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James Harrington
American Record Guide, November 2013

With a mid-price cost and superb sound, Naxos again treats us to some exceptional performances from a relative newcomer. For a single enjoyable disc, this one is hard to beat. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Richard A. Kaplan
Fanfare, September 2013

Yaroshinsky is an attractive player, with a good, singing tone and plenty of technique…Naxos’s recording is pleasingly ambient without losing immediacy. This disc is a good way to sample Tchaikovsky’s piano music. Let’s hope Naxos records Yaroshinsky in the later works as well…Worth checking out. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, April 2013

As you read this review somewhere in the world a piano competition will be taking place, many of those who come away with a major prize never heard of again. The young Russian, Andrey Yaroshinsky, now has a sizable collection of twelve such awards, dating back over seventeen years, his latest, at Azerbaijan’s Gabala International Piano Competition gaining this debut recording. My own acquaintance with the young man came last year with his brief participation in the Leeds International Piano Competition, and though we heard little of him, it was obvious he is a talented newcomer. Here he plays some seldom performed early works of Tchaikovsky, mostly intended as sheet music for the amateur pianist. The three short Impromptus contain attractive melodic material, Yaroshinsky’s approach being both spontaneous and highly personal. It is the same mood of impetuosity that he carries over into the Two Pieces where his tempos engender a need for a technical display. When he allows himself to emotionally relax in the Trois morceaux, he is capable of some very delicate and charming playing, with nicely limpid runs that make the short Polka the disc’s most attractive moment. Finally to the Six morceaux composes sur un seul theme where the composer parades his academic rectitude in a Prelude, Fugue, Impromptu, Marche Funebre, Mazurka and Scherzo. All very clever. At its budget price it could well fill a few gaps in your collection. Pleasing sound quality. © David’s Review Corner





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