Vassily Sapellnikoff & Xaver Scharwenka: The Complete Recordings

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COMPOSERS: Balakirev,Liadov,Mendelssohn,Sapellnikoff,Scharwenka,Schumann,Tchaikovsky
LABELS: APR
ALBUM TITLE: Vassily Sapellnikoff & Xaver Scharwenka: The Complete Recordings
WORKS: Works by Tchaikovsky, Balakirev, Liadov, Mendelssohn, Schumann etc
PERFORMER: Sapellnikoff & Scharwenka (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: APR 6016 (1910-27)

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Sapellnikoff was one of the loves – musical and sexual – of Tchaikovsky’s life; his pianism in these recordings entrancing and gossamer-light. Scharwenka’s playing is merely efficient. Michael Church