For his first recording on La Dolce Volta, Florian Noack presents an album focusing on the dance. Brahms, Grieg, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, Komitas, Janácek, Nín, Martucci and Grainger provide an itinerary brimming over with virtuosity, poetry, intimacy and sometimes even a touch of preciosity.
It takes all Florian Noack’s extremely varied talents to bring out the quintessence of these pieces which, in other hands, might never transcend the salon repertory. With the utmost naturalness, this young pianist displays his mastery of sonority and colour, set within the framework of an infallible yet never demonstrative technique.
Florian Noack, a splendid and generous musician, reveals a true genius for transcription. He is undoubtedly one of those rare artists who reinvent the repertory.