Thursday 30 January 2014

A Compilation to Please Every Palate



As PENTATONE celebrates its 13th anniversary and prepares for a changing of the guard, it is time to reflect on its achievements and looks toward the future. This release – the first to feature our new visual identity – marks the start of a new chapter in PENTATONE ’s history. 
 
Compiled by PENTATONE’s very own Dirk van Dijk, the February release of Creating Timeless Classics is pretty much every piece you would expect to be included, and then some. A good variety of music to please every palate, from an incredibly precise performance by Julia Fischer to Mari Kodama’s solo piano whose splendid movement allows you to experience the full glory of Beethoven’s music. This 15-track compilation CD can be enjoyed by both the curious beginner and classical fanatic !

If you don't believe us, take it from Gramophone as they praise one of the tracks: “This new recording (Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy Piano Trio) is irresistible, with the three players caught in a wholly natural ambience. It’s always a good sign when you don’t want to stop playing a disc long enough to write about it.”