"Other recordings are left way behind"
"This Argentinian pianist possesses artistry of a very high order... Goerner purveys poetry as natuaral as breathing, event whent the music is as austere as that Prelude no.2. Without over-inflating their importance, he lets these pieces flower each in their own way, with the shading finely-judged and the structure pellucid : his virtuosity (e.g. in No.16) is dazzling, and so are the little flashes of originality with which he illuminates what would otherwise seem routine and familiar... exquisitely controlled Berceuse and magnificient Barcarolle".
Read the interview (November 2015)
I have always thought Nelson Goerner's playing to be on a high level. His truthful way with the printed score and his reliable and deep musicality always comes to the forefront of his interpretations. He's never one to insert idiosyncratic tricks into the music, but always lets the composer come first. Examples of his fine playing can be found on his Chopin discs where repeated listening shows a pianist good enough to be in the company of Argerich. Here, Goerner takes two of Schumann's greatest works plus the devilish Toccata, the latter tossed off without even the slightest strain. 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 (July 2015)
Golden Touch: Nelson Goerner shines in Schumann.
Read more (May 2015)
Pianist Nelson Goerner reflects on Martha Argerich and other great pianists in his past.
Read more (April 2015)
Listen and enjoy!
"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...Goerner has just become one of my favorite pianists, and this disc will join those of Ginette Neveu and Michelangeli as my desert island candidates".
".. to hear Nelson Goerner navigating Schumann's variety of textures with so much delicacy, good sense, beauty of tone and rapt atmospheres is a treat indeed. His light, warm touch and unerring sense of rhythmic spring help to lend even the work's longeurs a wonderful inner life.. the intelligence, spirit and vividness of his playing is sheer delight."
Un disque Debussy d'une sensualité inouïe qui offre également ce que le compositeur a écrit de plus révolutionnaire (et de plus méconnu !) : les Études ultimes de 1915. Le pianiste argentin surprend par sa délicatesse de toucher et sa profondeur suggestive. La superbe confirmation d'un musicien d'exception.