'High class Chopin playing.'
BBC Radio 3 Record Review, 7 October 2023
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'As in the first volume, Peter Jablonski leaves you in little doubt concerning his overall musicianship, his warmth and sincerity.'
Bryce Morrison, International Piano, December 2023
'Rubato is at the heart of this music. And Peter Jablonski uses the effect sparingly but to great effect.'
theartsdesk, November 2023
French Academy Charles Cros Award
'...Music by important woman composer, played by a pianist in full flower of his mature, imaginative artistry.'
Patrick Rucker, Gramophone
'Jablonski's Bacewicz bursts with energy... Intelligently played and sensitively recorded.'
BBC Music Magazine 'Instrumental Choice' in March 2022.
'Motoric energy and folk rhythms combine in the Polish composer’s
exhilarating works, which pianist Peter Jablonski brings magically to life.'
Erica Jeal, The Guardian ★★★★★
'Superb pianistic technique'. The Record Geijutsu 'Critics' Choice' in April 2022.
Tsutomu Nasuda, The Record Geijutsu
'Brilliantly played and recorded.'
Graham Rickson, theartsdesk, September 2023
'The [..] Piano Concerto (1949) gives a few others from the 20th century a run for their money. There is much technical brilliance, together with wit, a bittersweet lyricism, and always the sense that some unidentified threat could be lurking on the next page. Pianist Peter Jablonski and Nicholas Collon, conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, light its fuse from the opening bars.
Financial Times, June 2023
'Jablonski is a seasoned Bacewicz crusader [...] and it’s not hard to relish [his] dashing account [which is] as thought-provoking as it is engaging'.
Gramophone, June 2023
'Peter Jablonski, whose recording of the composer's solo piano works was shortlisted for a BBC Music Magazine 2023 Award, is the excellent soloist'.
BBC Music Magazine, July 2023 ★★★★★
'[Jablonski is] an authoritative, idiomatic and individual stylist, […]an epic, large-scale player who favours a wide range of dynamics and articulations.'
'Peter Jablonski makes a world of indelible poetry in just a couple of minutes.'
Tom Service, BBC Radio 3
'Jablonski’s control of the shadings of dynamics, especially the pianos, is top-notch. This Mazurka [Op 17 No 4] is no doubt ‘sad’ but the way he plays it, we get a lot more: nostalgia, forlornness, contemplation, and fleeting flourishes of whimsy in the ornamental figures and runs. [...] With this display of musicianship and artistry, I very much look forward to what the second volume will have to offer.'
The Classical Review
‘Peerless performance […] Stanchinsky could hardly have wished for finer performances. Jablonski’s commanding pianism may well come to be seen retrospectively as a vital force in the Stanchinsky renaissance.’
International Piano Magazine
'Peter Jablonski brilliantly plays a generous selection [of Stanchinsky's works]'.