Yakov Flier

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COMPOSERS: Chopin,Rachmaninov
LABELS: APR
WORKS: Chopin: Sonata No. 2; Kabalevsky: Preludes, Op. 38; Rachmaninov: Preludes
PERFORMER: Yakov Flier (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 5665

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Yakov Flier was a distinguished pupil of Igumnov, and on this disc plays consistently better than his teacher. The Kabalevsky 24 Preludes have phenomenal élan, and everything is fresh, even if sometimes weird. Michael Tanner