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Press reviews
Schumann: Les 3 Sonates pour Piano
American Record Guide, Becker (USA)
“Here is another excellent recording of all three of the Schumann sonatas. The pianist has contributed her own perceptive notes and plays the music with full understanding of the composer's many tempo quirks and mandatory free use of rubato..."

Fanfare, Paul Orgel (USA)
"This is a mostly impressive debut recording by the Swiss pianist Beatrice Berrut. Berrut brings coherence to its structure with the clarity and control of her playing (...) she has the work's considerable technical difficulties entirely under control (...) She plays the second movement of the Third Sonata as expressively as Horowitz."

Tribunes de Genève (CH), Luca Sabbatini
“…Beatrice Berrut isn’t afraid of challenges. And what a challenge, indeed, to play three Schumann piano sonatas after great names such as Pollini, Argerich or Horowitz. At 26 years old, the pianist puts all her determination and spirit into these three little-recorded pieces. Breathtakingly beautiful sound, winged virtuosity, refined sensitivity: Beatrice Berrut plunges deeply into the whimsical universe of Schumann, embracing the tiniest bit of expression with astonishing, natural flow. Superb Romantic piano pieces performed by a pianist we should follow carefully…”

Scènes Magazine, Bernard Halter (CH)
“…Beatrice Berrut’s latest recording of Schumann’s three sonatas deserves more than enthusiasm. Listening to it, we discover a pianist of great insight and maturity who avoids flashy effects, preferring a clear reading of the works performed, offering up impetuous bursts of virtuosity as well as sensitive dreaminess, reflecting the characters of Florestan and Eusebius that Schumann had created for himself…”

Le 24 Heures, Mathieu Chenal (CH)


La Liberté, Fribourg (CH)
“…This recording of Schumann’s Sonatas displays instinctive and masterful virtuosity. The impression of restraint is not lacking in those passages that reveal the composer’s inner strife. The pianist works her way through syncopated waves with cat-like agility, never running out of inspiration for playing with colours…”

J. Galateis, Worldcomnews.com (CAN)
“Berrut approaches the score with a total respect and the results are outstanding. The touch and expression are all there giving the Sonatas a sound that is unique and inspiring to listen. It is a very clean and imaginative interpretation...”

Phil Muse, Audioclub Atlanta (USA)
“…The young Swiss pianist Beatrice Berrut shows her best qualities in a program of the three piano sonatas by Robert Shumann. She creates and sustains a truly beautiful, warm tone that can be quite intimate in the sow, quiet moments – of which there are an abundance in these three works – and does not lose its warmth in the faster moments…