…an impressive recital of intriguing heavyweight display pieces played as if he means it. He digests the music spontaneously as if he were a method pianist along the lines of a pianistic James Dean…The results are consistently compelling…as though Rackers response is primarily to his relationship with the composer as some sort of kindred spirit”   — Gramophone

…unflappable virtuosity…highly expressive…committed to letting the composer’s voice-as he hears it-come through”   — American Record Guide

…an American virtuoso…primal energy”   — Audiophile Audition

American keyboard artist Joseph Rackers has it all. Let this review put concertgoers and home listeners on the alert. In a demanding program of works by Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Bartok, he gets top points for compelling power, rhythmic persuasiveness, style, and a surprising amount of lyricism…”    — Audio Society

Rackers is clearly an artist of impressive capabilities”   — Music and Vision

Rackers immediately established himself as an expert artist…enormous power and intelligent, instinctive interpretation…”    — Spoleto Today

Inspiring”    — Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

…simply dazzling…”    — The State