Garrick Ohlsson: Music of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky
Garrick Ohlsson's latest recording for Bridge combines new studio recordings of major compositions by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff with one of the great American pianist's own favorite "live" performances- a 1974 un-edited reading of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, given in Prague. Ohlsson was 26 and had just become the "young lion" of Prague, where, over the years, he has achieved great popularity, playing more than 60 times. Garrick Ohlsson's recent recordings for Bridge include Scriabin: The Complete Etudes (BRIDGE 9287), and his Grammy-winning Beethoven Sonta disc (BRIDGE 9207), a part of his complete Beethoven Sonata cycle.
“His rhythmic discipline, strong harmonic awareness, and astute ear for tone color pay insightful musical dividends.” - ClassicsToday.com
“Garrick Ohlsson demonstrates strong credentials as an interpreter of Russian music in this impressive recital.” - BBC Music Magazine
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Garrick Ohlsson, piano