Karen Bentley Pollick & Ivan Sokolov - Ivan Sokolov - Chamber Works (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:08:51 minutes | 642 MB
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics, Official Digital Download
Ivan Sokolov, born in Moscow in 1960, has made his mark both as composer and as pianist. His early compositions were avant-gardist, but he eventually rejected radicality in favour of a more traditional musical language, one with its roots in Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Rachmaninov, flavoured, perhaps, with a hint of Shostakovich. Most of the works here were composed within the last few years and are couched in the unforced lyricism of his latter-day Romanticism.