Denis Matsuev [digital download]
Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998 Denis Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia’s leading pianists and is renowned for his interpretations of Russian music. The Mariinsky Label recordings which feature Matsuev as soloist have received widespread critical acclaim, with repertoire ranging from Prokofiev to Shchedrin.
You can also enjoy these recordings physically as high quality SACD hybrid discs, playable in all CD and SACD players.
Matsuev’s latest recording on the Mariinsky label, a thrilling performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto 1, is available to download exclusively on iTunes.
Recording of the Month 'Matsuev’s Tchaikovsky No 1 is thrilling, the work’s drama excitingly to the fore.' Gramophone
Clef du Mois 'The pianist twirls the notes into constant musical fireworks... One of the most impressive recordings in recent years.' ResMusica
'The Paganini Rhapsody is another memorable experience with Matsuev and Gergiev darting unerringly between the music's extremes of fantastical virtuosity and tight-reined lyricism.' BBC Music Magazine
'Denis Matsuev is dazzling wherever digital dexterity is required.' Classics Today