[ Hyperion / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 31 May 2019
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Felix Draeseke's description of Nicodé as 'more a moderate progressive than a cacophonist' - in contrast to his younger contemporary Richard Strauss - may have been intended as a compliment, but doesn't begin to do justice to this profoundly enjoyable music, its several influences (most notably Schumann) never far away.
"Befitting his passion for discovery, Simon Callaghan acquits himself superbly. This is a classy album of deep musicality and sensitivity, pianistically compelling." - Classical Source
"Little-known music presented by a practised musician and with deep-rooted conviction" MusicWeb
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