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Great reviews for Warner Classics CDs

Great reviews for Warner Classics CDs

Boris Berezovsky’s recording of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Khachaturian Piano Concerto, with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra and Dmitri Liss, was reviewed in the following newspapers: In The Independent (Information) on Saturday 6 May 2006, Michael Church gave the recording 4-stars and wrote: ‘Yet another demonstration of this young Russian pianist’s gifts, which always blossom best when he’s on home territory. Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is such a hackneyed piece that it takes an outstanding performer to make it sound fresh, and that’s what happens here: Berezovsky’s touch is so limpid and poetic that every phrase sounds new-minted.’ In The Observer on Sunday 14 May, Anthony Holden wrote, ‘An exhilarating roller-coaster ride… Familiar strains are heard anew via the dazzling dexterity we have come to expect of this remarkable virtuoso’. The full review can be found at guardian.co.uk. In the Independent on Sunday on 14 May, Anna Picard gave the recording 4-stars and wrote: ‘Boris Berezovsky’s fearless pairing of Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian shows a pianist quite unbothered by self-doubt. The technical demands of both concertos are well-known – the first movement of the Khachaturian alone demands fingers of steel – yet this musician’s most interesting work is in the more delicate passages. Setting aside the alarming gaudiness of the orchestration, Berezovsky’s musicianship is shown to best effect in the simple Georgian folk-melody of the second-movement of the Khachaturian. Something similar can be heard fleetingly in the Tchaikovsky.’ Daniel Barenboim’s CD of Mahler Symphony No. 7 received a great review in the Daily Telegraph on 6 May 2006. Matthew Rye called the recording, ‘perceptively illuminated’ and said ‘its heartier tone has plenty of power and colour’. The full review can be read at telegraph.co.uk.