William Bland: Piano Sonatas
Kevin Gorman, piano
Fanfare (5 stars)
Bland's virtuoso sonatas present a fascinating blend of arch romanticism, piano heroics, and passionate utterance. Premiere recordings by the young American pianist, Kevin Gorman.
Reviews:""Both sonatas are works of real substance and beauty. I found myself returning to these sonatas for pleasure long after I had done the required listening for purposes of review."" - Henry Fogel, Fanfare (5 stars)
"Gorman plays these sonatas with absolute commitment and sterling technique. The recording, made at New York’s Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, is excellent, a marvelous presentation of the Romantic piano in full flight. Compelling music, superbly performed." - Ken Meltzer, Fanfare