Valentina Igoshina

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0 of 5 stars

Carnaval, Op.9
Pictures at an Exhibition

Reviewed by: Colin Anderson

Reviewed: December 2006
CD No: WARNER CLASSICS 2564 63427-2
Duration: 62 minutes

Russian pianist and prize-winner Valentina Igoshina (born 1978) makes her Warner Classics debut with two oft-recorded masterpieces. She impresses with her poise, sensitivity and vitality. A lack of fantasy undermines Carnaval despite some ‘eventful’ playing, but Pictures is dramatic and vivid. Recorded sound is warm (Carnaval a little opaque); throughout, Igoshina’s musicianship is notable with much to like and admire.

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