New CD review on MusicWeb International!
“Pina Napolitano is note-perfect from first to last. The second thing is that she plays with delicacy and expression; in her hands the music sounds eminently approachable even when at its most iconoclastic. The third thing is that the recorded sound is ideal, not too close and not too distant, so that everything in this complex music is clearly audible…
Heard as a whole in chronological order they make a fascinating experience, especially in performances as good as this…However there is another plus to this issue. The new label Odradek has a declared policy by which – once production and distribution costs have been covered – all royalties from their releases will go to the artists themselves. Those who would like to support this surprisingly novel idea should by all means invest in this disc. The pianist in a booklet note says that she has tried to communicate the “expressive and romantic force” of the music, and she has certainly succeeded in this.”
–Paul Corfield Godfrey