December 20, 2016

Alexandre Tharaud's Rachmaninov makes The New York Times' Best of 2016

A "rewarding album" praised for the French pianist's "elegant" yet "startling" rendition of the 2nd Concerto.

Alexandre Tharaud's new Rachmaninov album is among The New York Times' Best Classical Recordings of 2016.

"There are numerous classic recordings of Rachmaninov’s popular Second Piano Concerto. Yet the elegant Mr. Tharaud’s version, at once probing and impetuous, is exceptional," writes critic Anthony Tommasini.

"While playing with plenty of virtuosic flair, he brings out inner voices and harmonic subtleties that seem fresh, even startling. This rewarding album also includes a thoughtful selection of shorter Rachmaninov pieces."

Discover the full list of The New York Times Best Classical Recordings of 2016 here.