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Face it, anyone who can play Horowitz's fabled transcriptions or Cziffra's madcap interlocking octaves Flight of the Bumblebee will get attention. What is most impressive, though, is that Arcadi Volodos replicates the notes, but not the performances. His tempos and voicings are completely different, and just as valid, if not quite as coruscating as the originals. In other words, Volodos makes this repertoire his own, as well as the other selections on this well-recorded debut outing. --Jed Distler
This well recorded set of performances from 1996 could so easily have degenerated into a musically empty display of technical virtuosity. Read morePublished 23 months ago by I. Giles
So much has been written about this 1997 recording of piano transcriptions that another bravo from the balcony seems almost irrelevant. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Grady Harp
.I was introduced to Volodos by surfing You Tube late one night. It was during a rough time in my life so I would watch and listen to him play his interpretations of variations on... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Susan
Currently the finest pianist of the century. Heir to Horowitz. No other pianist can bring to life Horowitz's transcriptions the way Volodos can. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Stanley K. Taub Productions
There are a dozen tracks on this CD of transcriptions of songs, instrumental and orchestral works by various composers from Bach to Prokofiev. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Dr. H. A. Jones
Great Russian virtuoso Arcadi Volodos is 40 these days. One can say he is at the fullest of his keyboard prowess. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by P. Adrian
Yesterday afternoon I received this CD as my first gift of 2012. And the initial premise surpassed all my expectations. Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Hiram Gòmez Pardo Venezuela
The performances are brilliant; Volodos's genius shines through (especially in the Turkish March); and it sets the standard for any other performances of those Horowitz pieces... Read morePublished on May 8, 2008 by Mark Liedtke
The piano transcriptions are fantastic.
Volodos proves that he's a real genious and one of the best in the world today.
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