Praise for Xiayin’s latest album, Granados: Piano Works

Praise for Xiayin’s latest album, Granados: Piano Works

“There is a beautifully natural flow to Wang’s playing and she catches the spirit of youthful Spanish ardour nicely…Chandos’s marvellous sound has depth and clarity that places this disc at the top of the pile.”
BBC Music Magazine

“‘Zapateado’ (the last of the Six Pieces on Spanish Folk Songs) and the Allegro de concierto, both exhilarating and exuberant, make one regret the fact that more pianists don’t programme Granados, and exude an infectious spontaneity”

“[Wang’s] tone is full and rounded, never aggressive or percussive. Her touch is luminous, embracing the listener with its subtleties of color and accent…Anyone who loves Granados should find much to savor in Xiayin Wang’s album. Given Wang’s breadth of repertoire and taste for new horizons, she is an artist we should be hearing much of for years to come. Highly recommended.”
– Fanfare Magazine

“Wang has a prodigious technique which she used to great effect in Goyescas. Los Requiebros (The Compliments) was clean and polished and Wang produced a vast array of tone colours in the various transformations of the theme.”
 Music Web International

“Xiayin Wang brings colossal technique and ardent affection to the music of Enrique Granados…Ms. Wang infuses [the Goyescas] with a rich tapestry, volatile and dignified at once.”
– Audiophile Audition

“There is no questioning Xiayin Wang’s keyboard prowess, nor her ability to navigate the pianistic intricacies of Granados’ Goyescas to world-class standards…I’ve rarely heard such a nimble and effortless account of the frothy Allegro de concierto.”
– Classics Today