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Signature Pieces Applauded - 1956

Poster-1956

"Blazing pianistic brilliance."
-DENVER POST, Oct. 19, 1955

RECITAL
"The bravura playing was effortless and the play of tone color-a joy. The audience responded with obvious delight."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES,
Nov. 1, 1955

WITH ORCHESTRA
"The Rachmaninoff Third Concerto had Leonard Pennario to play the piano part with a glitter of technique, a richness of color and a surge of emotions that left the audience dazzled and enriched."
-Patterson Greene, LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, Nov. 18, 1955

"Pennario played (Bartok Third Piano Concerto) with consummate artistry and absolute authority. His virtuosity never was in question."
-ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT,
Feb. 5, 1956

RECORDS
"Immensely complicated and difficult, (La Valse) requires a superhuman technique and considerable musical elegance. For Pennario's performance, nothing but praise. An extremely impressive example of piano-playing all around."
-Harold C. Schonberg in his book "Chamber and Solo Instrumental Music"