August 23, 2017 Ralph van Raat

Initial reviews very positive!

The first reviews on the newest CD-release with music by Erik Lotichius have just come out, and they are very positive. Reviewer Aart van der Wal writes at OpusKlassiek: ‘In this release, Van Raat demonstrates his great affinity with this music, in a both musical and technical flawless style. […] You have understood it: this is a striking release that you cannot let pass by‘.  Dominy Clemens writes at Music-Web InternationalRalph van Raat originally recorded some of Anaitalrax in 2001, and his affinity with these pieces leaps out of your speakers from the start. His virtuosity is unclouded by haste and uncalled for extremes of display, and the music has more than enough content to speak for itself. In the booklet, producer Dirk Fischer talks us through the interesting challenge of setting up a recording of music that has little or no performance tradition, but Van Raat’s colourful playing is captured superbly and the whole thing is yet another demonstration-class production, fully in agreement with Fischer’s final philosophy that, in the end, it is the music that counts above all technical considerations.’