Grigory Sokolov [Deutsche Grammophon]

Grigory Sokolov [Deutsche Grammophon]

Deutsche Grammophon already has in its catalogue one of the great piano recordings: Sokolov live at Salzburg, Mozart & Chopin (review-link below). Now, this wonderful Russian artist (born in 1950) is heard in a 2019 programme, pieced together from June appearances...

Mark Bebbington plays Francis Poulenc [Resonus]

I haven’t enjoyed “monk and hooligan” Poulenc’s multifaceted Piano Concerto (1949) as much before. It’s a mishmash piece though: the first movement embraces insouciant tune, then a nod to Mozart followed by a suggestion of primetime TV weepy music, a whole range of...