Olga Solovieva plays
Herman Galynin -
highly recommended by
the late HOWARD SMITH
'How judiciously this pianist measures the weight and mood of each item within her entire programme.'
On first hearing this disc of piano music by Herman Galynin (1922-1966), three words sprang to mind immediately: invigorating, infectious and irresistible.
Whichever way you look at it these first Galynin recordings from Toccata Classics are appealing, arresting, audacious, and thoroughly admirable.
Pianist Olga Solovieva blasts into the works with an imperious, crystalline authority that serves it to perfection. Indeed she's no newcomer to Galynin's music...
Copyright © 7 March 2018
Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand