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Sudbin plays Rachmaninov
Label: BIS-SACD-1518
Released: September 2, 2005
Catalog Num: BIS-SACD-1518

CD OF THE WEEK The Daily Telegraph

5 DOUBLE STARS BBC Music Magazine Dec 2005

5 STARS The Times


“This is a triumphant follow-up to Sudbin’s Scarlatti and confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time.” -INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW


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When we released Yevgeny Sudbin's début disc earlier this year, it caused a sensation. Garnering top marks in a number of international magazines, the interpretations of the 25-year-old Russian pianist were compared with those of Horowitz and Pletnev in glowing terms. Gramophone magazine made the disc (BIS-CD-1508) its Editor's Choice and described it as "arguably among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals." Now Sudbin - who earlier this year signed a 5 year exclusive contract with BIS - gives us the opportunity to experience his artistry in a completely different context. Taking on some of his compatriot Rachmaninov's most demanding works for solo piano - Sonata No. 2 and the less well-known Chopin Variations - he mixes them with shorter pieces in a varied programme. In his own liner notes the performer describes the works as "music which always communicates at a deeply personal level and goes to the very root of human emotion." For this recording Sudbin has taken as a motto Rachmaninov's own words: 'Music must first and foremost be loved, it must come from the heart and it must be directed to the heart.' The praise - above - from great pianist and Rachmaninov interpreter Stephen Hough - is the proof that he has succeeded in his purpose!

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