|"But what pianistic gifts. He has a
right hand that can sprinkle magical ripples down the
keyboard and make Chopin sing like an Italian soprano.
His left hand is rock-steady and unerringly accurate. And
his pedalling, naturally warm and supportive, never
threatens the musics clarity.
Despite his virtuosity, Reischls musicianship is impressive. It would be easy to label him as just another technically marvellous wonder-child but the playing is too musical for that."
(The New Zealand Herald)
|"The climax of the evening came
with the performance by the pianist Erik Reischl.,......
He mastered with amazing sovereignty the demanding
virtuosity of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
by Brahms. The expressive introduction was charming and
his relaxed attitude made it a pleasure to watch him. It
was a most impressionable interpretation from both the
musical content and performance . At times he gave the
appearance of being possessed, a young performer with
fire who gives to his genre with passion."
|"... a marvel amongst marvels
presented two of Liszt's etudes in an astonishing
performance. The works are a challenge to many graduated
pianists - it takes more than practice to come this
|"To end the first half he played
the Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise. The shaping of
this piece, the sense of rubato and dynamics were judged
to perfection, never overdone. Reischls use of the
pedal would have made an interesting study itself. By
then half we were all wondering if there was any limit to
Reischls technical skills."
The Northern Advocate (New Zealand)
|"A true firework was awaiting after
the break. Erik Reischl interpreted Weber's Concert Piece
in F minor op. 79 for piano and orchestra. Why have we
not heard more of this young talent who is a technically
brilliant pianist, exceedingly sensitive and musically a
complete romantic (corresponding well to the piece)? The
Concert Piece by Weber as well as the Dance of the Gnomes
encore were simply phenomenal".
|"Erik Reischl presented a true
masterwork at the piano. To begin with he astounded the
audience with Rachmaninov's B major Prelude op.23 due to
his almost untamed temperament combined with brilliant
technical skills. The Taunussteiner (Reischl) then
performed a firework of vituosity with a matured
interpretation of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No.1."
|"Lyricism, structured form and a
sensitive treatment of tone colour determined the
performance of Chopins Fantasie in f minor. It was
a pleasure to hear how the pianist clearly defined the
multiple characteristics of its themes without neglecting
the organic development of this complex piece. The
virtuose passages never slid into a thundering display of
showmanship, but remained transparent."
|"The centerpiece of the programme
was the Sonata in B minor. ... Erik Reischl's
interpretation impressed (of course!) through it's
polish, ernormous technical skill, magnitude and
consistently well-balanced tension. Even more convincing
was the way he made the inner spiritual coherence audible
and his intergration of it within the work. Whether
hidden or marked - it was certainly never
|"Reischl came to a triumphant
finish and was enthusiastcally received. Particularly in
the Dance of the Gnomes he managed to expose the
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
|"Erik Reischl confirmed his
exorbitant technical talent with Liszt's Dance of the
Gnomes, the 'Liebesbotschaft' after Schubert and the
Rigoletto Paraphrase. Even at incredible speed every
individual tone can be heard clearly. In all the
parameters of this audible art everything was just right
in a very admirable way. With the presentation of
Beethoven's D major Sonata op. 10, no. 3 this specialist
in virtuosity convinced almost unwittingly that he is
also a musician to be taken seriously."
(W.-E. von Lewinski, Wiesbadener Tageblatt)
|"The Etude d'execution
transcendente No. 10 in F minor and the Paganini Etude
'La Campanella' became a fusion of piano vituosity and
spellbounding music. Erik Reischl aroused pure delight
with his encore of Scarlatti's Sonata - filagree, light
and highly cultivated. Complete enthusiasm."
|"The works were varied and
contasting, yet virtuose throughout, demanding lyricism
and colourful structuring, strength and breathtaking
speed. Reischl left nothing to be desired. Apart from the
sensitivity, clarity, precision and unfaltering
concentration, it was his endless strength that was so
(As of november 9th 2002)