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“Everything he does comes across as natural, organic to the music, and unforced, especially his sense of pacing and his tone, which is always round and beautiful.”
Donald Isler // Classical Music Guide
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“Reed Tetzloff, the 25-year old Minneapolis native who makes his impressive solo recording debut here, has not only exhausted every implication of (the Griffes Sonata) but seems delighted to share his discoveries… ranks easily with the recordings of Garrick Ohlsson and Stephen Beus as the finest available… I found myself returning with relish to the Op 38 (Scriabin) Waltz, where Tetzloff perfectly captures an overripe fin de siècle in souciance, poised just this side of trashiness… kaleidoscopic colors are exchanged for fervent rapture in (Franck’s Prelude, Choral, et Fugue) in a performance that… carries the day with its sincerity and sheer beauty of its musicality.  As remarkably developed as Tetzloff’s gift is, it suggests even greater things to come.”
Patrick Rucker // Gramophone Magazine
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“With this debut disc he is throwing down a gauntlet all of his own, and one which sets him apart from the great mass of young pianists who, on paper, seem his equal…Tetzloff has thought long and hard about the music, has taken possession of it, and, with the kind of opulent technique we regard as pretty near obligatory in young pianists today, delivers a performance of immense individuality and conviction…one senses that Tetzloff is looking way beyond the minutiae of the music, and he delivers a performance as visionary and unified as anyone could reasonably expect.”
Marc Rochester // MusicWeb International
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“Tetzloff imbues the eight minutes of exotic solipsism with an erotic, impulsive sense of nuance…Theatrically dramatic as it is manifestly erotic, (Scriabin’s) music invites Tetzloff to demonstrate his mastery of color effects to obvious advantage.”
Gary Lemco // Audiophile Audition Magainze
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“Reed Tetzloff (24, United States) chose two contrasting works in b-flat minor. His sensitive performance of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in b-flat (WTC I) was characterized by wonderful lines and rich tone. He began Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in b-flat, Op. 35 with full-bodied tone and fluid lines. The Scherzo was grand with a lovely middle section, and the funeral march marvelous. Tetzloff’s confident playing of technical passages in the finale brought the work — and the evening — to a superb conclusion.”
Mike Telin // Cleveland Classical
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