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From the first pages, it was clear that Bebbington was in total sympathy with this masterpiece, for he did not separate the long phrases which begin this work, as so many pianists do, but forged them into longer and more coherent structures, demonstrating with fine artistry Schubert’s inherent breadth and warmth.

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Robert Matthew-Walker, Classical Source

Though Bebbington now has some 25 recordings to his credit, this was my introduction to his work. His beautifully cultivated sound at the instrument is especially striking. Despite his ear for the smallest detail, he easily conveys a sure grasp of larger structures. He possesses an inviolable kinetic sense that will not be rushed and his rubato is generous without seeming indulgent. The life of the phrase is always his first commitment.

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Patrick Rucker, Gramophone

I would rate this new disc as being the finest version of the revised concerto [Delius Piano Concerto] that I have heard. Again it is the potent fusion from Bebbington and Latham-Koenig of the lyrical and the rhetorical that is so compelling. They clearly relish both the big gestures and the gentle musings.

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Nick Barnard, MusicWeb-International

What’s extra good about this CD is the way it has been planned... There’s Grieg’s celebrated A minor concerto receiving an expansive performance from Mark Bebbington

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David Mellor, Mail Online by David Mellor

This isn’t a novelty that changes world history, but it’s good to have the evidence laid out, and I’d happily hear Bebbington play anything.

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Geoff Brown, The Times

Another disc from Somm that matches its all-round quality with its musical value. I think I am right is saying that pianist Mark Bebbington is Somm's most recorded artist and this is another excellent example of how mutually fruitful this association is.

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Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International

This is rather a new look at some very familiar Gershwin. Bebbington — well known for his probing readings — claims that he and Botstein “… discovered unexpected shades among the famous melodies …” The result: a freshness and a sense of joyous spontaneity that is distinctly appealing.

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Ian Lace, MusicWeb International
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