Andrew McGregor, on his weekly BBC Radio 3 CD Review programme, describes Kapustin's music as "a deliriously joyful synthesis of jazz and classical composition" and says "there is something about Brain's playing that really taps well into the complexity and inventive joy of the music in the Preludes and also in Kapustin's Fantasy Sonata. I really enjoyed this." Listen to the full review
Andrew Clark, in the Financial Times, says: "The interpreter needs a non-academic sense of freedom as well as a
dazzling technique, and Brain meets both demands in a performance that should win Kapustin new admirers."
Guy Weatherall writes on his blog that the composer, a fine pianist himself, has recorded most of his own music, "yet in this new disc, Brain is every bit as dazzling and persuasive, and significantly better recorded".