Liszt, Copland, Barber, Chopin

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COMPOSERS: Barber,Chopin,Copland,Liszt
LABELS: Sain
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Richard Evans
WORKS: Piano Sonata in B minor; Piano Variations; Ballade, Op. 46; Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47
PERFORMER: Richard Evans (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: SCD 2255
In Liszt’s Sonata, 30-year-old Welshman Evans is precise, even brilliant, but shows neither vision nor warmth. He is similarly reluctant to open his heart and sing in Chopin’s Third Ballade. Evans’s strongest point – clarity – is best suited to Copland’s incisive Variations. Adrian Jack

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