Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 / Wang
Catalog: CHAN 10816
"•Xiayin Wang presents her second disc of Rachmaninoff piano works, playing the two piano sonatas alongside three of the op. 23 Preludes. • Of the first volume, Gramophone remarked that it featured ‘playing of an awesome clarity and poise’ (Gramophone Choice). • Xiayin Wang plays the 1931 revision of the Piano Sonata No. 2 here, in which Rachmaninoff cut some 120 bars from the original as well as toning down some virtuosic extravagances and creating clearer textures."