Monday, 26 September 2011

ALBERT TIU'S NOCTURNAL FANTASIES gets rave reviews on Gramophone, American Record Guide and Fanfare

Albert Tiu's solo piano recording of Chopin and Scriabin Nocturnal Fantasies has received rave reviews from three of the world's most respected classical record review journals. The September 2011 issue of Gramophone has Bryce Morrison's highest and warmest praise for this "Made in Singapore" recording. He even makes a mention of a certain programme note writer (and this gives that writer that a great thrill to have his name in this periodical!), but the chief glory is in the music and its polished and heartfelt delivery by Albert Tiu. This CD is available at Music Essentials (Meridien Shopping Centre, Orchard Road).

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This enthusiasm is echoed in a review by James Harrington earlier in AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE (May-June 2011):

On FANFARE magazine, the usually highly critical Jerry Dubins has nothing but praise,

"Centaur has produced, in my opinion, one of the all-time great piano recordings. ... Urgently recommended."

Another thumbs up for classical music in Singapore, I say!

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