Reger piano concerto

Piano Concerto in F minor op. 114
Bach-Busoni, Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ulf Schirmer

“The highly exciting and virtuoso pianist Michael Korstick, who continues to be ignored by the big companies, has thrown himself onto two real heavyweights here. The Reger Piano Concerto is one of the most unplayable and unappreciative colossi in the literature. With Korstick, however, it suddenly sounds transparent, even seems to dance – and not as grotesquely comical as the hippos in Disney’s “Fantasia”. Korstick tickles wit and finesse out of the monster work and especially lets the colorful palette of extended harmonies shine.”
The world

“Michael Korstick, who masters the enormous demands of the solo part from the powerful chord attacks to the lyrical ramifications with alertness and differentiation, plays a decisive role in this convincing work. There can be little talk of the brittle, Gr├╝nderzeit-like heaviness or even boredom that is often attributed to the concerto in this recording. Conclusion: an all-round successful recording of two quite different outsiders, both of whom are definitely worth getting to know.”
Fono Forum

“Korstick delivers big time, maintaining golden tone with no apparent strain, which Serkin – one of my favorite artists – was not able to do.”
Fanfare, USA

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