Années de Pèlerinage (complete recording)
Piano Sonata in B minor

Venezia e Napoli
Late works

“Korstick has bravura to burn and a fine sense of drama. He is also, clearly, a thoughtful musician.”

“Hearing is believing. This is major artistry. Korstick divines the expressive riches of the Suisse set in a way challenging comparison with the likes of Stephen Hough and the young Daniel Barenboim – not always to their advantage. Enthusiastically recommended!”
Fanfare, USA

“Korstick puts all this magnificently into practice. His tone is beguilingly beautiful, his legato wonderful. Even Lazar Berman’s clear, very closely recorded interpretation (DG) suddenly sounds a little brittle in direct comparison.”
Fono Forum, Star of the month

“I’m not a fan of rankings, not even very personal ones! But at this point I have no hesitation in placing Korstick’s interpretation of the Liszt sonata on an imaginary level with – admittedly different – interpretations by Richter, Claudio Arrau, Emil Gilels, Brendel, Weissenberg and Afanassiev. With his interpretation of the Dante Sonata, Korstick … among the best versions I know (Berman, Cziffra, Volodos).”
Peter Cossé, klassik-heute.com

“And so the quintessence of this album can only be stated: Whether Beethoven, Schumann or Liszt – whatever Korstick tackles at the moment, he succeeds with impressive persuasiveness.”

“Other pianists of note in Années de Pèlerinage are Alfred Brendel, Jerome Rose, and Lazar Berman. All are good but, if I can judge from this disc, I prefer Korstick over them owing to his more chameleonic and dynamic manner, which impart more color and a bit more drama to the music.”
Musicweb International

” … the most preternaturally fluent, vibrantly compelling Liszt Sonata of the new century.”
Fanfare, USA

“Brilliant technology and intelligent design at the highest level!”
Piano News

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