"Artist of month" 04/2000 RESMUSICA
"CD of month" 04/2000 ALAPAGE
Henri de Bruyn:
"What is to say
of a 34 year old artist, allowing herself to play the "Children's
Scenes" without taking the tradition into account, choosing
herself her tempi and thus defying the greatest ? No easy effect;
no theme or virtuosic passage which is not enlivened by new
nuances at each repeat. As Cortot used to say:
It is music which should
not be played but dreamed !"
not yet 30 when he reveals to us all the poetic richness of
his piano music : ABEGG Variations OP1, Papillons OP2, Children's
scenes OP 15, Arabesque OP 18, find a new originality in a new
way of forming the sounds, modelling them as she likes and giving
a divine poetical dimension.
In this spirit, Patricia Faraggi invites us to take part in
her interpretation of these works"
"What an evolution, what an opening of her playing
! Her intimacy and complicity with Schumann are deeply moving"
"With a heartrending sincerity, Patricia Faraggi ardently
tells each one of Schumann's words, in turn gay, full of grace