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Maxim Fedotov was the personable soloist, technically secure in the virtuoso demands of this Oistrakh-dedicated score and projecting an endlessly smooth melodic line. After Scriabin's remarkable little fin-de-siecle Revene, eloquently expressed and passionately ren¬dered. Russia shook, bands with France for the Ravel orchestration of Mussorgsky's remark¬able Pictures as an Exhibition.

Christopher Morley
Birmingham Post. 10th October 1997

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