MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
(recorded in Salzburg 2005)
RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3
(recorded in London 1995)
+ DVD-Video "A Conversation That Never Was"
A Documentary Film by Nadya Zhdanova
Mahler Chamber Orchestra · Pinnock (Mozart, rec. live 2005)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra · Tortelier (Rachmaninov)
Grigory Sokolov
Int. Release 10 Mar. 2017
1 CD + 1 DVD-Video
0289 479 7015
Live recording

Track List

CD 1: Mozart / Rachmaninov: Concertos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488



Grigory Sokolov, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Trevor Pinnock

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30

Grigory Sokolov, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Total Playing Time 1:11:45

DVD 2: Grigory Sokolov - A Conversation That Never Was

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
12 Etudes, Op.25



Grigory Sokolov

Total Playing Time 1:57:37

For those who love the piano, this is essential . . . The Mozart is as elegant as could be, but the Rachmaninoff is something "very" special indeed . . . It is a powerhouse but sensitive performance with two unique points . . . Sokolov's performance is exceptional . . . Sokolov and conductor collaborate perfectly in making something very special of the climax of the concerto . . . playing is not rushed, grandiose and passionate indeed. A fabulous performance that should be heard by all who love this music!! . . . Beautiful video, and production values are high.

Sokolov's Rachmaninov playing is immense and, in its mix of supreme fluency and ardent intensity, easily bears comparison with the best versions available on disc. His account of K488 is just as compelling; the opening piano solo in the slow movement is as fine a demonstration as any of how less can mean so much more in a performance.