plays Rachmaninov -
'... most of the time, what Sudbin does with these fiendishly difficult works is hard to criticise.'
Throughout this rendition of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor there is great phrasing and a sense of direction in the melodic line, made all the more poignant by delicacy, hairpins, and exciting build-ups to heartfelt moments. Yevgeny Sudbin does, of course, have technical mastery in florid passages, as well as a remarkable ability to deliver delicate passages with precision.
There is always a sense of 'arrival' whenever the cyclic theme occurs even if we the listeners may get taken elsewhere (key-wise and emotionally) in subsequent passages.I personally prefer Rachmaninov's original rather than this 'ossia version' because of its brilliant light-hearted quality...
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