Mr Bartoli’s two recent releases on Solaire Records continue to reap rave reviews on the international press. The Bach album was highly praised by Aart van der Wal on Opus klassiek.nl (“Bartoli’s Bach represents the highest form of narrative art […] The momentum is consistent, the presentation overwhelming, the persuasive force impressing. Bartoli’s playing is just incredibly beautiful, to be honest”. Full review, in Dutch, here: https://www.opusklassiek.nl/cd-recensies/cd-aw/bach79.htm The same notable reviewer also enjoyed Mr Bartoli’s recording of Giacomo Puccini complete piano music and opera transcriptions, writing “…Master pianist Sandro Ivo Bartoli makes great moments of these miniatures, and it may be regretted that this great Italian opera composer did not write more for the piano”. Full review, in Dutch, here: https://www.opusklassiek.nl/cd-recensies/cd-aw/puccini03.htm Another excellent appraisal of Mr Bartoli’s Puccini recording came from France, where Monsieur Thierry Vagne published a sensitive and well informed account of the recording on Musique classique & Co: “A great artist! […] It is incomprehensible that a a pianist of this level is almost never invited to play in France”. Full review, in French, here: http://vagnethierry.fr/giacomo-puccini-sandro-ivo-bartoli/
Mr Bartoli’s Bach CD, released this month by Solaire Records, has been received with rave reviews in the international press. Read Mr Dominy Clements’s account on MusicWeb International here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Nov/Bach_keyboard_SOL1006.htm, Mr Thierry Vagne’s superb appraisal on Musique Classique & Co here: http://vagnethierry.fr/bach-sandro-ivo-bartoli/ and IClassical wonderful review here: https://iclassical.co.uk/?p=664 You can sample some of Mr Bartoli’s Bach interpretations on Solaire Records’ website here: http://solairerecords.com/product/johann-sebastian-bach-preludes-fantasias-and-minuets/
Sandro Ivo Bartoli in performance: a short video of Mr Bartoli’s live appearances.
Signor Andrea Bedetti penned a very nice review of Bartoli’s Bach-Busoni recording. Read it here (in Italian): http://www.musicvoice.it/classical-music-time/recensioni-classical-music-time/1680/bach-secondo-busoni-trascrizione-brilliant-classics-sandro-ivo-bartoli-pianoforte/
Another in-depth review of Mr Bartoli’s latest album, this thime by The Classical Reviewer. Read it here: http://theclassicalreviewer.blogspot.it/2016/02/truly-impressive-performances-from.html
A truly epic review of Mr Bartoli’s Liszt recording, with parallels to some giants of the contemporary concert scene. Read it here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2016/Jan/Liszt_Franciscan_SOL1002.htm