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Customer Reviews for: Chopin, Liszt, Ravel / Benjamin Grosvenor

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 Fast is in the ear of the beholder March 25, 2013
By Robert C. (Tucson, AZ) -- See All My Reviews
These interpretations of the Chopin Scherzos are as terrific as they come. Very Horowitz-like; and I really don't like Horowitz but I love these. The rest of the disc is very fine. There are three or four other versions of Gaspard I might listen to first; but I have no intention of giving up this one. Report Abuse

 Extraordinary playing January 19, 2013
By Michael Gast (New York, NY) -- See All My Reviews
I've heard this repertoire all my life played by the greatest pianists of our time and the recorded past. Grosvenor not only holds his own but offers a uniquely musical personality that wipes the dust from all these works in refreshing, thoroughly engaging performances that now rank among my favorites. This young man is a minor miracle, and the recorded sound by Decca is stunning, too. Report Abuse

 Very Fast Fingers - But Strange January 19, 2013
By Richard Greiner (Madison, WI) -- See All My Reviews
Hear some of the fastest finger work in captivity. Grosvenor can play faster that anyone I have heard. Perhaps faster that should be allowed. I had to dig out some of my many older and more mature performances of these works to recapture my sanity. I found the recording, despite the speed of performance, to be dull. The piano emitted big, muddled and dull thumps in the lower registers. As an engineer and designer of audio equipment for 50 years, I still could not figure out what Decca had done to sound. Perhaps the muddle was caused by the piano or the room. I found all of the performances wanting and especially the Chopin. I hope to never hear this disc again. Doc G Report Abuse

 Fantastic recording January 18, 2013
By M. Labarge (Blacksburg, VA) -- See All My Reviews
The performances are stunning, the recording is flawless. The finest piano recording I've acquired in years. Report Abuse

 Excellent performance May 18, 2012
By Albert T. (Hartford, CT) -- See All My Reviews
Refreshing interpretation of well known piano compositions. Report Abuse

 great young pianist April 15, 2012
By edward w. (meadville, PA) -- See All My Reviews
wonderful technique,warm and enthusiastic, but perhaps too fast with Chopin. Certainly an artist that deserves your attention. I will be eager to hear his next work. The recording, unfortunately detracts a bit from his presentation by being too strong with the bass notes. Certainly, not a disaster but he deserves better. Report Abuse

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