'Esther Birringer, outstanding pianist from the Saarland, creates with fascinating precision and 'picturesque' intensity a Debussy not heard before.'
Piano News, 01/2023 issue
'She takes the opportunity to play out all the colors Debussy has to offer, carrying the listener away into a world away from space and time. The result is an album that you don't find every
day, but always enjoy listening to after you have gotten to know it.'
'Esther Birringer's instincts for colour and nuance work well in Debussy's music.'
'The upside is that she has shed any youthful excrescences or ineptitudes there might have been and gives Debussy honest and thoughtful performances.'
BBC Music Magazine, 11/02/2022
'A very accomplished Debussy album, from an interesting pianist who definitely deserves attention.'
RONDO Magazine, 05/2022 issue
'Esther Birringer has that combination of pianistic virtuosity and singing sonority that is needed for the tonal images and sound atmospheres in Claude Debussy's music.'
Radio Klassik Stephansdom, 09/29/2022, Album of the week
'An interpretation that is as poetic as it is finely structured, rich in color and brilliantly played. All this combines here into a timeless whole.'
'Highlights abound on the new record, with Birringer setting the right tone with the atmospheric Reflets dans l’eau, Hommage à Rameau, while equally infusing the second set’s opening Cloches à travers le feuilles, and Et la lune sur le temple qui fut, with requisite dramatic sensibility.'
The Free Press, Winnipeg, 08/03/2022