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Codalario

  • Albert Ferrer Flamarich

“José Menor and the young IBS Classical label may be among the best world albums of 2017.”

“José Menor y del joven sello IBS Classical puedan estar en los mejores discos mundiales de este 2017.”

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BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped

  • Jamie MacDougall

“Marvellous Spanish music by Granados, superbly played by a man on a very personal mission to bring this remarkable work to everyone’s attention.”

Jamie MacDougall chooses Goyescas by Jose Menor as the Album of the Week.

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Revista Musical Catalana

  • Josep Barcons

…una versió major, profundament dramàtica, amb un so pulcre i amb un domini absolut del lirisme.

…a major version, deeply dramatic, with a polished sound and with absolute mastery of lyricism.

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The Whole Note

  • The Whole Note

José Menor is an extraordinary pianist with a fearsome technique and unrivalled fluidity of touch.

 

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Gramophone

  • Jed Distler

[Menor] revels in the music’s joyous exuberance and penetrates its dark intropsection, embracing the dynamic extremes and contouring the labyrinthine textures to gorgeously three-dimensional effect. Enthusiastically recommended.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

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Melomano

  • Pedro Tellez

Five stars (*****)

‘Un enfoque efresco y imprescendible’ /A fresh and essential interpretation

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The Arts Desk

  • Graham Rickson

“The playing is phenomenal”

“[…] Menor plays with an expressive flexibility and impetuosity that’s hard to resist. […]

”Coloquio en la reja” actually sounds like a conversation, and the dance rhythms of “El fandango del candil” are electrifying. The final “Serenata del espectro” packs an incredible emotional punch, the throwaway ending perfectly judged.”

“This work is so much more than a virtuoso showpiece, and Menor reveals what’s behind the notes. As modern recordings of Goyescas go, this is exceptional.”

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BBC Radio 3 – In Tune

  • Katie Derham

“Fabulous playing!”

Jose Menor performs selections from Goyescas live in the BBC Radio 3 studio.

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