A very flattering review in Rémy Franck's Journal about classical music, Pizzicato, on 4th December.
There are certainly countless excellent recordings of Franz Schubert’s piano works. And yet there are performers who always make you discover something new, be it in the perspective of their view, be it in the secondary voices, in the agogics, in the dynamics or in the color palette. Well, in this recording one finds new, constructive and convincing ideas on every level, which make the Sonata D. 644 op. posth. 120 and the 4 Impromptus D. 935 op. posth. 142 something very special.
The pianist Ferenc Vizi, born in 1974 in Transylvania (Romania) and trained in Paris, plays a Schubert in which one can only marvel. Completely unaffected and with a superiorly relaxed touch, he leads us into a Schubert world that is quite apart. What is striking is the inner calm of Vizi’s playing. Everything seems clearly and logically constructed and developed, Schubert’s music sounds very natural and gives room for interesting secondary voices and new colors. Vizi’s playing is nevertheless quite dynamic, but never overly emotional or even deliberately virtuosic. The narrative character is of the highest quality and especially benefits the impromptus. Here miniature worlds are created and stories told. No less convincing is Vizi’s interpretation of the Piano Sonata D. 664, which gains much in depth, expressiveness and relief without the performer playing himself into the foreground. This is quite simply great skill!
Rémy Franck, Pizzicato, 4th December 2021