An appropriately lively interpretation
Czinczar | Southeast Michigan, USA | 03/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A sprightly performance of (almost) all of Khachaturian's solo piano works. Hey, you can only fit so much on a CD. These works are well crafted, though they seldom plumb any emotional depths. These are mostly salon pieces. The full original version of the Sonata is here. For those of you who loved the Piano Concerto and craved more of the same, you'll hear occasional flashes of the Concerto in these works. McLachlan brings a deft touch and bracing energy to the performance, which is entirely appropriate for the works. Indeed, his technique is perfect for interpreting early 20th century Soviet composers. Check out his other recordings of such composers. It's really a pity that we never hear of him on the American concert circuit."