Review by Remy Franck

Pizzicato 05.04.2019

Beethoven/Liszt: Adelaide, S466/R121; Franz Schubert: Klaviersonate Nr. 7, op. 122, D. 568; Joseph Haydn: Un piccolo divertimento Hob. XVII:6; Fazil Say: Kara Toprak (Black Earth) op.8; Bela Bartok: Out of Doors, Sz. 81, BB 89; Fuyuhiko Sasaki: Sacrifice; Can Çakmur, Klavier; 1 SACD BIS-2430; Recording  01/2019, Release  05/04/2019 (84’56) –

Young Turkish pianist Can Cakmur’s sense of sound differentiation, his phenomenal technique and his ability to share energies with the listener makes this a superb release with a splendidly rhetoric, long and varied program. Needless to say that his version of Fazil Say’s Black Earth is even more compelling than the composer’s own one.

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Review by Dean Frey

Music for Several Instrument 22.04.2019

Can Çakmur: piano music by Beethoven/Liszt, Haydn, Schubert, Say, Sasaki, Bartok

A thought-provoking & satisfying first album After the artificial rigours of the international piano competition world, Can Çakmur (who won in Glasgow in 2017, and in Hamamatsu in 2018) now has a chance to build an interesting, exciting programme for his first recording. ..On the evidence of this album we should be listening to the Ankara-born pianist for a very long time…..

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