Penguin Guide To Compact Discs

Readers who want to explore just the three piano sonatas and in so doing follow Szymanowski’s output from 1904 through to the late sonata of 1917, should consider this excellently played offering … Raymond Clarke has an intuitive grasp of – and affinity with – Szymanowski’s sound world. He is second to none in terms of sensibility and keyboard command. His version of the First Sonata is particularly convincing. Good recording. *** (“outstanding”)