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Rudy winningly portrays youthful verve in these early variations, while stylishly highlighting the opposition between the themes' origins and Brahms’s lush Romanticism.
Rudy’s thoughtful programme exploits the tension between the stylistic origins of the themes and Brahms’s imaginative transformations of them... Close, intimate recording emphasises Rudy’s appropriately sensitive, poetic cantabile in the Schumann Variations, Op. 9, and heightens his winning portrayal of the composer’s youthful verve in the Variations on a Hungarian Song. Most impressive, though, are his performances of the String Sextet and Handel Variations, in which attentive, stylish playing effectively highlights the opposition between the music’s
Baroque tendencies and Brahms’s lush Romanticism.
-- Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
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