Great international reception of 'Die romantische Seele'
Judith’s new album, dedicated to Robert and Clara Schumann and recorded with the Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae and Tomàs Grau, is enjoying a fantastic reception from international critics.
Proof of this is the German magazine Audioklassik, which states that ‘Jáuregui discovers a deep-seated melancholy in all its sparkling brilliance, which shines through on this album again and again. In short, the pianist identifies herself here as Schumann’s soul mate’.
The online portal The Classic Review ‘highly recommends its listening’, qualifying the performance of the pianist as ‘impressive: her interpretation speaks to the refined nature of the writing while remains passionate and honest… Jáuregui’s playing is elegantly restrained yet emotive’.
Furthermore, French journal Mediapart remarks that ‘listening to this new album by Judith Jáuregui is, above all, a discovery of a leading artist, who plays without borders and finds her truth in musical power, but also in an overwhelming interiority’.
In this sense, Spanish magazine Scherzo says that 'Jáuregui gifts us a recital full of subtleties, where even the whisper is allowed where others might exclaim', at the same time that Ritmo states that 'Jáuregui's technique is amazingly clean and virtuous, her sound is clear and incredibly colourful, with sharpness and intensity'.
The weekly cultural Valeurs Actuelles describes the album as ‘enchanting’, highlighting Jáuregui’s interpretation as ‘all iridescent with colours… it sings, it has softness, confidence and we walk alongside the mythical couple formed by Robert and Clara’.
It coincides in the appreciation of colour with La Revue du Spectacle, for whom ‘Jáuregui reproduces Schumann’s Concerto superb lyricism. She colours this legendary musical poem with a thousand nuances. In the initial Allegro, Jáuregui sets the appropriate climate by developing in chords the long introductory phrase sung by the oboe. She masters with grace and energy the variations of tempos here diversified to the extreme - until the final accelerando. In the central Intermezzo, the pianist is tender and delicate in her dialogue with the orchestra. And her piano also knows how to be dominant and victorious in the Finale’.
Likewise, Audiophile Magazine praises Jáuregui’s sound as ‘simply beautiful: it is a festival of polyphony and fluidity… sobriety and elegance, and a rare intelligence of contrast and nuance’, while for German Piano News the essence of the artist can be captured in two wonderful qualities: ‘finesse and great sensibility’.