Nikolai Medtner was a prolific composer for the piano. His compositional output for the solo piano (nine CDs) was comparable to his contemporaries such as Rachmaninov, Scriabin, and Prokofiev, but yet, his music is virtually forgotten on the concert stage. Recording the complete solo piano works of Medtner is massive and daunting, but with this project I aim to provide advocacy for music that I think is worth sharing and knowing.
"Huang and Medtner are made for one another..."
"Huang can hold his own next to Marc-Andre Hamelin's standard-setting Forgotten Melodies cycle is no small achievement."
American Record Guide:
"Huang clearly has the requisite technique and musical intellect to bring all of these works off in convincing fashion."
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Johannes Brahms: Selected Piano Music
"In all four of these pieces, Huang proves himself a Brahms interpreter of penetrating musical insight. Coupled with the precision of a diamond-cutter’s technique and a tonal opulence—stunningly captured by Centaur’s recording—this is a Brahms recital that’s irresistible."
Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine
"Huang has a powerful technique that carries all the robustness Brahms demands..."
"This is fine Brahms interpretation."
"This disc works brilliantly as a stand-alone Brahms recital. Huang has all of the technical requirements, and then some. Recommended, particularly for the Waltzes and the op. 119."
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
Jack Gallagher: Piano Music
“Frank Huang captures the colour and imagination of Gallagher’s writing…Huang’s performance is confident, bold, and celebratory.”
Alex Baran, The Whole Note
“Frank Huang essays with skill and dedication and he is afforded a close recording that misses nothing.”
Colin Anderson, Classical Source
“Frank Huang deserves kudos for his sparkling and sensitive playing, and better performances of these works would be well-nigh impossible to come by.”
David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare Magazine