Russian Émigré Composers – Alexander Karpeyev – CR6042


In one sense the Medtner is the reason to buy the disc but the Prokofiev and Stravinsky are very well played and such good music that they make it still more worthwhile. Karpayev uses a Fazioli F278 piano which has a noticeably different sound in the venue Colin Attwell usually uses, St Bartholomew’s, Brighton. It is brighter and has more ‘zing’ to it than the regular Steinway. That such differences are obvious is a reflection on the clarity of this high-definition stereo recording.