MusicWeb International‘s Brian Reinhart “digs in” to Joel Fan and the Northwest Sinfonietta’s Dances for Piano and Orchestra recording:
“For piano lovers, this CD is like an ice cream sundae, with hot fudge drizzle, Spanish peanuts, a ribbon of cream, and a booze-soaked cherry on top. It’s pure pleasure, first note to last, with a generous heaping of sugar … There’s even a Wedding Cake. … Pianist Joel Fan, who presumably herded this programme together, plays it all with aplomb. He has the light touch, wit and fleet fingers necessary to keep these treats as sweet and bubbly as possible. He’s ably backed up by the Northwest Sinfonietta…Throw in excellent notes from Reference Recordings and Fan’s obvious enthusiasm and you have yourself a heck of a deal. … Dig in and don’t count the calories.” —Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International
Read the full review at MusicWeb-International.com!