Piano concertos 1 to 4
Fantasy, Rhapsody
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Alun Francis, Conductor

“Korstick is an important pianist who has given us first-rate recordings of music off the beaten track, a series of Koechlin’s solo piano music, and the complete Milhaud works for piano and orchestra. His Kabalevsky is another such success, and another feather in CPO’s cap. This set contains some very attractive music and is currently the best version available.”
Fanfare, USA

“Having just finished reviewing Michael Korstick’s final release in his Beethoven sonata cycle – his playing of the last three sonatas left me speechless for superlatives – I’m amazed at how versatile this pianist is. These performances by Korstick, Francis, and the NDR Radio Philharmonic strike me as ideal.”
Fanfare, USA

“One of the most important German pianists at the moment … a complete recording played with furor. Kabalevsky himself also conducted at least two of the concertos for the recording, the third with Emil Gilels at the piano. Michael Korstick is not, or hardly, inferior to these extremely lively interpretations; another recording of two concertos with Neeme Järvi and Kathryn Stott at the piano leaves him clearly behind.”

” … good, clean fun and it’s helped immeasurably by Michael Korstick’s light, brilliant, and effervescent way with the piano parts.”
David Hurwitz, classicstoday.com

“La technique spectaculaire de Michael Korstick (déjà saluée chez Liszt dans ses Années de pèlerinage), son absence de lourdeur et de complaisance font tout passer. Plus fulgurante et franche – plus complète aussi – cette intégrale dame le pion à celle de Kathryn Stott.”

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