"... Another superbly recorded Steinway disc, and another notable achievement from this gifted and imaginative artist."
Jeremy Nicholas - Gramophone magazine - July 2014
"... It’s when Lin’s fingers touch the keys that the magic truly begins. When someone with the ability to convey successfully the unfamiliar and implacably complicated turns her attention to canonic works of the twentieth century, the results can be thrilling. This new disc, containing most of Igor Stravinsky’s important music for solo piano, is proof..."
Patrick Rucker - International Record Review - June 2014
Performance *** Recording ****
Jessica Duchen - BBC Music magazine - June 2014
"Stravinsky may not have written that many works for solo piano. But he left pianists some astonishing scores, especially the Piano Sonata and the Serenade in A, along with many smart shorter works and charming miniatures. The excellent and inquisitive American pianist Jenny Lin, born in Taiwan in 1973, plays just about the complete Stravinsky solo piano music on this impressive release, from Steinway & Sons..."
Anthony Tommasini - New York Times
"A master pianist, Jenny Lin’s signature blend of technical mastery and grace is combined with Stravinsky’s distinct musical sensibilities on several of his smaller scale opuses for solo piano. Lin produces the magic inherent in Stravinsky’s oeuvre during her performances of his 1924 Piano Sonata, his Four Etudes (1908) and his Ragtime for 11 instruments. Each piece is a masterful sensory experience that reveals a well-thought-out interpretation that is suitable for the composer’s intentions.
Jenny Lin was first introduced to Stravinsky for piano through the late Italian pianist and teacher Guido Agosti who had presented her with his Firebird Suite 1928 transcription. To conclude her program, Lin performs Agosti’s arrangement of three movements from the suite. She skillfully plays each movement with the polyrhythms, color and impressiveness heard in the full Stravinsky masterpiece. Overall, Ms. Lin offers her listeners an expressive, beautifully arranged program that will delight you for years to come."
Paula Edelstein - LA Music Examiner
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