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To hear this in its piano version is to hear the work anew

Interlude, Maureen Buja

A hugely enjoyable listen, played with infectious authority

The Arts Desk, Graham Rickson
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Hiroaki Takenouchi does the piece proud

British Music Society, Michael Round

Unwavering conviction and … constantly expressive musicality

Myron Silberstein, Fanfare
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Exhilarating playing here from pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi

The Guardian, Stephen Pritchard
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Takenouchi handles this with bravura ease and a warm, refined sound

Crossed Eyed Pianist, Fran Wilson
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Romantically affluent, poundingly sonorous and rich in pathos

MusicWeb International, Rob Barnett
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Broad expressive capacity…..superb technical abilities

Record Geijutsu, Shinnosuke Nagai
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Rich in tone and possessing an enviably secure technique – 5 Stars

Classical Ear, Andrew Achenbach
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

Brilliantly played by Takenouchi

End Notes - The Quarterly Review, Stuart Millson

Confidence, conviction and tremendous panache

Em Marshall-Luck, Albion Magazine
Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi - Sterndale Bennett and Schumann

His playing is rich, dazzling and intelligently shaped

Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt

Movingly Played

MusicWeb International, John France

He is unfailingly convincing, his playing thoughtful, lyrical and spontaneous

The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettitt

A convincing advocate

American Record Guide, Don O'Connor

Finely played

Gramophone, David Fanning

Gracefully expressive

BBC Music Magazine, Michael Church

Takenouchi will go far

MusicWeb International, Mark Sealey
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29/05/2024