Last year’s Tchaikovsky Competition prize winner brings a satisfying mix of panache and sensitivity to this much-recorded concerto, with exhilarating and searching accompaniment from Gergiev’s players. The paired solo recital is a welcome alternative to a second war horse, and his readings of Liszt’s Schubert transcriptions are particularly fine.
Tchaikovsky: Concerto no 1 & solo works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt11:04, 8th September 2012
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