Born into an eminent family of musicians in Neuchâtel, Swiss pianist Marc Pantillon performs some of the most beautiful jewels from Johannes Brahms's legacy of music for piano: the Ballades, Op. 10; the Intermezzi, Op. 117; and the Piano Pieces, Op. 118. The locale is the acoustically magnificent Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a veritable temple for piano recordings.
"Pantillon's sensitively executed, thoughtful Brahms interpretations offer much to savor…. His rounded phrasing and introspective delicacy work best in Op. 118's last two pieces…. Pantillon is up against formidable Brahmsian competition, yet his serious musicianship deserves admiration and respect."—Classics Today