Should you be looking for piano music with the flavour of Liszt and Rachmaninov that paints cinematic pictures, is folksy and romantic, that thunders, glitters and charms, and often requires fearless virtuosity from the pianist, then this eighty-minute release from Hyperion should fit the bill: step forward Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978). His Exotic Preludes (very descriptive) and Impressions, sixteen numbers in all, are included here, the latter set reminding of Billy Mayerl’s insouciant miniatures.

If there is a drawback, it is listening to the whole at one sitting means that an element of sameness creeps in. Nevertheless, Nadejda Vlaeva is a devoted, stylish and flamboyant champion of her countryman’s music and is superbly recorded by Ben Connellan.

French Duets on Hyperion from Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne.

Danny Driver records György Ligeti – The 18 Études – for Hyperion.

Nicolas Namoradze records piano music by York Bowen for Hyperion.