Arcadi Volodos piano
A rare artist and consummate virtuoso, Arcadi Volodos is one of the most elegant poets of the keyboard of the moment.
Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve
Schumann Papillons op. 2
Brahms Intermezzi op. 76
Schubert Sonata D. 960
This native of St Petersburg, who trained in Moscow, Madrid and Paris, and has often been dubbed the “new Horowitz” for his performance of the Russian and Romantic repertoire (and Liszt in particular), likes to take his time. According to him, “Virtuosity means playing pianissimo”. After a dazzling debut on the international circuit in the late 1990s, brilliantly documented with a first album of transcriptions (an exercise at which he has long excelled) and a sell-out recital at the Carnegie Hall, he has since decided to give only forty or so concerts and recitals each season and to be very demanding in his choice of recordings (five years have elapsed since his magnificent Liszt album and his subsequent album devoted to the Catalan composer Mompou). This makes him a rare but precious artist.
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