„Music is born only in the heart and it appeals only the heart; it is love! The sister of Music is Poesy, and its mother is Sorrow!” These are the words Sergei Rachmaninov once used to describe his concept of music.
Sergei Babayan’s interpretations of a selection of Rachmaninov’s short pieces mirror this heartfelt sentiment while also showing his deep and unsentimental understanding of the music. In addition to the Études-Tableux, the Préludes and Moments Musicaux, the album contains enchanting, lyrical song transcriptions. Babayan is one of the leading pianists of our time, hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color.