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PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Concerto No. 2 / RAVEL, M.: Piano Concerto in G Major (Vinnitskaya, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, G. Varga)

Composer(s):Prokofiev, SergeyRavel, Maurice
Artist(s) Varga, Gilbert, Conductor • Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinVinnitskaya, Anna, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue V5238
Label Naive
Quality   320kbps
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Outstanding new disc of 20th Century piano concertos
Review By dfrey,January 2011

Following a well-reviewed debut CD of meaty Russian music for solo piano, Anna Vinnitskaya returns with a very strong concerto disc on the Naive label. The Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto has had its share of fine versions on disc; Martha Argerich, and Horacio Gutierrez stand out for me. The new performance of this concerto master-work is not at all out of place in that company. And in the Ravel, a special favourite of mine, Vinnitskaya is right up there with Argerich, and even Michelangeli.

Reading Vinnitskaya's reviews from her major competition triumphs beginning in 2007 to her recent concerts and recordings, it wasn't surprising to hear such accomplished playing with the widest range of power and delicacy. I was also impressed, though, with the orchestral accompaniment of more....


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