"The clear thinking and feeling behind these Rachmaninov concerto interpretations are refreshing indeed: this certainly isn't just yet another 'Rach 2'."
Performance: 5 stars
Recording: 4 stars
Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova is clearly not only a fine human being - it's been difficult to keep up with the number of her fundraising projects in western Europe for her beleaguered country - but also a remarkable artist. (...) the clear thinking and feeling behind these Rachmaninov concerto interpretations are refreshing indeed: this certainly isn't just yet another 'Rach 2'. Fedorova's commanding contrast of spaciousness with vital forward movement may not be what's always in the score, but it makes total sense to me in the context of the overall need for tension and release. (...) there's total co-ordination between Fedorova and conductor Modestas Pitrėnas. (...) Fedorova is as thoughtful in her post-hoc introduction as she is in the performances. (...) She also explains her reasons for placing the Fourth Concerto first, defining this amazing and often enigmatic work as 'a farewell to the past and a dive into a quite terrifying future', while the Second reminds her of a phoenix. May the Ukrainian phoenix rise from the ashes as soon as possible.
- David Nice, BBC Music Magazine - NOV 2022