What triggered me to buy this CD was another review where they raved over the content of this CD especially the 4th Symphony in G major by Napoléon-Henri Reber indeed an imposing name for a composer. Always quite sceptical when certain records are hyped in this way I was a bit reluctant until I heard the final movement. Quite a chock to hear this exhilarating, bubbling music full of unexpected twists and turns played to perfection on period instruments by Le cercle de l'Harmonie under its conductor Jérémie Rhorer and to discover this composer totally unknown to me.
But not only Reber's wonderful Symphony will surprise you but a transparent and illuminating interpretation of Liszt's 1st Piano Concerto in E flat major played by Bertrand Chamayou on an Érard piano,favoured by Liszt and Chopin!
A tonal spectrum more incisive and open than what you experience with the grand pianos such as Bechstein and Steinway.
But this CD and you are in for a most pleasant surprise!