Nicolai Lugansky

Nikolai Lugansky

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

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