Pianist Caroline Oltmanns' new album, Venezia e Napoli, is reviewed in International Piano magazine this month (January/February 2015 issue)!
"The pianist herself refers to this disc as ‘a water album with lots of old world charm’. It is beautifully recorded, a facet that really illuminates Oltmanns’ subtleties – in the Debussy in particular. The Haydn is interesting in its deliberately gruff first movement and in the way the expressivity of the slow movement foreshadows Beethoven, Oltmanns’s low-pedal approach paying fine dividends. If there are finer Venices of Venezia e Napoli (try Lazar Berman), Naples is much better, with terrific trills and a nice light touch. Actually, the finest performance is of the Beethoven Bagatelles, the A major and C major being the clear highlights. CC" - International Piano, Jan/Feb 2015