Jascha Nemtsov discovers Zaderatsky
Jascha Nemtsov is a pianist and musicologist in one. As musical treasure hunter, he always provides unknown repertoire for discussion, such as the first recording of the preludes by Vsevolod Zaderatsky combined with the Preludes Opus 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich on this CD. Nemtsov recorded the CD on the C. Bechstein concert grand piano of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin. In Piano News one could read about the successful combination, "While Shostakovich's miniatures are composed in an almost theatrical fashion and come alive through strong contrasts, Zaderatskys cycle is more reminiscent of Frederic Chopin’s romantic traditions."