Volkskrant review of ‘World of Liszt’ CD

Last Friday, April 21, 2023, a review of my new CD ‘World of Liszt’ appeared in the Volkskrant. Guido van Oorschot writes among other things:

“He plays on a grand piano by Érard, the 19th-century builder who had liszt as a client. Now the listener has to get used to it: (…..) Take the short, bumped notes at the beginning of the Sonata in b minor. Acute silence follows on a Steinway, on an Érard the overtones buzz after. Fortunately, Martin Oei does not fall into the trap of many a Lisztian: mind on zero, gaze on infinity. Where he can, he plays poetically; where he must, he sounds controlled.”

It is a nice confirmation of my choice to play the repertoire of Liszt and Chopin on the Erard grand pianos restored by Frist Janmaat (Maison Erard, Enkhuizen).

This CD features the interpretation of the music from my performance “Garden of Delights” with which I am currently touring, including a program in The Concertgebouw.

The CD can be ordered from the publisher Zefir here.

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