"Tsalka ... displays considerable artistry in his approach to articulation and tonal shading. All in all, these two discs offer a feast of stunning original keyboards showed off to good effect in music of great distinctiveness, stylishly performed. Hearing Türk’s music communicating with such strength makes me re-read his Klavierschule with greater confidence that here we have a theorist actually worth his salt in the real world!"
John Irving - British Clavichord Society - February 2013
TURK, D.G.: Keyboard Sonatas, Collections 1 and 2 (1776-1777) (Tsalka) GP627-28
TURK, D.G.: Easy Keyboard Sonatas, Collections 1 and 2 (1783) (Tsalka) GP629-30
"Tsalka’s releases of solo keyboard music by Türk are especially exciting to me ... this was a first opportunity to have heard the whole of his Easy Keyboard Sonatas of 1783. Not so easy, especially as to be heard in exemplary interpretations, flexible and with subtle nuances, by Michael Tsalka on four interesting and fully described historic instruments... do enjoy seeing him on line [R] playing a modern clavichord, con molto espressione, in part of Daniel Gottlob Türk’s Sonata in C.
P.S. Michael Tsalka’s first double-CD collection of Türk’s sonatas (not the “easy” ones) was and received later by special request, and is equally desirable, with authoritative essays ... Hearing each of these instruments for 10-15 minutes one after the other makes for a delightful listening experience with the ear constantly attentive to the remarkable range of keyboard sound in the times before Steinway practically took over in today’s concert halls."
Peter Grahame Woolf - Musical Pointers
"Michael Tsalka ... knows the oeuvre of the composer like no other, and performs the music congenially—sometimes playfully, then dreamily and pensively, and of course, with plenty of lively virtuosity."
Klaus Meyer - Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio) - October 2012
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