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HASH(0x93dd53c0) out of 5 stars However many other versions that collectors have, this one is one is simply too good to miss 27 Mar. 2016
By I. Giles - Published on Amazon.com
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Romanovski created something of a sensation following his winning the Busoni International Piano competition in 2001 at the young age of 17 years. Since then he has embarked upon an impressive concert career and was signed by Decca in 2007 as a recording artist. In that role he has made four solo impressive discs ranging from the Beethoven Diabelli Variations recorded here to Rachmaninov via Brahms and Schumann.

This was the first of the four discs currently recorded for Decca and dates from 2007. The recorded sound achieved by the Decca engineers is an outstanding example of good piano sound with accurate tonal textures, dynamic range set in believable and satisfying acoustics.

This degree of recorded sophistication is ideally suited to Romanovsky who delivers a set of variations offering a musically impressive variety of touch which especially brings out the lightness and dancelike nature of the Variations so often lacking in more dramatically forceful accounts. That dramatic emphasis in other performances can lead to versions bordering on the aggressive. There are accounts of considerable repute where the performer seems to be unaware that this music, by the very nature and title of the waltz theme, has an implicit clear dance-like element. It is in this regard that this set by Romanovsky differs from all other versions, and there have been many of repute, that this reviewer has experienced.

This awareness is immediately apparent in the opening statement of the theme and that awareness permeates the whole set. This brings a sense of joy to this set so sadly lacking in others. One of the key characteristics of this young pianist is his unusual ability to bring a sense of spontaneity to his marked sense of control. This is a refreshing combination and is ideally suited to this set of variations which are thus able to depart from an essentially intellectual exercise into an involving musical experience for the listener. This is not a trivial or lightweight view, but a radical alternative where academia and musical pleasure are able to co-exist culminating in a refreshingly satisfying musical experience.

However many other versions that collectors have, this one is one is simply too good to miss
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