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Nikolai Lugansky - The finest Rachmaninov Pianist alive,
This review is from: Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas (Nikolai Lugansky) (Audio CD)
So many words to describe Nikolai Lugansky in this repertoire, I happened to be reading Chekhov short stories while listening and it all came together. In my mind, Lugansky is the finest interpreter of Rachmaninov alive today. He perfectly captures the Spring-like freshness of the first Sonata, and the Autumnal ripeness of the wonderfully concise and bravura 2nd. There is a truely authentic Russianess that you also hear in his recordings of the Concertos and the Rhapsody, especially the later recording of the 3rd Concerto of which he is the finest exponent performing today.
The recordings were made in Potton Hall, the sound is fantastic.
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2012 16:09:45 GMT
R. C. B. Butler says:
How can you read Checkov short stories and listen to CDs at the same time?Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas (Nikolai Lugansky)
Posted on 28 Dec 2012 11:16:41 GMT
P. J. T. Brown says:
Calum MacDonald writes in the Jan 13 issue of BBC Music Magazine that the Sonata No.1 is 'the best recording of this work, above those by Leslie Howard (Melba), Ashkenazy (Decca) and Olli Mustonen (Ondine).'
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