Tchaikovsky wrote music for the piano throughout his life. The flamboyant and witty Scherzo à la russe is dedicated to the virtuoso pianist Nikolay Rubinstein, but more often his piano pieces evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing, with even the dances of the Trois morceaux rich in minor key sensitivities. The remarkably varied and resourceful Six Pieces Op 21 were dedicated to his former teacher Anton Rubinstein. Laureate of numerous awards, Andrey Yaroshinsky was also 1st prize winner at the 2011 Gabala International Competition.
***/**** - Good/Excellent
Stefano Pagliantini - Musica magazine (Italy) - March 2014
"... This disc is a good way to sample Tchaikovsky’s piano music. Lete’s hope Naxos records Yaroshinsky in the later works as well; I ’m particularly interested to hear how he does in the big op .72 set. Worth checking out."
Richard A Kaplan - Fanfare - September/October 2013