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Lithuanian-born pianist
Vytautas Smetona -
impresses
GEOFF PEARCE

'His cantabile playing almost transports you to heaven ...'

Vytautas Smetona - All the Way Back. © 2015 Navona Records LLC

The name Vytautas Smetona was unfamiliar, so I was curious to see what this pianist could do with some well known pieces. His online biography indicates that he is the grandson of the last president of independent Lithuania before the 1940 Soviet invasion. He grew up in the US, and a successful career was launched in 1976, but this is his first recording since 1979. In 1983 he left the concert platform and made a career doing other things, but now he has become active again and, if this disc is anything to go by, his future career will be illustrious...

Copyright © 27 September 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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VYTAUTAS SMETONA - ALL THE WAY BACK

LITHUANIA

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

JOHANNES BRAHMS

ROBERT SCHUMANN

FRANZ LISZT

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

PIANO MUSIC

NAVONA RECORDS

OHIO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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