For his third volume of Debussy-explorations, pianist Michael Korstick shows once again his excitement at encountering this music as well as his ability to translate that excitement into compelling musical interpretations. The focus of this third release is the three volumes of the Piano "Images" from the years 1894, 1905 and 1907. They contain some of Debussy’s most famous and popular piano works. In addition to these well-known collections Korstick has programmed the "Images oubliees" the "Six Epigraphes antiques" and a series of occasional pieces - which despite their "lesser status" in the composer’s catalogue, are among the most beautiful pieces Debussy wrote. Michael Korstick proves once again he is a master of tonal shading and delicate nuance; it is, in other words, as if you were listening to Debussy for the first time.
"My admiration for Michael Korstick continues to grow with this, Vol III of Debussy’s music... What i find particularly ingratiating about Korstick’s playing is what I feel is a total identification with the spirit of the composer, and thus with the spirit of each work as if he were creating it at the keyboard... Korstick is much more than a pianist in the conventional sense. He is a musical communicator who happens to play the piano."
Lynn René Bayley - Fanfare - January/February 2015