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Reviews of Eric Le Van's Brahms CD

Review in BBC Music Magazine: "These are powerfully impressive performances [...] meticulously thought-out and with an impressive grasp of large-scale structure, ... a real sense of spontineity and unforced vigour"
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Mention in Brahms: A Listener's Guide (Unlocking the Masters series): "A distinguished young pianist and widely recognized Brahms authority, stands out as one of the most compelling interpreters of Brahms ever heard."
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Mention in Star Turns and Cameo Appearances: Memoirs of a Life Among Musicians by Bernard Jacobson: "Eric Le Van is an American who reversed Grimaud's trajectory by living for a while in France, and who has made some masterly recordings of Brahms and Liszt."
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Reviews of Eric Le Van's Scriabin CD

Review on Gramophone: "Eric Le Van gives us youthful, ardent and communicative performances of Scriabin's Mazurkas. [...] Eric Le Van spins off an extrodinary sequence in a haunting and improvisatory manner. [...] magically fleet and affectionate."
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Review on Music Web International: "It is not an easy task to be competitive with the greatest Scriabin pianists of the past such as Vladimir Sofronitsky, Samuel Feinberg, Sviatoslav Richter, Roberto Szidon, Vladimir Horowitz, and Scriabin himself. Le Van deserves to be placed in this exalted company, and he enjoys the best sonics that modern recording techniques can offer."
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Review on Music & Vision: "One of the most masterful interpreters of Scriabin to come along in decades. [...] More vivid, imaginative music making would be hard to find, no matter what the repertoire."
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Reviews of Eric Le Van's Liszt CD

Review in Rondo, Das Kalassiz & Jazz Magazin: "Eric Le Van plays with depth on Liszt's Bayreuth Steingraeber piano from the year 1873."
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Mention in Star Turns and Cameo Appearances: Memoirs of a Life Among Musicians by Bernard Jacobson: "A superb pianist... Eric Le Van has made some masterly recordings of Liszt"
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Reviews of Eric Le Van's Exil CD

Review in New York Times: "A fascinating new recording" (Anthony Tommasini)
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Review on Expedition Audio: "Congratulations to Mr. Le Van for this very thoughtful project and for his eloquently musical performances."
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Review on Music Web International: "Eric Le Van proves an excellent and sensitive guide."
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Review on Music & Vision: "Piano music of singular merit"
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Review on Fanfare Magazine: "One cannot help but marvel at the tonal colorations Le Van elicits from his instrument through the variety of keyboard touch and pedaling he brings to each piece (...) [With] consumate technical mastery. This is a recital not to be missed by any pianophile."
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Reviews of Eric Le Van's Raff CD

Review on Raff Society: "If you plan to buy only one Raff recording, then this is the one."
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Review on Classical Net: "Great music does not play itself; it needs exceptional performers [...] Neftel and Le Van have done this with a level of artistry and technique that is stunning ... off the charts."
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