Notturno - Frédéric Chopin
Taking a page from Chopin’s own unwritten ballade narratives, Rodrigues includes text by Jantien Brys to accompany each nocturne, each one telling a sort of story without sacrificing the essential atmospheric nature of the nocturne.
Rodrigues’s performances, influenced by these new texts, bring the listener a new kind of emotional connection to Chopin and music.
If you're a collector of Chopin's work, or a classical fan in general, then this is an essential purchase.
Darren Rea - Peterborough - Ontario, Canada
Her eloquent renderings of the Polish composer's material wholly dissolve the separation that all musicians aspire to achieve between composer and interpreter.
The ballades are the most technically dazzling of the twenty-three performances (look no further than the first's coda as proof). Still, as impressive as the ballades are, it's her sensitive presentation of the softer material that leaves the strongest mark; among the memorable pieces are the quietly reverential eleventh, haunting twentieth, and liltingly lyrical twelfth.

the WholeNote  - Toronto Canada
Her affection for the Nocturnes is more than wistful nostalgia. A passing reference in her notes suggests a very deep and personal experience made the sadness and melancholy of the Nocturnes profoundly meaningful to her. As if to underscore this, she uses quotations from a fictitious Chopin diary to capture the mood of each Nocturne.
The playing, however, is the proof of her ownership. Entirely consistent and sustained throughout both discs, her interpretations never stray from the beauty and terderness that Chopin poured into these pieces. Rodrigues never rushes anything. Arching phrases, ornaments and grace notes are all critical to completing the composer's every utterance, and she gives each one the time it needs to unfold. It's an arresting and beautiful performance.
Alex Baran - published 31 October 2017