Canadian pianist André Laplante is a firmly established virtuoso of the great romantic repertoire. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. The Gramophone have compared his playing to that of Michelangeli and Richter at their apex.
“complete recordings of [Les Années] don't come better than this one...which engages more impressively than any I know with the immense range of Liszt's mastery of different forms and ideas...Laplante's ear for sonority is something special...the sheer sweep of his interpretation convinces in his own right...A truly special release.”
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