SFZ MUSIC, the independent label for His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, are pleased to announce their latest release, a welcome return to the label for the exciting young British pianist Daniel Grimwood. Daniel plays a programme of virtuoso Russian romantic music, including first recordings of music by Felix Blumenfeld, and a titanic rendition of Rachmaninov’s dramatic and rarely performed first sonata in D minor. Blumenfeld was Rachmaninov's contemporary and well known as a virtuoso performer and respected teacher as well as a fine composer: his works are unjustly neglected today and Daniel has made it his mission to promote this excellent music, in turn lyrical and virtuosic. Daniel’s previous recording on SFZ music, of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage was met with widespread acclaim, being awarded five stars in BBC Music Magazine, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and a Daily Telegraph CD of the week.
“Daniel Grimwood marshals the torrent of notes that characterise the frenzied writing of the opening movement and the Finale with impressive bravura.”
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