The young, talented Finnish-Russian pianist Julia Dahlkvist has provided the finale in the four-part Blüthner-Debussy cycle on GENUIN. And she shows that etudes certainly do not have to be dull, nor do children’s pieces have to be only for young people. From the slightly elegiac, finely satirical tones of Doctor gradus ad parnassum (Children’s Corner) to the ecstatic chord sequences of the last Etudes, she works out the infinitely detailed richness of Debussy’s piano works with superior technique and audible joy in the tone colours.
"...Even with all of the Debussy I have had in recent months, this grabbed my attention for many hearings. Dahlkvist has publicly performed all of Debussy’s piano music more than once in recent years and has to be viewed as a youngexpert in thestyle and technical demands placed on the pianist ... The performance, sound and booklet are all in keeping with the greatness of the music."
James Harrington - American Record Guide - November/December 2012