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Boris Berezovsky’s exciting London recital receives rapturous standing ovation

Boris Berezovsky’s exciting London recital receives rapturous standing ovation

On 7th November, Warner Classics pianist Boris Berezovsky wowed the audience at his Queen Elizabeth Hall recital in London with a feast of music by Anatol Lyadov, Rachmaninov, Chopin and the fiendishly difficult variations on Chopin’s Etudes by Leopold Godowsky. George Hall of The Guardian wrote in his review, ‘The sheer transcendental virtuosity on display was in itself amazing. What made it astonishing was the refined musicality and tonal sensitivity Berezovsky allied to his jaw-dropping pianism. Items that might register merely as supreme feats of keyboard acrobatics achieved true poetic resonance and expressivity.’ The full review can be found at: guardian.co.uk. A photograph of Boris at the piano in Queen Elizabeth Hall and the queue to his CD-signing after the performance are shown here. Boris’s latest CD on Warner Classics is a live recording of Chopin Etudes and their Godowsky Variations which has received stunning reviews and is available now. In his review of the disc, Anthony Holden of The Observer called Boris ‘one of the most distinctive pianists on the current scene, not to say one of the most daring and dazzlingly virtuosic… a masterclass on a masterclass.’ It was an Editor’s Choice in the November issue of The Gramophone where Bryce Morrison said, ‘Heard on this form Berezovsky is the pianist of your dreams… Warner’s sound is superb’. Also in the November issue, BBC Music Magazine gave the recording 5 stars and Erik Levi stated, ‘Berezovsky’s command of the keyboard on a technical and textural level is formidable... a marvellous achievement'.

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