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TIPPETT Sonatas 1-3

Chandos CHAN9468

xxxxAll the sonatas demand breathtaking virtuosity and Nicholas Unwin, who enjoys a close association with Tippett and his music, possesses this in abundance - by turns mercurial, brittle, forceful, restrained, capable of barnstorming bravura and of the gentlest, most tender expression."   
BBC Music Magazine October 1996    Performance ***** Sound *****     

" In particular I admire his highly charged account of the Second, and the almost nonchalant brilliance with which he dispatches the relentless passage work in the outer movements of the Third.
Classic CD September 1996  Performance****   Sound****

"Unwin…is one of the most brilliant of the younger British pianists, and his formidable technique is equal to everything Tippett throws at him."  
Sunday Times (UK) August 1996

"…his approach to the first three (Sonatas) is so convincing. …passages that appeared merely decorative blossom into life when projected this crisply."  
The Guardian July 1996  Rating ****

"These are very big performances indeed, giving a clear and infectious impression of how satisfying these sonatas must be when you have a technique as commanding as Nicholas Unwin’s. Unwin is capable of light, transparent textures and of fluid lyricism."  
The Gramophone November