Historic achievement for Butterflying: piano music by Elena Kats-Chernin (ABC Classics/UMA): the first album of contemporary classical music by an Australian woman composer to reach no. 1 on ARIA Classical Charts (week of 26 September 2016). Media release here.
Selected as LIMELIGHT magazine’s ‘Editor’s Choice‘ for August 2016, Butterflying (ABC Classics) receives 4.5 stars with Cislowska and Kats-Chernin’s collaboration hailed as “a true dream team”.
“a dazzling collection.. lushly recorded and extremely accessible… Fasten your seatbelts and hold on.”
Read the full review here: Limelight review August 2016.
In the Courier Mail: “Detailed clarity and vibrant energy makes every note a winner. Cislowska’s robust delivery of Schubert Blues, drawing on Schubert’s Death and The Maiden, encompasses the piano’s full expressive range. Other musical treasures include Dance of the Paper Umbrellas and Russian Rag. The composer touches depths of human emotion and sorrow in special creations such as Vocalise…” (5 stars) Full review here.
And on Musicweb International: “Whatever Tamara-Anna Cislowska does rewards attention and listening time… Many of the pieces here are most emotively taken by Cislowska… This is chimingly liquid and memorably melodic music.”