19th Century Russian Music for Cello: TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / DAVÏDOV, K. / LIADOV, K.N. / ARENSKY, A.S. (with Dmitrii Khrychev, cello)
"Best Bargain" of the week: "...For anyone who loves Russian romantic music as much as I do, this is quite a discovery" (David Mellor, ClassicFM) .
"...Olga Solovieva - who has already added four highly acclaimed discs to the Naxos catalogue - does her best to bring a substantial partnership to this World Premiere recording" (David Denton, David's Review Corner, June 2019).
Boris Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio, Cello Sonata (with Haik Kazazyan and Christopher Marwood)
"...Both the Sonata and the Suite are magnificently played by Christopher Marwood <...> He is partnered in the Sonata by the outstanding young Russian pianist, Olga Solovieva, who has already championed Boris Tchaikovsky on disc. She brings all of the weight the Sonata demands, and joins Marwood and the violinist, Haik Kazazyan, in the Trio. Excellent Russian studio recordings, and I most strongly commend it to you" (David Denton, David's Review Corner, July 2018).
"An interesting byway of 20th-century Soviet chamber music... The Piano Trio is given a persuasive performance" (Mark Pullinger, Gramophone).
Vissarion Shebalin - Complete Music for Violin and Piano (World premiere recordings).
"...eminently engaged performances by Kostylev and Solovieva presented in very natural and downright honest recorded sound.” (Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International)
"Russian violinist Sergey Kostylev and his compatriot pianist Olga Solovieva give technically accomplished, totally committed performances of these Slavic rarities. They make a convincing case for this music, leaving the listener wanting to hear the considerable number of Shebalin chamber works that have yet to make their disc debuts" (Bob McQuiston, Classical Lost and Found).
Anatoly Lyadov - Complete Piano Music, Volumes Three & Four (including few World premiere recordings).
"There still is a full range of emotions - and a balance of brilliance and tenderness. Solovieva's excellent technical abilities are called on almost as often as her ability to spin a beautiful legato melody. [...] Ms Solovieva said [Lyadov's] music deserves to be much better known; I cannot agree more, and I like her performance" (James Harrington, American Record Guide)
Boris Tchaikovsky - Piano Quintet (with The Vanbrugh Quartet).
"Piano Quintet is in many ways a remarkable work [...]. The performances are exceptional."
(Tim Ashley, The Guardian)
"The Vanburgh Quartet and pianist Olga Solovieva put real intellectual muscle behind the physical weight of their playing. [...] Piano Quintet soon called me back for a second listen."
(Philip Clark, Gramophone)
OSUSP 005/2013 (AA 3000)
Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto Nr.2 (with OSUSP Orchestra, conductor Wagner Polistchuk); live recording from Sala Sao Paulo (Brasil), 23rd of March, 2013
Anatoly Lyadov - Complete Piano Music, Volumes One & Two.
"Solovieva gives an absolutely gorgeous performance... There are so many tuneful works that all exude what I have come to think of as Russian musical characteristics that I could close my eyes and point at a random track and it would be a perfect example. So much of this is really good that one wonders why it is almost unknown. Fortunately, given performances like this, we can enjoyably explore Liadov’s output and get to know it much better." (James Harrington, American Record Guide)
Boris Tchaikovsky: vocal cycles with soprano, and two pieces for balalaika & piano (with Olga Filonova, soprano; Kirill Ershov, balalaika)
"The performers are all impressive... It’s truly a winner." (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare)
Outstanding Release in accordance with International Record Review
Sergey Taneyev - Violin Sonata (with Ivan Peshkov, violin) and pieces for piano (including premiere recordings)
"And grateful we should be to pianist Olga Solovieva and Naxos for outing them, for they are gem-like beauties, which, in melodic and harmonic vocabulary, are heavily indebted to Schumann and Tchaikovsky....Ivan Peshkov is wonderful in the two violin works, and Olga Solovieva, as both soloist and accompanist, is one of the best advocates Taneyev has. Urgently recommended." (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare)
"The supreme clarity of the sound quality adds to the elegance of the performance... Pianist Olga Solovieva brings a velvet, delicate touch to the virtuoso piano part." (Catherine Nelson, The Strad)
"Olga Solovieva is a fine pianist" (Joseph Magil, American Record Guide)
Premiere recordings of Boris Tchaikovsky piano music: Sonata No.1, Sonata No.2, Sonatina, Natural Modes, Pentatonic, Eight Pieces for Children.
"Excellent young Russian Olga Solovieva confirms that Tchaikovsky's piano music is tremendously rewarding, often highly individual..." (Murray McLachlan, Magazine 'Piano')
"Solovieva plays with steely-fingered brilliance: she's in complete control of what she's doing..." (International Record Review)
"Olga Solovieva plays this music with relaxed aplomb and perfect sympathy..." (American Record Guide)
Herman Galynin: piano music (Sonata Triad, Suite, Four Preludes, etc).
"As for Olga Solovieva, her choice as soloist was inspired. She brings clarity and a wide variety in her touch to these virtuosic performances, while remaining properly responsive to both the poetic and caustic sides of Galynin's musical personality..." (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare)
Boris Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto (with Russian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra, conductor Timur Mynbaev)
“Performances are excellent from all concerned... At Naxos’s price, every music-lover should give this CD a try.” (Phillip Scott, Fanfare)
"Olga Solovieva tackles the difficult Concerto with an arsenal of technical gifts and interpretive panache" (Robert Cummings, Classical Net Review).