Great reviews for Daniel Hope and Boris Berezovsky
In the Awards Issue
of The Gramophone
, Rob Cowan described Hope’s new Bach release as ‘a refreshing, often enlightening programme, very well recorded
’, and praises Hope for his ‘high-energy, tightly accented approach, "period"-schooled while retaining an element of modern-instrument intensity.
’ This recording was awarded the coveted title of ‘Editor’s Choice
’ in this issue.
Arnold Whittall described Berezovsky’s treatment of Hindemith’s ‘Ludus tonalis
’ thus: ‘a searching sense of line and a feeling for polyphonic give-and-take make quieter fugues absorbing, while the extrovert ones positively sizzle with attitude.
’ He also described this release as ‘an exceptionally vivid recording
’, and on the strength of this asserted ‘I can only hope that Berezovsky will undertake a properly wide-ranging conspectus of post-1900 piano music in the years ahead.