One year after her praised Chopin recording, this is the Lise de la Salle's 6th recording. Once again, it is dedicated to the composer celebrated this year - another giant of the piano music, Franz Liszt. This music fits her playing, based on tremendous technique and sensibility to the contrasts.
The wonderfully gifted 23-year-old Lise de la Salle gives us a Liszt recital of astonishing strength, poetry and, for one so young, musical maturity. She is as poised and refined in miniatures as she is in her large-scale offerings and, wherever you listen, you will hear Liszt-playing of a special distinction. Lise de la Salle has been finely recorded and this, her seventh disc for Naive, is a crowning achievement. --Gramophone, Bryce Morrison, September 2011