Album Reviews

CHOPIN Nocturnes

5* / 5* "Goerner's Chopin was special right from the start of his career, but it has matured into something remarkable now..."
- BBC Music Magazine, Instrumental Choice, January 2018

"Quel artiste phénoménal ! Chacune des réalisations de Nelson Goerner est presque immanquablement à marquer d'une pierre blanche. […] Le pianiste est, une nouvelle fois, souverain : toucher protéiforme capable de toutes les nuances, superbe éventail de couleurs qui permet naturellement de varier les climats à l’infini, lignes raffinées tour à tour lyriques et pudiques, tout est réuni pour faire ce disque de référence."
“What a phenomenal artist! Each of Nelson Goerner's accomplishments is almost certainly a milestone. […] Here the pianist is, once again, majestic: a versatility of touch capable of every nuance; a superb range of colours that allows him to vary the mood from here until eternity; refined lines in turn lyrical and modest… everything comes together to make this a recording of reference."
- Cadences, November 2017

"…..le jeu lyrique et raffiné de l’Argentin Nelson Goerner…..Un double album aussi poétique et lumineux qu’une nuit de pleine lune."
“The lyrical and refined playing of the Argentine Nelson Goerner…. A double album as poetic and luminous as the full moon at night.”
- Télérama 4*, 2017

5*/5* "La fluidez con la que desempeña las bases armónicas de los acompañamientos arpegiados contrasta con el excelente sentido expresivo con el que maneja una hermosa línea de canto, completada con leves fluctuaciones y una gran riqueza de articulación en las ornamentaciones que, perfectamente integradas, obtienen su verdadero valor como elemento intensificador."
“The fluidity with which he performs the harmonic bases of the arpeggiated accompaniments, contrasts with a beautiful song-like line that he handles with an excellent sense of expression. It is complete with perfectly integrated ornamentations that, with slight fluctuations and a great richness of articulation, obtain their true value as an intensifying element."
- Ritmo , July 2018

"Du très grand art"
"Of the highest art"
- Tribune de Génève , November 2017

5*/5* "Der argentinische Pianist Nelson Goerner zeigt sich als feinfühliger Interpret der Nocturnes von Frederic Chopin."
“The Argentine pianist Nelson Goerner shows himself to be a most sensitive interpreter of the Chopin Nocturnes”
- RBB Public Radio

FAURÉ / FRANCK Violin Sonatas

“Pianist Nelson Goerner’s opening statement in Fauré’s first sonata is passionate, free and probing[…..] this is a performance of subtlety and confidence.”
- BBC Music Magazine 4*/4*, December 2017

“Pianist Nelson Goerner and violinist Tedi Papavrami clinch the muscular, urgent nature of the music as well as its sensitivity and flux; the rigour and classicism as well as the whimsy.”
“The lyrical and refined playing of the Argentine Nelson Goerner…. A double album as poetic and luminous as the full moon at night.”
- Guardian 4*

BEETHOVEN ‘Hammerklavier’ album

“À n’en pas douter, voici un disque qui fera date."
“Do not doubt it, here is disc that will go down in history”
- Choc de Classica , September 2016

5* “Nelson Goerner domine son sujet, et de quelle manière !”
"Nelson Goerner dominates his subject, and in such a way!"
- Diapason , October 2016

Gramophone Editor's Choice
“Phrases are imbued with life and meaning […...] Savour the riches!”
- Gramophone, October 2016

5*/5* “Ideally played"
- BBC Music Magazine, November 2016

"Voici une « Hammerklavier » idéale, comme on n’en avait plus connues au disque depuis belle lurette, sans doute l’une des versions majeures toutes époques confondues au sein d’une discographie pourtant aussi pléthorique que relevée."
"Here we have an ideal 'Hammerklavier', as such we haven't known on record for a very long time. It's probably one of the best ever versions, and forms part of an abundant discography."
- ResMusica

"Other recordings are left way behind"
- Pianist magazine (UK), Editor's Choice

"This is wonderful, and not the first time I have been very impressed by Nelson Goerner’s pianism……..I can’t think of a pianist who sounds less challenged by this music’s technical demands."
- Fanfare

“On le savait grand romantique, il s’impose aujourd’hui en maître du répertoire classique.”
"We knew he was a great Romantic. He now confirms himself as a master of the Classical repertoire”
- FranceMusique

"Nelson Goerner, apodado ya por muchos como “el poeta del piano”, confirma a cada nueva aparición que su sobrenombre no podía ser más acertado."
“Nelson Goerner, already nicknamed by many as "the poet of the piano", confirms with every performance that his nickname could not be more appropriate.”
- LQM La Quinta de Mahler

CHOPIN Preludes

"La Berceuse joue de sa forme libre, d'une irrégularité tout aussi rêveuse. Ses ornements possèdent juste ce qu'il faut de capricieux, d'esprit de la boite à musique avec la légèreté valsante d'harmonies si dissonantes."
“The Berceuse plays in free form, with an equally dreamy irregularity. His ornaments possess just the necessary amount of capriciousness, with the waltzing levity of dissonant harmonies evoking the spirit of a music box.”
- Choc de Classica, January 2016

"Coloriste sophistiqué, virtuose cérébral, Nelson Goerner met pourtant à nu les failles, les flottements, les foudres des passions dans le labyrinthe de Chopin"
"Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso, Nelson Goerner exposes the flaws, the hesitations, the darts of passion in Chopin's labyrinth"
- Diapason d'Or, December 2015

"This Argentinian pianist possesses artistry of a very high order... Goerner purveys poetry as natural as breathing".
- 5* BBC Music Magazine, March 2016

"5* Nelson Goerner never makes a bad recording! Every one of his releases has been a revelation on its own terms, and his rock-solid musicianship never fails to impress."
- Pianist (UK), January 2017

MARTUCCI / PADEREWSKI album

Diapason d'Or 2016
"Deux fresques virtuoses du romantisme tardif ont trouvé leur héros. Nelson Goerner jouant Martucci... nous rappelle qu'il est aujourd'hui un des plus grands interprètes de Rachmaninov."
"Two virtuoso frescoes of late Romanticism have found their hero. Nelson Goerner playing Martucci ... reminds us that he is today one of the greatest performers of Rachmaninov."

"Souverain dans Chopin, incontestable dans Debussy, à 46 ans, le pianiste argentin Nelson Goerner fait partie de ces artistes discrets dont la carrière est immense ."
"Majestic in Chopin, unquestionable in Debussy, at 46, the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is one of those discreet artists whose career is immense."
- Le Monde

NOWAKOWSKI / KROGULSKI album

Gramophone Editor's Choice (December 2016)
"This superbly recorded disc is the most enjoyable chamber music disc – and the most interesting discovery – to come my way for some time."


SCHUMANN album

BBC Music Magazine: Recording of the month (March 2015)
“Here is yet another account of the overplayed, over-recorded Schumann Etudes Symphoniques– but this one is seriously excellent … Goerner’s flexibility with rubato helps to strike a fine balance between contrast and logic between contrast and pacing, while also creating an engaging hint of “golden age” qualities.”

“Stunning Schumann playing from Nelson Goerner. His Kreisleriana is among the finest ever recorded, and the Symphonic Studies – with the posthumous studies inserted organically – also receive a sovereign interpretation. One of the finest Schumann releases this year.”
- Pianist (UK), July 2015

"It took me no longer than a minute to realize, upon hearing the opening strains of this recording, that I was in the presence of a very great pianist indeed. Such breathtaking musicianship, wed to a huge heart and a humanitarian spirit, is not something that crosses one's path every day. To say the experience was humbling is an understatement.. "
- Fanfare March, April 2015

DEBUSSY album

Diapason de l'Or de l'Année
« un poète doublé d'un orfèvre »
"A poet who is also a goldsmith"

"On retrouve ici condensé ce qui nous séduit depuis longtemps chez ce musicien intègre : une densité, une culture du son et une énergie qui traduisent toutes une forme d’urgence et de nécessité à aller au fond des œuvres."
"We find here what has always seduced us about this pianist of integrity: a richness, a culture of sound and an energy that results in a sense of urgency and necessity to go into the depths of these works.”
- Le Soir

Upcoming concerts

21nov7:30 pmBASELSinfonieorchester Basel - CHOPIN Concerto nr. 1

22nov7:30 pmBASELSinfonieorchester Basel - CHOPIN Concerto nr. 1

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