Roger Woodward Scales Heights In Chopin Rendition

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Sydney Morning Herald, July 6 1972, Records reviews by Roger Covell
Chopin, EMI, HMV OASD 7560
Russian music, HMV OASD 7562
Rachmaninov Preludes, HMV OASD 7561


Scriabin Interpretations

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Music and Musicians, May 1972 HLG
Discussion of great Scriabin performances - Richter, Sofronitsky, Woodward, Ogdon….


Scriabin Late Piano Works, Gramophone

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Roger Woodward, Scriabin Late Piano Works, Etcetera. KTC1126
Gramophone october 1992



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RE-RELEASED in 2009 by:

New Release - September 2010
Roger Woodward’s historically acclaimed performance of the Dmitri Shostakovich cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues op.87
Celestial Harmonies 14302-2, double CD - follow this link

This remarkable recording stands alone as a landmark similar to the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s string quartets by the Fitzwilliam Quartet on Decca. As the first recording of the 24 Preludes and Fugues op.87 in the West, it first appeared on a two LP set from RCA.
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“A warm welcome back…” is a reviewer’s platitude all too often applied and one I am sure I have been guilty of using. But in this instance it really is a pleasure to rediscover in all its grandeur one of the peaks of the 20th Century piano repertoire in a performance of such power and insight. Nick Barnard. Read more:

The Playful Assembler of Sounds.
Sűddeutsche Zeitung 24.09.2010 - Reinhard J. Brembeck

Roger Woodward’s discovery of a different Shostakovich .... And, above all, Roger Woodward, this ‘devil’s pianist’ who manages to combine an insane technique with volcanic untamed sound fantasies in such a way that his interpretations do not resemble any performance tradition but seem to emerge one hundred percent from his self manufactured Elysium. This is particularly true for Shostakovich’s op. 87…....


Skryabin Late Piano Works, Etcetera

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Roger Woodward’s Skryabin Late Piano works, nominated Record of the Month, Telerama, January 1992


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