Primakov in Concert, Vol. 2
Following the critical success of Primakov in Concert, Vol. 1, Bridge is pleased to release a second compilation of the great Russia/American pianist's live recordings. Volume 2 adds four new composers to Primakov's discography, ranging broadly from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass. Of Vol. 1 (BRIDGE 9322) Calum McDonald in BBC Music Magazine writes: "In the last couple of years Bridge Records has released a stream of recordings of the young Russian virtuoso Vassily Primakov that have garnered well-deserved critical acclaim: he is a player of sterling quality, with a power of insight to equal his masterly technique. This well-chosen anthology is well up to standard, displaying not only keyboard brilliance but also deep understanding of the music in hand.....here is a stunning account of Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie...Rachmaninov's Second Piano Sonata is fluid and fiery: the playing reminds me of Horowitz. A superbly enjoyable disc highly recommended."
“Primakov’s robust, colorful, and imaginatively voiced readings of the six Op. 30 Mendelssohn Songs without Words uncover the passion and dynamic urgency behind the composer’s tidy classicism.” - ClassicsToday.com
Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Book 2, Op. 30
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
Philip Glass: from The Hours: The Poet Acts; Morning Passages, Tearing Herself Away, The Hours.
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