May 11, 2019
Notations & Sketches, the debut album from Alexander Soares was released on Rubicon Classics in January 2019 and features solo piano works by Boulez, Dutilleux, and Messiaen.
City Music Foundation is proud to have funded this album, one which has now garnered plaudits from both of the UK’s most prestigious classical music magazines.
Gramophone Magazine (Editor’s Choice, May 2019)
“Although most of these pieces have been collated on various anthologies of French piano music, few of them can match this new release in its balanced conception or consistency of execution… Soares has their measure in abundance, resulting in what could hardly be a more auspicious debut album”
BBC Music Magazine
★★★★ “playing of style and sophistication”
”Notations finds Soares matching virtuosity and exploratory curiosity, fierce competition for Pierre-Laurent Aimard and David Fray”
★★★★ ”The debut album from the talented British pianist Alexander Soares showcases several rarities… a perfect avowed approach is a triumph in the nervy” [sic]
“Soares is a brave pianist with a mission. He shows this with bold choice of repertoire and excellent performance”
Musique Classique & Co
“A superb disc – very well produced – a pianist to follow!”