BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE DISC OF THE MONTH
CLASSIC FM BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD OF 2006
MAIL ON SUNDAY BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD OF 2006
'I cannot imagine many piano lovers failing to fall for this delectable and all-too-brief collection of impressions, portraits and postcards. If you are not drawn to the imaginative programme of the familiar, the brand new and the entirely unknown, then the elegant, eloquent playing of this master pianist will surely seduce you ...
We are treated to some of the loveliest pianissimos and and delicate shadings you'll hear, familiar from Hough's earlier Piano Albums and similar in his complete empathy with this kind of repertoire... Hough's own On Falla has an authentic ring that should provide him with a blistering encore for years to come... The piano sound (Andrew Keener and Simon Eadon) is as you would expect from Hyperion's dream team' --Gramophone