October 16, 2020

New Release of Beethoven Piano Concertos by pianist/conductor Eugene Albulescu

David Rowe, reviewing for David's Classical CDs, commented: 
Mr. Albulescu is a real talent. His piano playing is fabulous, and his leadership of this chamber orchestra is assured and at all times superbly musical. The life and joy he brings to these concertos is refreshing. (October 2020)

In a critique for Fanfare, Ken Meltzer wrote:
The results of this collaboration are highly satisfying. Albulescu’s performances as soloist are of a very high level, of a kind that would be welcome in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Albulescu’s technical facility is beyond reproach. He plays Beethoven’s solo writing with the utmost precision and clarity. He has a marvelous ear for gradations of dynamics, and his phrasing is notable for its keen articulation and flexibility. (Issue 44:2 Nov/Dec 2020)

And Mark Estren of Infodad also had high praise for the new CD:
‚Ķmany “ex” words apply to this CD: exhilarating, exciting, extroverted, exceptional. “Excellent” comes to mind as well. And this wordplay is in the spirit of the musical play itself: “play” can mean both “perform” and “have fun with,” and that combination is just what Albulescu and his Orchestra of Friends sound as if they are doing. (September 10, 2020)