Nikolai Lugansky began his recording career in his early twenties. This Rachmaninoff recital contains a beautiful performance of the famous second sonata, several song transcriptions, the well – known Corelli Variations, and an amazing performance of Rachmaninoff’s transcription of Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night s Dream.
Lugansky is an impressive pianist, and the Rachmaninoff sonata presents the proof. We get in this CD the wonderful, flowing, lush-sounding music by an excellent performer.
Here are some videos for your own enjoyment and evaluation:
Listen to Lugansky as he plays Chopin’s Etude Op. 10 in a very dramatic way:
Now, as a contrast, listen to Nikolai Lugansky performing the Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2:
And here is Nikolai Lugansky performing the Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12:
Finally, let’s hear Nikolai Lugansky’s performance of Rachmaninov’s Prelude Op 23 No. 3:
Feel free to make comments below with your own view of this artist’s interpretations.
Tags: Nikolai Lugansky, Rachmaninoff, Sonata #2, Corelli Variations