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Michael Korstick has produced more than forty albums and with them, received distinctions such as the Echo Klassik, Midem Classical Award of Cannes, as well as repeated prizes of the German Record Critics. Since 2014 he has live and worked in Linz, Austria, where he holds a professorship at the Anton Bruckner Private Univeristy. On his latest album, Korstick dedicates himself to the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera with great passion and virtuosic technique. The present album released on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Ginastera's birth comprises this composer's complete published piano oeuvre - apart from his Piano Sonata No. 2. The pieces display great virtuosity, brilliance and rhythmic brisance. In the piano parts Ginastera comes forward as an orchestral composer who repeatedly complicates the piano part with enormous intervals imitating the effect of percussion and wind instruments and playable in the exact rhythm only with great difficulties. For Korstick this is no problem. After all, reviewers have repeatedly emphasized as a characteristic quality of his playing the astonishing balance he maintains between brilliant virtuosity and musical interiorization while negotiating between his very distinctive personality and uncompromising faithfulness to the works.
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"... Get this recording, pronto!" *****
Marius Dawn - Pianist magazine - April - May 2017
"...Fine playing from Korstick ..." ***
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief notes section) - April 2017
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