P0894. NIKOLAI LUGANSKY: Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev. (E.U.) 9-Warner Classics 2564 666189. - 825646661893
"Nikolai Lugansky has established an extraordinary reputation playing Chopin and Rachmaninov, actively performing works of both composers all over the world. This outstanding 9-CD boxed set includes many of Lugansky's most celebrated recordings, having garnered the Diapason d'Or for the complete Chopin Etudes in 2000, Rachmaninoff Preludes and Moments Musicaux in 2001 and Chopin Preludes in 2002, as well as his acclaimed first disc of Beethoven Sonatas that includes the 'Moonlight' and 'Appassionata'.
Nikolai Lugansky, already a major artist, has been hailed by his former teacher Tatiana Nikolajeva as the 'next' in a line of great Russian pianists. He has been described as 'a pianistic phenomenon of exceptional class' by the Netherlands’ NRC Handelsblad and as 'riveting' and making his playing 'stand out' by London’s Daily Telegraph"
- Z. D. Akron