"Youthful, ardent and communicative ... a brilliant pianist!"
"His perfectionism runs like a steel bar throughout."
- Hugh Downs
"Eric Le Van plays circles around most contest winners"
- American Record Guide
"... with a spontaneity in the playing
and miscroscopic gradations of color and timing
reminiscient of Josef HOFFMAN"
- Clavier Magazine
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful: Some of the best Scriabin playing I've heard in years!, January 13, 2004 By A Customer
This review is from: The Neglected Scriabin: The Complete Mazurkas (Audio CD) I recently acquired this Music & Arts disc and was completely taken in by the incredible beauty of this version of the Mazurkas-pieces I had up until now considered as relatively minor works in Scriabin's output. The sound is gorgeous and never agressive, yet the music never drags or becomes merely pretty. There is depth and heartfelt emotion on every page-and the colors virtually jump out at you. Scriabin was truly a genius-a magician who invites you to enter into his fascinating visions of other worlds. Pianist Le Van obviously understands this-the playing here is simply magical. Without a doubt,this is some of the best Scriabin playing I've heard in years. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Report this | Permalink Comment
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful: A masterful performance, February 6, 2007 By L. Levine - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Neglected Scriabin: The Complete Mazurkas (Audio CD) "The Neglected Scriabin..." is a treasure of sound and a style of music which is playful, soothing, complex, melodic, and full of surprises. This is the second CD by Eric LeVan that I have purchased. I'm so impressed by his masterful performance! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? Report this | Permalink Comment
Pianist, Piano, Composer and Listener all merge in Eric Le Van's Performance, October 2, 2010 By dblue - See all my reviews This review is from: The Neglected Scriabin: The Complete Mazurkas (Audio CD) I have listened to these pieces in countless places and circumstances - at home, in a plane, in my car, while in contemplation, focused on the road, in familiar surroundings or exotic foreign travel. Eric Le Van is somehow able to make me a part of the musical experience. It seems as though his intention is to enable me to merge my life experiences with the music and with little effort. It doesn't take me outside myself but rather, inside to a place of natural beauty.
Stunning Musical Striations!, September 26, 2010 By Glen M. Danielsen (Anaheim Hills, CA, U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Neglected Scriabin: The Complete Mazurkas (Audio CD)
Having heard about Eric Le Van, my wife and I attended one of his concerts at a university concert hall in Southern California. My jaw was in my lap from the time the first delicate piano notes began to tease the air till the last. His manner with that instrument was a marvel to watch. The music in this disc inspires a feeling of pure art; and for the heart, calm and wonder. I love to let it drip onto me like the beginnings of a celestial rain.
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