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Over the past 20 years, Katrine Gislinge has established herself as one of the leading pianists of the younger generation in the Nordic countries. Her fourth solo album pairs Schumann’s Kreisleriana with Turn (1973) and two other pieces by Per Nørgård. The booklet contains an edited conversation between Gislinge and Nørgård charting the connections between the two composers. There are many fine versions of Kreisleriana and Gislinge’s can stand comparison with them. Her playing is beautifully clear, with a fine sense of rhythm and a real feeling for line. She renders the rippling textures of Turn like a Rachmaninov prelude. The pieces are inter-related, expressively quiet and restrained (mostly). The briefer Unfolding (2012) makes a fine, slightly scherzando finale; as its dedicatee, Gislinge has the work’s measure and it rounds off a splendidly engineered programme.

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