Elisaveta Blumina is recognized as one of the most important interpreters of modern repertoire, and her career has taken her all over the world. Valentin Silvestrov christened this album “70 minutes of happiness set against 1000 years of misery,” and dedicated two Waltzes in Blumina’s honor.
"... Throughout the entire recital Blumina proves an inspired guide in Silvestrov’s highly personal and highly evocative sound world. her muted quality suits much of this music well... "
Scott Noriega - Fanfare - September/October 2013
Interpretation ****** Sound ****** Repertoire *****
Hans-Dieter Grünefeld - Piano News magazine (Germany) - July/August 2013
"... Blumina ...renders all with unerring poise, making this disc now the preferred option by which to encounter the piano music of a composer whose thinking transcends time and place in equal measure. Both recording and annotations are on a par with the best from the Grand Piano series."
Richard Whitehouse - International Record Review - July/August 2013
*** - Good Disc
Bertrand Dermoncourt - Classica magazine - June 2013