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MAINE CLASSICAL BEAT

 

"Latour shows a remarkable affinity for Brahms, adding a brilliance to the works that is too often lost in four-square or overly Romantic interpretations."

 

"What is most remarkable about his readings is their emphasis on inner voices, sometimes two or three at once. In Brahms at his best there is sometimes a high-pitched secondary melody that hovers over the work like a bright cloud... Latour evokes it better than most pianists I have heard"

Main Classical Beat


AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

 

"Fine Chopin from a talented young Canadian pianist. Latour strikes a perfect balance between individuality and respect for a cornerstone of piano literature. His is no run-of-the-mill set of Preludes, but one that has some fresh ideas and beautiful phrasing, backed by a solid and secure technique... This young man has quite a bright future in front of him with this kind of playing."


BUFFALO NEWS

 

"His playing has beauty and promise"


THE PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND

 

"... thoughtful and bold in his program, especially a glowing interpretation of Premiere Communion de la Vierge from Messiaen..."


OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

"Music and Beyond review: Berick and Latour deliver stellar show"

"The mutual understanding the musicians brought to the endeavour was key to success of their performance."


THE WHOLENOTE

 

"It is a stunningly mature interpretation..."

"Buckle your seat belts; this carrer is already in the fast lane."


LA PRESSE, MONTRÉAL

 

"Ce scherzo (Burleske de Strauss) où le piano est continuellement sollicité demande une technique très complète, une force physique énorme, des trilles d'une absolue clarté et beaucoup d'imagination. Latour possède tout cela. Son jeu scintillant rappelle Fleisher et son humour, sa tendresse, sa poésie sont le fruit d'un vrai musicien."


TRIBUNE DE GENÈVE

 

"Son concert... attestait des dons peu communs, une technique assurée, une présence poétique certaine."


CLASSIS FM MAGAZINE, ANGLETERRE

 

"... impressive musicianship from this young newcomer"

"... he launches into his chosen material with thrilling verve, moving quickly and intelligently through the Preludes, emotionally conveying both joy and heartbreak."


LE QUOTIDIEN, SAGUENAY-LAC-SAINT-JEAN

 

"Latour a transmis avec brio toute la sensibilité se dégageant de l'oeuvre avec finesse et précision."