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Buy this for everybody for Christmas..............it is glorious perfection!,
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This review is from: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody (Audio CD)
Valentina is not just a pretty girl in a pretty dress as some reviewers have stated. I am a classically trained musician so I am indeed familiar with many other recordings of these works, but this is something quite extraordinary. I don’t usually bother writing reviews of all the CD’s I buy because I listen to so much music and buy so many CDs that I just haven’t got time, but this CD is so special that I needed to add voice to those in support of Ms Lisitsa’s work. She has been true to the spirit of the composer, there’s none of the brash heavy, inappropriate interpretations here; this is lyrical, expressive, emotional and sublime romanticism undertaken with an extraordinary, intelligent technique. It arrived this morning and I’ve listened over and over………….weeping in many places (2nd movement of no 2 is just so sublime). I will buy this for all my friends for Christmas because I want to share this experience with everyone AND I will certainly buy more Valentina recordings as soon as they become available, she is a very special musician.