Liverpool Daily Post

Shostakovich is played by Manchester-based Murray McLachlan. On a disc entitled Russian Piano Music Volume 1, on the Divine Art label, he plays the two piano sonatas, together with sonata No. 3 of Kabalevsky, a Song and Rhapsody by Myaskovsky, and a Recitative and Air on the initials DSCH by Ronald Stevenson. The romantic Russian music by composers not quite so familiar in this country is proving well worthwhile, as is the CD.

—Peter Spaull