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For Sokolov fans only
on 22 August 2011
I found Sokolov's interpretation far too 'grey' and one-dimensional. Even such a profound work as the Art of Fugue needs some contrast, and Sokolov's rather heavy-handed approach doesn't provide any. There have certainly been better recordings of this masterpiece, both on the piano and other instruments.
Having said that, I doubt this recording will displease Sokolov's fans.