Steve Arloff of MusicWeb International reviews Kiryl Keduk’s Delos debut release, My Polish Diary:
“ Keduk then features the music of a composer who is virtually unknown, Juliusz Zarębski, a native of Zytomierz… Keduk writes that they are ‘beautifully romantic, as well as refreshingly honest and clean.’ That they certainly are and Keduk does them full justice with playing that reveals their delightfully gentle character; I really loved the opening piece – absolutely gorgeous.
“ Bringing this recital to a close we hear two short pieces by Witold Lutosławski, whose centenary it is this year (2013). It was a shame to read that the etudes were intended to be part of a complete cycle that never progressed beyond these two. They are fantastic demonstrations of bravura pianism and Keduk despatches them with seeming ease.
“His playing is sensitive with a real ability to reflect the most gentle of phrasing and to produce the fireworks when required. The programme he has chosen is very well balanced with a good mix of the delicate and the explosive. It also serves to reveal some rarely heard works that should be better known. This is a fine disc with which to launch his career and I look forward to hearing more from him.” —Steve Arloff, MusicWeb International
Read the full review on MusicWeb-International.com
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