In this CD the French pianist Kim Barbier demonstrates technical skill, individuality and humility as she plays an eclectic selection of musical vignettes. The innermost essence of a work can be felt in each recording. Speaking of the role of pianists, Curcio stated that ‘we must hear what we see and see what we hear’.
“ (…) played ‘with blatant contrasts of extreme force and passionate tenderness’ sensitivity and a more moderate feeling (...) “
“ (…) Barbier’s performance of El Corpus Christi en Sevilla is played to perfection (…) “
“ (…) Her interpretation of Hasche-Mannabounds in jollity and vitality, but above all a graceful and alluring elegance is retained (…) “
“ (…) exquisite sense of intimacy and untrammelled directness, clarity and focus (…) “