“Pollack has taken on the subtle challenges of Schumann’s Carnaval and has recorded a revelatory view of the work that is balm for the jaded ear and a soul-satisfying achievement. There is little need to compare this Carnaval with the performance of other artists since along with the best of them it occupies its own unique special world. The great Schumann Fantasy is played with sweep and passion…(Pollack) plays all three sections with all the emotion, imagination and color necessary to make it sound like a disciplined, yet grand improvisation. Liszt’s two blockbusters (the Mephisto Waltz, Funerailles) only add additional incentives to acquire this outstanding recording.”

 Alan Becker, American Record