Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2; Chopin-Variations

Sergei Rachmaninov

Piano Works
Konstantin Scherbakov, piano
Naxos 8.554669




Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)



"Scherbakov illustrates how the Variations, touchingly dedicated to Leschetizky, come from the same golden vein of inspiration that followed the Second Piano Concerto...Scherbakov's must rank as a front runner among modern recordings." Jeremy Nicholas, BBC Music Magazine


"This is a fascinating release throughout which Scherbakov takes nothing for granted and conjures up textures and timbres that afficionados will find riveting in their exuberant inventiveness." Julian Haylock, Classic FM