Classic CD

Raymond Clarke has an instinctive feel for Szymanowski’s world and this well recorded issue is useful in bringing all three sonatas together on one CD. To be frank, his is the first account of the C minor Sonata, Op.8 (1903-04) that I have found really convincing … Mr Clarke takes them all in his stride … In short, these are dedicated performances by an artist of impressive musicianship and refined sensibility.

—Robert Layton