Her splendid selection kicks off with John Metcalf's 'Endless Song', after which the rest of the CD is an endless joy.… The care with which Fingerhut shapes the phrases and her calm, unrushed tempos are soothing in the best possible sense of the word – like someone telling a story on the piano… A piano sound to die for...
Pianist magazine, Editor's choice
Margaret Fingerhut knows precisely what she's doing, and does it with charm and vivacity to spare... Ability to speak simply, yet eloquently… The fitness and intimacy of Fingerhut's heartfelt Ave Maria… wonderfully played… A virtuosic variety of touch and articulation that is dazzling… Beautiful singing lines… The wonderful experts at Chandos were equal to capturing in full dimension every nuance and subtlety Fingerhut could devise for them. I would listen with pleasure any time (to her) lustrous playing...You're going to love this one.
International Record Review, Outstanding Accolade
This first rate recital is a testament to Margaret Fingerhut's exemplary musicianship... Surefire crowdpleaser is played with charm and fitness… she is particularly adept at shading within what for many pianists would be one specific dynamic level. I strongly recommend this recording. Margaret Fingerhut's pianism is of the highest order. The disc… is a true pleasure.
This recording is a vindication of her talents... More Fingerhut on disc anticipated with pleasure and admiration.
Music Web International
Many piano recitals can seem bitty and unmotivated, and Fingerhut (who plays superbly) confesses that she has chosen the "Encores" here simply because she likes them. But the choice is adventurous and varied, and the title track by John Metcalf – a gorgeous piece – is alone worth the price of this record.
Music Web International, Recordings of the Year