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ORNSTEIN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 and 7

Composer(s):Ornstein, Leo
Artist(s) Weber, Janice, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.559104
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Daniel Felsenfeld,,

"Pianist Janice Weber is close to perfect in her interpretations, finding the calm amidst all those notes as best she can and drawing out of her piano both a sumptuous "French" quality and a punchy, cheekily dissonant tone as the music requires. She does not lose focus for a second, even when the music does. One could imagine different performances of this music, but it is hard to imagine better ones. Just because certain pieces of music aren't groundbreaking historically or towering achievements of art doesn't mean they are unimportant, and it takes a label with courage to see that. Once again Naxos offers, at the usual discount price, a chance to judge for yourself. Another installment of the label's admirable, always fascinating American Classics series, this disc is certainly a


Review By Peter Quinn,Tempo Magazine,January 2003

"This release will undoubtedly help promote the further dissemination of Ornstein's entirely sui-generis artistry and deserves whole-hearted welcomes."


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