"... this is a must-have for completists who have collected the first four volumes in this Ries survey. It’s also recommended to those tho enjoy early romantic virtuoso piano works fron the period and in the style of Hummel, Weber ..."
Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - May/June 2013
"... Performance and sound as before are beyond reproach ..."
Steven Haller - American Record Guide - March/April 2013
**** - Good
Guy Engels - Pizzicato magazine - February 2013
"Dramatic, expressive and very elegantly done, imbued with melodic creativity and splendid flourishes of orchestral colour."
Byzantion - MusicWeb-International.com - 7 January 2013
" IRR Outstanding"
"... Viewed as a whole, it’s the generosity of the writing on this disc that leaves the strongest residual impression of Ries: The invention pours out of him in an exuberant flood, mixing easy lyricism with excited emotion, supported by well-planned formal patterns. No wonder he was such a hit with contemporary audiences ..."
Martin Anderson - International Record Review - January 2013
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