Homage to Godowsky | Hyperion CDA68310

Homage to Godowsky

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68310

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 27th March 2020

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An anniversary accolade with a twist: one hundred and fifty years after his birth, this is a wonderful recital of some of the many works dedicated to Leopold Godowsky. It’s difficult to imagine more persuasive performances than these by Andrey Gugnin, who makes a second appearance on Hyperion after his universally –  and vociferously – acclaimed Shostakovich.

Reviews

Prepare yourself for a deliciously scintillating potpourri of choice delicacies, full of character and charm, the sort that has virtually disappeared from concert life today but which, in the early decades of the 20th century, held audiences in thrall. … Among many factors that make Gugnin’s performances so admirable is that he’s able to imbue each piece with its own distinctively recognisable character. But even more importantly, Gugnin approaches these works on their own terms so that, far from seeming dated or brittle, they emerge fresh and full of vitality and charm.  Patrick Rucker
Gramophone May 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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