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BBC Music Magazine: The best classical albums released in 2020

‘This is a performance every bit as imaginative and expressive as Elgar’s remarkable score, rich in contrast and daring but never overblown and always precise. With excellent recording quality throughout, this is in every respect an outstanding disc.’

BBC Music Magazine Beach • Elgar Beach: Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 67; Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84 Garrick Ohlsson (piano); Takács Quartet Hyperion CDA68295   63:36 mins

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San Francisco Classical Voice: Pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein Are Thrilling Together

Both Ohlsson and Gerstein are known for their recordings of Busoni concertos, and their confidence in interpreting the somewhat unwieldy work was evident.

“The rarely heard Ferruccio Busoni Fantasia contrappuntistica opened with a vibrant proclamation. Both Ohlsson and Gerstein are known for their recordings of Busoni concertos, and their confidence in interpreting the somewhat unwieldy work was evident. The nervous and unsettling Allegro in Preludio unambiguously set the stage for the 20-plus minutes of what was to come. The polytonality…

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