Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Genuine warmth" in Persichetti CD

Another favorable review for our new Persichetti CD has appeared at Lucid Culture, where they write, "It’s nice to finally see a digital release for this collection," adding "Starkland has brought it back with impressive attention to dynamics."

Regarding the Tenth Piano Sonata, they note, "Burmeister varies her attack deftly, through its serpentine dynamic shifts: nimble cadenzas, graceful legato lines, percussive clusters and the occasional rapidfire cascade."

And for the challenging Eleventh Piano Sonata, they write, "It’s not easy imbuing music this rigorous and acidic with genuine warmth, yet that’s what Burmeister achieved here, no small accomplishment."

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