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Frankfurter Allgemeine

Christiane Tewinkel, 24.06.2011</Source>

 […] a bright, crystal-clear sound, technical invulnerability, athleticism and rationality in the use of the means, but most of all though: no sentimentality. Even when there are wonderful melodies, Wunder always keeps the control. He plays only 4 tracks, Chopin’s third Sonata, then the Polonaise-Fantasy, for which he got the special prize in Warsaw, the forth Ballad and finally Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brilliante op.22. And already the first passage of the Sonata shows how Wunder handles the kitsch-and-art-machine “rubato” rationally and organically at the same time, how clear the different rhythmical layers come together, if written by Chopin or just now free conceived. The dashing fast scales in the final sound like happy dislocated knuckles. And the slow introduction of the Polonaise-Fantasy, on which Wunder worked for a long time, sounds like superb romantic idle, like tones that are spontaneously picked out of one’s memory. That’s art! […]

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Christiane Tewinkel, 24.06.2011</Source>

 […] a bright, crystal-clear sound, technical invulnerability, athleticism and rationality in the use of the means, but most of all though: no sentimentality. Even when there are wonderful melodies, Wunder always keeps the control. He plays only 4 tracks, Chopin’s third Sonata, then the Polonaise-Fantasy, for which he got the special prize in Warsaw, the forth Ballad and finally Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brilliante op.22. And already the first passage of the Sonata shows how Wunder handles the kitsch-and-art-machine “rubato” rationally and organically at the same time, how clear the different rhythmical layers come together, if written by Chopin or just now free conceived. The dashing fast scales in the final sound like happy dislocated knuckles. And the slow introduction of the Polonaise-Fantasy, on which Wunder worked for a long time, sounds like superb romantic idle, like tones that are spontaneously picked out of one’s memory. That’s art! […]