Glinka - Works for piano
Europe Art Records, 2004

Glinka - Works for piano

1. Separation
2. Choeur de jeunes filles de l'opéra "Ruslan et Ludmila"
3. Mazurka
4. Variations sur une chanson russe "Sredi doliny rovnia"
5. Nocturne
6. Nouvelles contredanses
7. Barcarolle
8. Polka
9. Mazurka
10. Valse
11. Fugue à trois voix
12. Réminiscence d'une mazurka
13. Valse d'adieu

14-16 Grand Sextet in E flat major

Ludmila Berlinskaya
Borodin String Quartet (R. Aharonian, A. Abramenkov, I. Naidin, V. Berlinsky)
Grigory Kovalevsky, double bass

Recorded at the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Sound engineer : Vadym Ivanov

The disc was released in 2004 to celebrate 200 years of Glinka's birth

The Anecdote : Recording on December 30th and 31st at night, Ludmila Berlinskaya celebrated both her birthday and new year alone in the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory

BBC Music Magazine (UK) - January 2012

Calum MacDonald

"In one sense they’re little more than salon pieces, but so wonderfully played here that Ludmila Berlinskaia makes you listen to every phrase as if it were fresh-minted and feel, for instance, that the longest piece, a five-minute Barcarolle, is worthy of Chopin. She invests everything with such delicacy and intensity of feeling, backed by immaculate phrasing, pedalling and sense of colour, that you can hear that in one way these pieces are indeed unlike anything that came before them and mark a new beginning: the very start of Russian piano music."

Musicweb-international - October 2005

Michael Cookson

"Berlinskaya plays affectionately with an abundance of character in these appealing and charming Glinka scores. I especially enjoyed her delicate performance of the Variations on a Russian song ‘Among the gentle valleys’. Her playing, so vivid in colouring, in the Nouvelles Contredansesis evocative of ballet dancers executing beautiful pirouettes. (...) The attractive scores are lovingly performed and are worth obtaining."

Resmusica - July 2004

Christophe Le Gall

"Ludmila Berlinskaya makes us appreciate it here life-size with a precise and fluid interpretation. The Russian pianist makes every piece shine by getting the legendary brightness of the pianist-composer"
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