Behzod Abduraimov - Debussy - Chopin - Mussorgsky - The Sunday Times
Abduraimov’s programme seems designed to display the Tashkent-born pianist’s versatility. Ringing, generously pedalled sounds, rich in harmonics, and a fleetness and precision of execution characterise his account of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. In the Chopin Preludes his warm singing tone summons soulful depths, although perhaps he pushes some of the faster ones. Yet Debussy’s Children’s Corner is all knowing innocence and charm.