Opus Classic, april 2014 «Russian Album» by Aart van der Wal (In short)
«In this CD recording Olga Malkina has put together a programme showcasing the work of four composers. The programme is rich in contrast, yet admirably balanced. It shows great ambition both in terms of interpretation and virtuosity.
The single-movement sonata by Prokofiev (heard in this instance in the composer’s 1917 revised version) is performed solidly, while she gives free rein to her imagination in Rachmaninov’s three Etudes-Tableaux.
The build-up of tension in prelude op. 32, no. 10 is admirable.
I have heard the two Shchedrin miniatures played in a different way, but by no means better. Delightful!
Olga Malkina: a talented musician, and one to watch.»
The Organ Friend, October 2010. CD Review: «… In her play sounds huge,
impeccable technique and great musical expressiveness …»
AD (General newspaper), July 14, 2008:
«Pearling play by Malkina … formidable performance …»
TROS Classical Top 50, March 10, 2007:
No less than five weeks favorite with listeners and ranked nr.1 with the
CD «Un Sospiro».
Culture Newspaper, March 2007:
«A very impressive lunchconcert of high level in the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw. … no dissonance in the program with big names … «
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