"...Definately worth a standing ovation [Sonata]. The balance of the program keeps safely in the Liszt mainstream. Grynyuk is a natural Liszt pianist and strikes just the right balance between rhetoric and reflection. He does not underplay the music; nor does he force it for pure effect. Both the Petrarch Sonnets and ’la Campanella’ are a feast for the the ears - as they should be. Both sound and the performer’s own notes are rewarding. This one’s a keep."
Alan Becker - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
Performance ***** Recording *****
"... a supreme technical virtuosity, not least in Grynyuk’s multiple shades of dynamics between p and ppp, and we find here an artist to rank with the very best. His performance of La Campanella is not only breathtaking in its control but imbued with elegance and a huge sense of fun."
Roger Nichols - BBC Music magazine - Christmas 2013
"A programme of familiar Liszt made thrillingly unfamiliar. Expert Liszt Sonatas may be thick on the ground but few are more richly inclusive than this latest offering by Alexei Grynyuk... Grynyuk takes his place among the finest and he is fully complemented by Orchid Classics’ sound."
Bryce Morrison - Gramophone magazine - August 2013