“You can keep your Lang Langs, your Yuja Wangs, your Evgeny Kissins… I’d swap their collective virtuosity for one evening of Arcadi Volodos’s consummate pianism. To my mind, he has produced nothing finer on disc than this live recital, captured in Vienna last spring.” — Gramophone Magazine
Volodos in Vienna is a recital album by Arcadi Volodos recorded live at the Musikverein in Vienna. Gramophone Magazine rated this performance in its CD version as the best instrumental recording of 2010.
The first half of the recital consists of six pieces by Scriabin and Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales. Here in the second half we hear Volodos perform Schumann’s Waldszenen and Liszt’s “Dante Sonata” :
Schumann – Waldszenen, Op. 82
Liszt – from AnnĂ©es de pĂ¨lerinage, Second Year: Italy