Nikolai Lugansky is one of the most talented pianists of his generation.The announcement of his concerts always fills the most prestigious venues worldwide. Each year he gives more than 100 concerts in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin (the Philharmonic), Brussels, Geneva, New York,Tokyo…His pianistic technique is distinguished, elegant, brilliant, and it is this unequal talent which makes the greatest orchestras call upon him. Nikolai Lugansky is also one of the most renowned specialists of the Russian repertoire, and he offers us here some of those gems in his first recordings for 4 years! This DVD should please his many fans.
“The articulation…is breathtaking: such clarity for the turns of Prokofiev's 'Masks', such speed so well caught by the camerawork on fingers and blue-tinged keys in Liszt's 'Feux follets', such strength in the cascades of No. 10 and the glitter of Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 9.”
16th December 2011
“"Vallée d’Obermann” sounds turgid...but “La Campanella” is rescued by Lugansky’s impeccable technical control.”
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