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Every Fleisher disc is an event. This is a fascinatingly and provocatively programmed disc that daringly juxtaposes baroque with the more modern Leon Kirchner (the atonal yet approachable LH) and George Perle (the cheeky atonality of Musical Offerings). It also presents music by Mompou in the guise of his Prelude No 6 for the left hand (a mix of modernism and Romantic warmth which seems in keeping for this recital), and in so doing adds Fleisher’s name to those of Hough and Volodos among pianists who realise Mompou’s worth. The famous Bach Chaconne is given in Brahms’ version for the left hand and is the jewel of the recital. Magnificently concentrated and full of insights, this is a major interpretation.

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