These wonderful musical leaves, compiled for us by the pianist Tobias Koch for the fourth album of his Schumann series on GENUIN, waft towards us as if from distant times. Alongside works of Schumann, we find delicate treasures by Johannes Brahms, Theodor Kirchner und Voldemar Bargiel – all works that these composers would have written in Schumann’s poetry album, so to speak. Some of them appear on download for the first time here. And alongside this allurement of rarity, Koch’s floating, breathing piano sound fascinates us once again, conjuring up the period of these pieces with their impetuous feelings, salons and yearning for distant places - fragile and moving miniatures...
Luca Segalla - Music magazine (Italy) - February 2014
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Marco Frei - Piano News magazine (Germany) - November/December 2013