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Unmatched depth and sensitivity,
This review is from: Shostakovich: Complete Preludes & Fugues (Alexander Melnikov) [2 CDs plus DVD] (Audio CD)
If you think you know these works well, then the genius of Melnikov's interpretation is to surprise you utterly. Outside live performance, it's been a long time since I've heard a musician get under the skin of piece in the way Melnikov does here: one can almost see the composer at the piano. For example, the sense of anticipation which follows the opening bars of Fugue 14 is quite something. Brilliant and highly rewarding.