Józef Koffler, Piano Works: Volume One

On offer [at Acte Préalable] is this the first of two discs of Józef Koffler‘s piano music. Newly and crisply recorded, Sternlicht plays with spirit and conviction, and, it appears, affection. The piano is bright and well balanced.

(…) None of these pieces is long – the largest-scale work on this disc is the excellent five-movement Op. 8 (…). The construction of these pieces is taut and lean, and Sternlicht’s clarity shows this to great advantage.

(…) The settings are overall very light, sensitive and enjoyable, with the touch of Schubert at times.

(…) If the quality of those recordings [from Acte Préalable] is on the same level as this release, we are in for a very rich feast indeed.

David Blomenberg
MusicWeb International, January 2006