Notes & Reviews:
American Record Guide, November/December 2015
It is actually quite pleasant. Ekanayaka is a formidable pianist worth hearing just for her big sound and scrupulous voicing. And these are big pieces, basically 19th Century virtuoso etudes full of flashy Lisztian and Chopinesue arpeggios and colors, spiced with Sri Lankian motifs that somehow blend in. A classically trained pianist, Ekanayaka is also a linguist and literary scholar. There is real intelligence and broadness of vision here. As usual, Grand Piano offers scintillating, realistic piano sound. The Steinway D in this recording leaps out and envelops the listener.
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