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Cyprien Katsaris

Borodin, Khatachurian, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky etc

Piano Rarities Vol 3, Transcriptions: Piano21 045-N

This latest of Katsaris' numerous releases is a collection of transcriptions, mostly of music by Russian composers.

There are stunning accounts of Sabre Dance etc, and if you want Rachmaninov's Suite for Two Pianos no 2, Op 17 transcribed for one piano - well, here it is !

We have reviewed Cyprien Katsaris extensively, deploring the fewness of his appearances in the British Isles. The last was in Ireland during 2011, and I met him in transit through London.

Recently recovered from illness, happily I am able to confirm that he is scheduled to appear next month at the French Institute in in a piano extravaganza with, amongst others, Imogen Cooper, Felicity Lott, & Baptiste Trotignon; not to be missed and definitely worth a long journey to South Kensington.

If you can't get there, the disc is highly recommended.

Peter Grahame Woolf