concert reviews

“Max Barros's keyboard playing established itself as the real center of this evening. ...there was an elegance of rhythm and an unusual fineness of sentiment.”
— The New York Times

“...marvelous pianist, complete... one of the best piano recitals of this concert season.”
— Diário Popular, Brazil

“...poetically evocative...”
— The Star-Ledger

“Mr. Barros performed his program with uncommon richness of sound.”
— O Estado de São Paulo, Brazil

“...poignant lyricism amidst displays of tasteful virtuosity.”
— The Charleston Gazette

“Barros is a first-rate artist, with technique to spare [and] performs with clarity and sensitivity.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A virtuoso pianist. To listen to him is an authentic joy.”
— Jornal do Comércio, Rio de Janeiro
 
“...one of the finest concerts I have heard in this area in recent memory.”
— East Hampton Star

recording reviews

“Barros is just right for this music: deeply versed in Guarnieri’s idiom, he plays with confident brio and sensitivity and far overshadows other recordings I’ve heard of Guarnieri’s piano pieces.”
— Mark Lehman, American Record Guide

“Barros delivers shoals of notes with unfaltering brio and a complete command of the idiom...”
— Bryce Morrison, Gramophone

“His performances here marry an athletic technique with a relined understanding of all (...) works. (...) His use of the sustain pedal is especially effective in coloring and illuminating the textures.”

— Fanfare

“Max Barros plays with total technical command and stylistic aplomb.”
— Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International

“...admirable soloist, tackling pages black with notes in playing of considerable technical brilliance.”
— David Denton, David's Review Corner

“The performances are excellent. Max Barros addresses the (...) solo parts with enthusiasm and a sure sense of where the music wants to go...”
— David Hurwitz, Classics Today

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