Bach,J.s. / Sokolov Release Date: 02/12/2013
Label:MelodiyaCatalog #: 1002049
Spars Code: DDD Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach Performer: Grigory Sokolov Number of Discs: 2
Recorded in: Stereo
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Sokolov vs. GouldApril 13, 2013By Frank G. Perrotta (POINCIANA, FL)See All My Reviews"Reviewing players skill and players personality was certainly shocking to me many years ago when I first discovered the existence of Grigory Sokolov. Before going further, you must read the booklet that accompanies Sokolovs DVD Live in Paris. Once you digest the info in this booklet, you will understand my review of Sokolovs recording of the Goldberg Variations. All of the Sokolov CDs I have contain music that Sokolov must have enjoyed but the selections are all flat and a waste of time for your listening schedules. But after you purchase, play and watch Sokolov in action on his DVD, you will understand the peculiarities of this pianist. As far as I am concerned, he is the best LIVE pianist along with all my other LIVE pianists. But why doesnt Sokolov allow the sale of all of the many recordings he has made and holds privately and not to be released until he passes on to the New World. His privately held music recordings must contain all the popular works we the public enjoy. Unfortunately, Sokolovs recording of the Goldberg Variations doesnt come close in any form whatsoever to both of the recordings of the Variations made by Glenn Gould but I dont think its fair for any pianist to be compared to Glenn Gould."Report Abuse