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First reviews of Boris Berezovsky’s Hindemith CD

First reviews of Boris Berezovsky’s Hindemith CD

Following his critically-acclaimed recordings of the Chopin-Godowsky Etudes, and Concertos by Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian, Boris Berezovsky's new CD is released on Warner Classics on 4th September 2006. The stunning Russian virtuoso takes on Paul Hindemith’s cycle of Preludes, Fugues, Interludes and Postlude, Ludus tonalis. The Latin title might be translated literally as “game of (musical) notes”. Written as studies in counterpoint and tonal organization, they were intended to be both educational and fun, and as such each piece is written with a very playful aspect. It is, without a doubt, the finest and most substantial of Hindemith’s piano works. Also on the CD is Hindemith's other essential piece of piano music: Suite “1922”. A series of dance numbers modelled on Baroque suites, this thought provoking group of works remains a vivid example of Hindemith’s youthful liberality. On Saturday 9th September, Harriet Smith gave the CD a great review on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review programme. You can ‘listen again’ for the next seven days on the BBC website. On the same day, Geoffrey Norris gave the CD a great review in The Daily Telegraph. He called it ‘a daring disc’ and said that Boris Berezovsky, ‘as well as having the wherewithal to surmount the technical demands, brings to them unexpected spectra of expression.’ You can read the full review here.