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The Swedish pianist Maria Kihlgren is alert to the more delicate moods of the music she plays here. Rhythms are articulately projected, as are contrapuntal lines, with good, ringing basses. But although her readings of the mainstream repertoire in this recital are generally adequate, there’s nothing of the rush of excitement that sets an interpretation out from the crowd, and the Hungarian Rhapsody sees her at the edge of her comfort zone; her tempos dawdle in the slower sections, too. The relatively unfamiliar Reger and Schoeck, both despatched with aplomb, help raise the release above the run of such things, but not far enough, I fear.

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