Liszt, Hugarian Rhapsodies, Classical.net

“Maltempo is an immensely gifted artist who seems quite consistently to make the best of even the flawed works here, like #12.
Clearly Maltempo understands Liszt, feels at home in his works, and fully grasps his wide-ranging style of composition.”

“Maltempo, with his subtle touch, deft sense for tempo, and intelligent phrasing, makes the best case for works like #10, which can sound mostly like fluff.”

“Maltempo adjusts to the darker character of the last four Rhapsodies, not by changing his style, but through his dependably superior sense for interpretation, which always allows him to find the proper spirit of each piece.”

 

Robert Cummings on Classical.net