Fanny Mendelssohn
Piano Works

For this reviewer, the Allegro grazioso No. 1 alone makes this disc worth purchasing.

The opening theme that sings forth immediately recalls the work of her more famous brother, but also conjures the ghost of a Brahms intermezzo. A great surprise – and one that will bring the listener to hear this piece again and again – is the second section, which plunges us right into the second movement of the Brahms second piano concerto (…) written almost forty years later. This is a work of great beauty, played with wonderful restraint by Sternlicht.

These world premier recordings sound very good and are beautifully played by Sternlicht, who has also done a wonderful job performing far different repertoire with two discs of Józef Koffler‘s works. (…) A truly enjoyable recording.

David Blomenberg
MusicWeb International, April 2006