Mid West Record

Obviously a little tunnel vision on my part, but I didn’t think McLachlan had interests that went outside the British Isles. Here we find him turning his gaze and ear to Russia and letting his fingers fly on some works by composers you know too well and some you probably never heard of as he continues his musical excavations in fine style. In fact it turns out that McLachlan has Russian music as a prime love and it shows in his playing. He even sneaks in some sly humor by including a non Russian whose a passionate socialist. And none of it hits you over the head like “Volga Boat Men”. A real find for those that want to expand horizons with a tour guide that loves his work.

—Chris Spector