’Disc of the Month’
"Magical Martinu (...) Martinu’s score can have you walking a few inches taller or finding a spring in your step. (...) Here’s a perfect introduction to him."
Classic FM Magazine - February 2010
"If you are looking for a single recently recorded disc to represent Martinu then look no further."
MusicWeb International - February 2010
"As fine a Martinu release as has been released in this 50th anniversary year. (...) Ashkenazy responds to (Les Fresques’s) rich and radiant atmosphere with a reading with real verve. (...) two of the finest Martinu concerto performances to have come my way for some time. (...) The Basle Symphony Orchestra play superbly. Thoroughly recommended."
Gramophone - January 2010
"This disc showcases some of Martinu’s most intriguing and appealing music for piano and orchestra."
Audiophile Audition - 28 December 2009
"The two piano concertos receive splendid performances, and they are marvelous works--certainly two of the finest 20th-century compositions for piano and orchestra. (...) Robert Kolinsky plays the piano part with a winning combination of improvisational fantasy and firm rhythm (...) while Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Basel orchestra accompany colorfully. (...) This well-engineered disc deserves very serious consideration. Recommended."
ClassicsToday.com - December 2009
"[Incantation] sounds like no other piano concerto I’ve ever heard, and this is a stunningly good recording."
Radio New Zealand - 22 & 27 November 2009
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