American Classics: Samuel Barber



“This illuminating and sensuous pianism evident even in the most resounding fortissimos, making virile a discourse that is all too often watered down; prodigious pianism of fiery energy, of dynamic articulation, élan and fullness – that dominates and towers over the competition from now on – and constitutes the disc that most approaches Barber’s piano music and becomes as well a summation and an event.”

Repertoire Magazine, Paris, France

“In his hands the Sonata is powerfully driven and crisply articulated, creating a palpable sense of raw energy and excitement.”

Gramaphone, London, England

“Pollack embraces the sonata wholeheartedly using deep resources and myriad details. The lighter material he imbues with elegance.”

Los Angeles Times