Taken from: “Klassieke zaken”, October 2023

“Medtner’s music is by no means simple, both melodically and harmonically: it requires great musical intelligence in addition to formidable finger dexterity… Virtuosity was not an end in itself for him, he combined it with a narrative style that makes him unique. Patricia Verhagen has a feeling for this, not only in the Tales, opus 51, but also in both sonatas… Verhagen’s understanding, energetic and perfectly recorded playing does full justice to a composer who is (finally!) getting more and more opportunities.”

Gerard Scheltens