“South African pianist Ben Schoeman gets through the [Liszt] sonata in slightly less time and, aided by a deeply resonant Bösendorfer, gives greater weight to the contrasts between its sections. Although he takes the fugal section at a more deliberate pace, it builds effectively… Schoeman also includes three selections from the Années de Pelerinage – one of them is the ‘Dante Sonata’, given a powerful presentation with much of the Lisztian rhetoric placed in proper perspective… The other two pieces are given in spectacular lyrical and colorful splashes of sound that captivate and thrill.”

– Alan Becker, American Record Review

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