|Zeynep Ucbasaran c oncert pianist |
Santa Barbara, California Virtuoso SCHUBERT (Eroica JDT3108)
Christopher Howell, Music Web , Feb'03
LISTEN ONLINE Santa Barbara LISZT Album (Eroica JDT3092) "This is a well-played and extremely musical Liszt recital . By an essentially understated approach, yet one that does not skimp on virtuosity, she successfully negotiates pieces as wild as Eroica or as spiritual as The Bells of Geneva is extremely demanding - Zeynep is clearly equal to it.. The three song transcriptions are beautifully played. The Spanish Rhapsody , always in control, never forced, and with excellent lyrical episodes brings the recital to an exciting conclusion."
Ying Chang, The Classical Source UK
LISTEN ONLINE Santa Barbara LISZT Album was featured as the
Afternoon CD of the Week
89.9 KBPS-FM, Portland
Zeynep's most recent recording is another all-Liszt album on Eroica Classical Recordings (Eroica JDT3135):
Sonata in B minor
Now available for purchase! YOU CAN SECURE ORDER ALL THREE CDs DIRECTLY HERE.. LISTEN ONLINE "Ucbasaran is an artist who always puts the composer first, never drawing attention to herself with agogic distortions or wayward rubato. The present Liszt collection seems to me her best yet. I immediately noticed many places in the "Dante Sonata" where melodic strands are separated from their accompaniments with real pianistic mastery and there is certainly no lack of singing tone... A very fine achievement... Anyone who picks up this disc will be left in no doubt that Liszt was a composer of lofty aims and noble inspiration, a fact which some still question, including, alas, many who actually play his music."