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Solo Piano - Released May 20, 2016 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica
He is nicknamed ‘the poet of the piano’, an epithet confirmed by each of his appearances in concert or on record, most recently with his multi-award-winning Debussy and Chopin albums. Nelson Goerner already has an imposing discography, but this is the first time he has tackled Beethoven on a recording: he has chosen the ‘Hammerklavier’, a work of unparalleled dimensions, complexity and profundity . . . But is this artist, whom a Buenos Aires newspaper praised after a recital at the famous Teatro Colon for his ‘ability to combine intellectual lucidity, undeniable depth, and a technical ease that enables him to express his ideas’, not the perfect interpreter for that monumental composition? ‘Here is a sonata that will make pianists work hard’, said Beethoven to his publisher after labouring on it for almost three years, at a time when his deafness was constantly worsening. Forty-five minutes of immense difficulty for the performer (and also the listener?): between a first movement as fiery as Beethoven ever wrote and a finale that seems to foreshadow jazz improvisations, comes a splendid and deeply moving slow movement that Goerner renders with deep emotion. He then invites us to move from the monumental to the miniature, with the Six Bagatelles op.126, subtle gems of late Beethovenian style, constructed with formidable skill.
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Classical - Released September 24, 2013 | Zig-Zag Territoires

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles Classica - Hi-Res Audio
Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner isn't known for French music, although he does perform Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse in recital sometimes. This beautifully recorded release from the Linn label, however, gives the lie to the idea that pianists necessarily have a specialty, like vocalists, outside which they don't perform well. The album was recorded at the Teldex studios in Berlin, which have rarely if ever been better exploited than by Linn's engineers here. They capture the delicacy of Goerner's mists, the full resonance of the bacchanalian finale of L'Isle Joyeuse. Nearly equally good are the performances themselves. Goerner has lots of competition in these familiar Debussy works, but his versions are worth considering not only for their lovely, subtle palette of textures but also for the unique sound world he coaxes out of each work. Try the rather pan-Asian concept of Pagodes, from the Estampes set at the beginning: the title is East Asian, but the musical inspiration is Indonesian, and the work has rarely sounded more like the cyclical layers of a gamelan echoing in a Javanese night. Each of the Etudes comes to life in its own technical-poetic space. Goerner's program is not organized chronologically nor by complete set; instead it follows an internal poetic logic, and by the end it has become profoundly hypnotic. Very, very fine playing. © TiVo
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Solo Piano - Released October 6, 2017 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
‘Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso though he is, Nelson Goerner nevertheless brings out the moments of weakness, the hesitations, the lightning passions in the labyrinth of Chopin’, wrote Diapason on the release of the Preludes in 2015 (Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica). ‘Serenity’, ‘balance’, ‘clarity’, ‘phrasing’ are the key words that recur in reviews of the discs and concerts of the Argentine pianist, whose fifth solo release on Alpha this is. His latest venture is a complete recording of the Nocturnes, a highpoint of Chopinesque poetry. These twenty-one miniatures accompanied Chopin over a good part of his life, for he composed them between 1827 and 1848. They are tributes to Italian bel canto, expressing reveries but also complexity of feeling and a profundity that far transcends their apparent simplicity. Nelson Goerner’s feeling for melody and tempo works wonders in these pieces, which he recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland). © Alpha
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Solo Piano - Released November 3, 2015 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica
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Solo Piano - Released October 25, 2019 | Alpha

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Keyboard Concertos - Released September 30, 2018 | Cascavelle

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Chamber Music - Released March 31, 1997 | Warner Classics

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Concertos - Released September 24, 2013 | Alpha

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Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner isn't known for French music, although he does perform Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse in recital sometimes. This beautifully recorded release from the Linn label, however, gives the lie to the idea that pianists necessarily have a specialty, like vocalists, outside which they don't perform well. The album was recorded at the Teldex studios in Berlin, which have rarely if ever been better exploited than by Linn's engineers here. They capture the delicacy of Goerner's mists, the full resonance of the bacchanalian finale of L'Isle Joyeuse. Nearly equally good are the performances themselves. Goerner has lots of competition in these familiar Debussy works, but his versions are worth considering not only for their lovely, subtle palette of textures but also for the unique sound world he coaxes out of each work. Try the rather pan-Asian concept of Pagodes, from the Estampes set at the beginning: the title is East Asian, but the musical inspiration is Indonesian, and the work has rarely sounded more like the cyclical layers of a gamelan echoing in a Javanese night. Each of the Etudes comes to life in its own technical-poetic space. Goerner's program is not organized chronologically nor by complete set; instead it follows an internal poetic logic, and by the end it has become profoundly hypnotic. Very, very fine playing. © TiVo
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Classical - Released October 21, 2014 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Classical - Released September 6, 2010 | Wigmore Hall Live

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Concertos - Released March 23, 2018 | Alpha

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It seems that international recognition has at long last arrived for Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner, even if he had been known on the professional circuit for many years. His most recent recital albums, of Debussy, Schumann, Chopin, and Beethoven were met with rave reviews: and here he is today in one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire. Recorded in concert in Tokyo on 20 May 2009, with the excellent NHK Orchestra, this is a particularly sumptuous rendition of the Second Concerto by Brahms, twilit and intimate, with a velvet piano sound and well-chosen phrasing that provides a perfect match for Brahms's long melodic motifs. Tadaaki Otaka attentively follows his soloist's every move, supporting him with broad gestures from the podium. Discovered by Martha Argerich during an audition for gifted children in Buenos Aires, Goerner was sent to work in Geneva with Maria Tipo, where in 1990 he would win first prize at the International Competition, giving a magisterial rendition of Rachmaninov's Third Concerto with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Since then, he has travelled the world, building his career stone by stone, taking his time, and only bringing pieces before the public when they are perfectly ripe. This is a thrilling version of a major work by Brahms, even among the already-crowded discography – from which it can be hard to choose. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released May 1, 2010 | CD Accord

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Classical - Released December 4, 2007 | Irco Video