Recording: American Tonal
Fanfare, July/ August 1999

”Indeed, I have never heard the piece in a lovelier rendition.”

About Barber: “A very intelligent young pianist, [Jeanne Golan] is aware of what an unconventional interpretation she is presenting. Her reading…is illuminating in many ways, revealing an extraordinary richness of textural detail.

As might be expected, Golan’s reading of the 1959 Nocturne is exquisitely delicate and poetic. Indeed, I have never heard the piece in a lovelier rendition. Golan is also successful with the problematic late work, Ballade, imparting a wide range of subtle nuances into this Scriabin-like mood piece, which so few pianists seem able to bring to life. Golan’s artistry is abetted by the extraordinarily fine sound quality captured at the New England Conservatory, where the recording was made.”

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