Musical Pointers

This release is the first in a projected series exploring Russian Piano Music and is a fine demonstration of McLachlan’s virtuosity and stamina.

It was recorded at Chetham’s during the 2006 Festival for Pianists and consists of complete “takes”; a refreshing change from the prevailing fashion: q.v. Tony Faulkner – – People like me spend much of our lives in control-rooms listening to musical shrapnel, artists doing repeated short sections manically – – (November 2009 Editorial, Classical Source). Recommended.

—Peter Grahame Woolf