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Steven Osborne plays
Musorgsky and Prokofiev -
recommended by
RON BIERMAN

'This is an outstanding release.'

Musorgsky: Pictures; Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives - Steven Osborne. © 2013 Hyperion Records Ltd

When hearing previous recordings of the piano version of Pictures, I've missed the colors and dynamics of Ravel's orchestration. Steven Osborne's performance is so persuasive, that while listening I never even think of Ravel. And now, the orchestral version sounds a bit clumsy and bloated unless the performance is exceptional. Osborne even holds his own in the bombastic finale where an orchestra might seem to have an overwhelming advantage...

Copyright © 28 May 2014 Ron Bierman,
San Diego, USA

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STEVEN OSBORNE - MUSORGSKY AND PROKOFIEV

HYPERION RECORDS LTD

ENGLAND

MODEST MUSORGSKY

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

RUSSIA

PIANO MUSIC

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