|"America's First Lady of the Piano and the first to win international recognition." -New York Daily News||"A technical wizard...she can hold her own with any pianist alive." -The New York Times"|
|"Ruth Laredo operated within a relatively narrow range at her piano recital, from first-rate to superb." -New York Times||"This was great Beethoven playing, and the impact was staggering."
- Washington Post
|"Ruth Laredo is possibly the most generally admirable yet under-valued pianist on the American Scene." - San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner||"She has dynamic interpretation. She is romantic, but has a modern sense of clarity and understanding...absolutely superb." -Ongaleu No Tomo, Japan|
|"One of Ruth Laredo's specialties has long been Samuel Barber's eloquent Piano Sonata, and her penetrating recorded performance is the first on disc that seriously challenges the classic version by Horowitz." - New York Magazine||"The play of light and shadow is built into Ravel's piano music - which is not to say that every pianist projects it as effectively, indeed as magically as does Ruth Laredo in "Miroirs" (CBS Records)." - Los Angeles Times|
|"Laredo's performance of the Sonatine (Ravel) is a model of neo-classical elegance." - Detroit Free Press||"She's a big and bold player...It was an altogether arresting performance, but then, so was everything played by this artist of great stature and distinction."
-San Francisco Chronicle
|"Ruth Laredo conveyed the tempestuousness of Beethoven's writing without sacrificing anything in the way of clarity or poetic nuance." -The New York Times||"Laredo displayed brilliant technique...This was great Beethoven playing, and the impact was staggering." -Washington Post|
|"Whatever she plays, Ruth Laredo will be sure to play it better than most, and with a special kind of insight and beauty that are hers alone." -Newhouse Newspapers||"A dazzling virtuoso...her sound was big, her touch deep, her rhythm vital...the audience was swept away with the energy of the performance."
-The Cleveland Plain Dealer
|"Her pianism is marked with a special blend of intensity and rare kind of introspective poetry. She played up a storm." -Washington Post||"...Impressive and commanding tour de force." -Records & Recordings, London|
|"Her playing is virtuosic." -Los Angeles Times||"Queen of the keyboard." -South China Morning Post, Hong Kong|
|"Miss Laredo's performances were superb. Her phrasing went beyond the markings on the page and let the musical line breathe in a natural, almost conversational way." -The New York Times||"She plays with such authority and expressive strength that Laredo has again made Rachmaninoff more exciting than any other pianist of this generation."
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