BAX: WINTER LEGENDS (CHAN 10209X - disc 1)

Penguin Guide Award ***

Miss Fingerhut makes this piece very much her own…a recording that is unlikely to be supplanted.
Fanfare, USA.

She gives a highly impressive account of the score…she copes admirably with Bax’s demands for a languishing Rachmaninovian manner at one moment, a pounding Bartokian percussiveness the next.
Gramophone.

She proves an impressive and totally convincing advocate for the score…a quite outstanding disc.
Penguin CD Guide.

An absolute most…magnificently interpreted by Fingerhut and the LPO.
Diapason, France.

Instinctive music making, at one urgently committed and irreproachably sensitive.
Gramophone (Cover CD feature).

 

BAX: SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS (CHAN 10209X - disc 2)

Penguin Guide Award ***

One can say no better of Fingerhut’s playing than the piece has been waiting nearly 60 years for the sort of full-blooded performance that she gives it.
Gramophone.

Its rescue by Margaret Fingerhut in this magnificent recording can only be hailed as a triumph.
Penguin CD Guide.

The performance is excellent…Fingerhut’s sense of possession of these difficult and unfamiliar piano parts is extraordinary.
Fanfare, USA.

Margaret Fingerhut’s playing is incisive and powerful.
Montsalvat, Spain.

Fingerhut has temperament and taste…she throws herself enthusiastically into the music.
Hervormd, Netherlands.

 

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