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Castles from the Mist

Vassily Primakov
plays Rachmaninov -
recommended by
BARBARA SEALOCK

'... a triumph in more ways than one.'

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vassily Primakov, piano. © 2011 Bridge Records Inc

This recording of Rachmaninov Preludes and other works on Bridge Records says as much about Vassily Primakov's high regard for the composer as his own interpretive genius.

It is a triumph in more ways than one.

Recorded on a Bechstein concert grand, it sets a high bar for fine attunement, and confirms the fact that Primakov, a champion of Russian Romanticism, is an artist of virtuosic intelligence whose meteoric career continues to rise.

Traversing the Preludes, the Corelli Variations, and the Elegie in E flat minor, Op 3 No 1, the production is a work of marvelous color, admirable articulation, poetry, and soul-plumbing emotion...

Copyright © 17 September 2011 Barbara Sealock,
Chicago USA

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CD INFORMATION: VASSILY PRIMAKOV PLAYS RACHMANINOV

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

BRIDGE RECORDS INC

PIANO MUSIC

RUSSIA

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