Review of The Return from MusicWeb International
Another wonderful review of “The Return” from MusicWeb International: “Besalyan is an artist who does justice to each of these Rachmaninov works, and the unfamiliar Babajanian morsels are an appetising addition to an appealing release.”
“Besalyan is an idiomatic Rachmaninov player…”
“The lyricism of the E flat Op.23 No.6 brings out the poetic side to his playing…”
“In the C minor he nails the stormy mood of the swirling figuration from the start through to an emphatic close.”
“The evanescent whimsy of the G major is exquisitely captured, with perhaps the most alluring playing on the disc.”
“The group of four Études-Tableaux has equally successful playing, not least in the big E flat minor that Sviatoslav Richter once said he did not play as it made him feel naked. There is plenty of naked emotion in Besalyan’s passionate account.”
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