The central transcription of this recital is Beethoven’s own piano transcription of his Creatures of Prometheus. Mr. Marin provides five sections from the work, four pieces from Act I and the finale (No. 16) from Act II. I had to play the Beethoven several times to believe what I was hearing, so masterful is Marin’s playing – and so convincing as well, but why not, it was, after all, Beethovens own transcription! Rarely, however, have I heard it as beautifully rendered as it is here.My advice: keep your eyes and ears on Risto-Matti Marin – and grab this disc while you can. Highly recommended with five stars.

Lance G. Hill,, 13.2.2008