The Salzburg Recital – Grigory Sokolov

Mozart Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 12
Chopin Preludes Nos. 1-24; Mazurkas Nos. 40 & 41
Rameau Les Sauvages
Scriabin Poemes op. 69 Nos. 1 & 2
Bach Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639

Grigory Sokolov

Format: 2 CD
Release date: 19/1/2015
Barcode: 0028947943426 Catégories : ,


   in Classical Music (Mar, 2015)
DG gives its newest carpet treatment with, oddly, a radio recording from seven years ago. The first half is big-boned Mozart; the second, volatile and ultra-romantic Chopin Preludes, broadly similar to Sokolov’s 1990 live recording for Naive. Best of all are the six encores: exquisite Scriabin, wistful Chopin and a valedictory Bach chorale. …

   in Piano International (May, 2015)
This is a release of Grigory Sokolov’s performance at the 2008 Salzburg Festival (the same year he failed to come to London’s Barbican because of new passport rules). Recitals by Sokolov are to be cherished, as this release so conclusively shows. It was quite a decision to put not just two Mozart Sonatas together for the first panel of the programme, but two Mozart Sonatas in the same key (F major). Yet Sokolov makes it work beautifully – immediately it is apparent that one is in the presence of greatness. Sokolov’s playing implies no other avenue of interpretation is conceivable; in addition, his accuracy is stunning. The polyphonic aspect of K …


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