. Simply an exquisite performance.”
“Part of 22-year old German’s prize for winning last year’s Manchester competition for young pianists is this disc and while she is a tad too cautious in the Haydn, the clarity of lines and colour in the Schubert and energy of the Chopin vindicate the judges.”
Classical Music Magazine
"[Anja German’s] Schubert playing reveals (in the final movement) both youthful fire and poetry, and her Chopin playing is simply wonderful. There is passion and bravura a-plenty here, as well as tenderness and sweetness, and she brings the showpiece second scherzo to a thrilling conclusion that makes you want to stand up and cheer. A great debut recording."
Manchester Evening News
"Her Schubert sonata has many fine qualities: she is well inside the lyrical intensity of the wonderful Adagio... With the Haydn we are still in C minor, and she tackles this intelligently, too: there is nothing wrong with her Chopin either, as her forceful execution of the B flat minor Scherzo , fervent and sensitive by turns, amply demonstrates.”
International Record Review
“She acquits herself well... a promising start to a career, and a release worth supporting.”
Liverpool Daily Post
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