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Sokolov at Salzburg -
strongly recommended
by GERALD FENECH

'... Sokolov's playing is mesmerizing throughout ...'

Sokolov - The Salzburg Recital. © 2015 AMC srl / Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Firstly, hearty congratulations to DGG for extracting a contract from Grigory Sokolov to issue a recording of a live concert from the 2008 Salzburg Festival — no mean feat considering this pianist's determined refusal to enter the recording studio. Indeed, Sokolov's strong aversion to the notion reminds one of Glenn Gould from the not too distant past. Notwithstanding this not too common mindset, Sokolov's playing is mesmerizing throughout, and his Chopin Preludes have a poignancy and sweetness that is rarely achieved...

Copyright © 14 April 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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SOKOLOV: THE SALZBURG RECITAL

SALZBURG FESTIVAL

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

PIANO MUSIC

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