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Russian Piano School, Vol.10 ~ Sergey Rachmaninov
Russian Piano School, Vol.10 ~ Sergey Rachmaninov
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This CD, featuring the composers Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Kissin! - (yes your eyes have not decieved you), is taken from two live recitals given in 1984 and 1986 when the pianist was respectively 13 and 15 years old
It would be very easy to review the CD with this context in mind. However, that would not do justice to a recital that can stand up and be counted against any other seasoned artists'.
The Etudes tableux which begin the disc, are virtuosic pieces (as you would expect from their title). They combine the two features, always present in Rachmaninov's best works, of unabashed lyricism and muscular rhythmic drive. Kissin plays them with terrific energy and not a… Read more
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Barber of Sevil&hellip ~ Gioachino Rossini
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is a terrific recording of Rossini's most popular opera based on the eponymous Beaumarchais play. Callas positively sparkles and the partnership between her and Tito Gobbi is electric. Add this to Alceo Galliera's effervescent conducting and you get what is still for me the best Barber around.

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