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Paolo GIACOMETTI, piano

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Schubert / Brahms
Complete Duos and Phantasie for cello and piano with Pieter Wispelwey. Released in May, 2015 by Evil Penguin : EPR CLASSICS 018.

Maurice Ravel
Compared "Erard"/"Steinway & sons". Featuring following repertoire: Sonatine/Gaspard de la nuit/Menuet antique/Le tombeau de Couperin
Channel Classics CCS SA 31612 (SACD) 2 CD's
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Robert Schumann
Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6. Arabeske, Op. 18; Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
Channel Classics CCS SA 28709 (SACD)
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AUDIOPHILE AUDITION five stars mark:
... a beautiful performance, easily equal to the best ones on the market, including Kempff and Haskil among others.
... I have heard only one other recording that comes close to matching this one ... Schumann of great conviction and substance ...

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 8) - Quatre Hors d'Oeuvre, Quatre Mendiants
Channel Classics CCS 24907 (SACD)
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CLASSICS TODAY 10/10 mark:
... few discs have given me more unalloyed pleasure than Paolo Giacometti's Rossini piano music series for Channel Classics.

... no one matches Giacometti in terms of consistency, brilliance, choice of instrument, and stylishness ...

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 7) - Album de Château
Channel Classics CCS 24106 (SACD)
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MUSICA "5 stelle" award:
...a basic contribution to the knowledge of Rossini's art...

CLASSICS TODAY 10/10 mark - "03/2007 disc of the month" - "2007 Best of the Year Selection":
...Paolo Giacometti plays each piece (and they are not easy) with consummate technique and a dry wit that never crosses the boundaries of good taste...his beguiling artistry really does conjure a picture of Rossini and his friends enjoying an evening of good music and good company. 

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 6) - Bolero Tartare
Channel Classics CCS 22705 (SACD)
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MUSICA "5 stelle" award:
...a perfect balance between wit and seriousness...an accomplished stage performer...

...his play is serious, but at the same time happy and lively. He masters the ten pieces recorded on this CD completely. Again a fabulous performance like in the previous five compilations...
Brabants Dagblad 

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 5) - Gymnastique d'écartement
Channel Classics CCS 20504 (SACD)
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...Rossini has found his ideal performer...
Pianowereld 

...Paolo Giacometti mérite, au sense vrai du terme, le titre de virtuose...
La Médiathèque 

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 4) - Quelques riens pour Album
Channel Classics CCS 18098 (CD) - CCS 18003 (SACD)
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...the real appeal is Giacometti’s playing...Recommended!!
Sydney Morning Herald

...Paolo has the right touch, balance, and sense of humor to perform these... Americal Record Guide

Antonin Dvorák - Pianoconcert in G minor, Op. 33 (B 63)
Robert Schumann - Pianoconcert in A minor, Op. 54
Channel Classics CCS 17898 (CD) - CCS 17802 (SACD)
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...superbly musical performances...
American Record Guide

 ...one of the most effective performances...
Fanfare

...one of the best concerto disks I have heard in a long while...
Gramophone

Robert Schumann
Humoreske in B flat, Op. 20; Toccata in C, Op. 7; Phantasiestücke, Op. 12
Channel Classics CCS 16798
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BBC Music Magazine's Benchmark:
...a standard of sensitivity and intelligence...

...a must for music lovers.
Luister

 ...a little, unexpectedly fine jewel.
Musica 

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 3) - Un petit Train de Plaisir
Channel Classics CCS 16098
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Edison Award 2001:
...a combination of virtuosity, intelligence and delicacy...

 MUSICA "5 stelle" award: 
...Rossini has finally found his pianist.

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks (vol. 2) - L’Album pour les Enfants dégourdis
Channel Classics CCS 13898
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...his play is perfect, elegant...
Parool

...he has discovered a treasure...
Luister 

Gioacchino Rossini
Complete pianoworks, (vol.1) - L' Album pour les enfants adolescents
Channel Classics CCS 12397
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MUSICA "5 stelle" award:
...Giacometti knows perfectly what he has to do...

...he shows he is one of Netherlands' best pianists.
Volkskrant

...A welcome addition, highly recommended.
Luister  

Franz Schubert
Sonata in A minor, Op. 42-D 845; 4 Impromptus, Op. 142
Channel Classics CCS 10697
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...the quality of the interpretation is arresting... 
Early Music Review

...Une lecture fraîche et légère, très delicate, et imaginative... 
Diapason

...Giacometti is a dedicated Schubertian and a sensitive musician....
Fanfare

Jacques Widerkehr
The Duosonatas (with Bart Schneemann- oboe)
Channel Classics CCS 19204 (SACD)
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...I cannot imagine better performances...
International Record Review

...a very pleasant music, a wonderful performance...
Hifi Video Magazine

Johannes Brahms - Sonata in D, Op. 78
César Franck - Sonata in A
Robert Schumann - Adagio und Allegro, Op. 70
(with Pieter Wispelwey - violoncello)
Channel Classics CCS 18698 (CD) - CCS 18602 (SACD)
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...Paolo Giacometti proves himself an ideal duo partner, unobtrusively inventive and neither diffident nor over-assertive.
BBC Music Magazine

...Cellist Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Paolo Giacometti...the leading duo of the dutch chamber music...
Parool

Frédéric Chopin - Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Gabriel Fauré - Élegie in C minor, Op 24; Romance, Op 69; Pièce in A, Op 77
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
(with Pieter Wispelwey - violoncello)

Channel Classics CCS 10797
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Diapason d'or:
...les deux musiciens parviennent à un rare exploit:...l'illusion d'une merveilleuse fusion.

...A top-level duo...
Volkskant

Franz Schubert
Arpeggione Sonate; 3 Sonatinas, Op. 37
(with Pieter Wispelwey - violoncello)

Channel Classics CCS 09696
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Choc du Monde de la Musique:
...Un régal, un sommet...

...Cellist and pianist form an extraordinary duo...
NRC

 

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