Notes & Reviews:
Ingenious Opposites Vol. 2 presents two composers, Sergei Rachmaninov and Sergei Prokofiev, who were very different though being contemporaries. Prokofiev was open for the new, wanted to finish with Romanticism and turned towards Modernism, while Rachmaninov was rooted in Romanticism and continued this tradition in his own way. A live studio recording with state-of-the-art technology, it comes in an extended dynamic range and provides an excellent sound experience.
American Record Guide, May/June 2014
The recorded sound is excellent (the CD is also available as a Blue Ray Video). All of the pieces here are well known and most have been recorded by Horowitz, as well as many others. Preludes in G, G minor, and Gsharp minor are followed by Etudes-Tableaux in E-flat minor (Op. 39:5), G minor, and D. The Rachmaninoff group closes with Moments Musicaux 3 and 4 before moving into Prokofieff.