Two Rachmaninoff preludes and two works by Albeniz offered nice colorations and a deep, warm sound. A particularly nice feature of Rose’s playing was her attention to legato phrasing, where she often projected a smooth, singing quality. Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise brought out this asset in the graceful opening segment.
– The Washington Post
… pianist Ruth Rose gave a truly memorable performance…
– Denver Post
… in the “Suite Bergamasque” of Debussy and the “Berceuse” and the “Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante” [Chopin], she was simply brilliant, doing justice to the Polonaise’s title.
– Beurs -en Nieuwsberichten, Aruba
Fascinating Rhythm, a work based on Gershwin material by the Israeli composer Moshe Zorman, sounded very detailed and full of contrast. Here, and also in the Preludes of Mompou, it was clear that Ruth Rose excels in creating moods. She was entirely in her element when playing Spanish music. […] the rhythm, sharpness and color in the Albéniz pieces were totally convincing.
– Tubantia, The Netherlands
In the small style pieces by Milhaud, Moshe Zorman, Federico Mompou and Isaac Albéniz she captivatingly demonstrated a blend of an enormous temperament with refined humour. A matchlessly beautiful interpretation of Chopin’s Grande Polonaise Brillante, op. 22 followed, after which she thanked the thunderous applause by playing another short composition by Mompou.
– Twentsche Courant, The Netherlands
Always faithful to the stylistic design, in its global dimension as well as in detail, with a magnificent sound thanks to her use of the whole body weight and a very well-developed left hand, she rendered a brilliant version of each piece.
– El Comercio, Peru
… Ruth Rose satisfactorily responded at the every moment to the expectations. From the beginning of the concert, which started with a rendering of J.S. Bach’s French Suite in E Major, her precise clarity, good sound, and the integrity of interpretation given to each dance of the Suite caught our attention. Outstanding was the excellence and simplicity with which she played the well-known Polonaise. She followed with a performance of Beethoven’s Sonata op. 10 no. 3 in D Major, in which her interpretative and virtuosic qualities were highlighted. She demonstrated rare excellence in the serenity with which she enunciated the refrain in the fourth movement, Rondo.
– El Comercio, Peru