International Record Review
Arghamanyan brings something new to this work, for there is care and detail and sensitivity here which I have not heard before and it is achieved without any loss of tempo. This performances are captured in immaculate SACD sound, with ideal balance between soloist and orchestra. Arghamanyan is one to watch, and I hope we hear more from this remarkable partnership.
(Nicholas Salwey, February 2015)
Nareh Arghamanyan has come up with a refreshingly individual take on the piece, soft-grained, spacious and full of color. Whether self-consciously bubbly or dreamily withdrawn, Arghamanyan’s pointing of line is intensely individual, always super articulate and withouth percussiveness.
I can’t recall a recording that reveals so much subtle detail in Prokofiev’s orchestral writing and needless to say PENTATONE’s sound quality is beyond reproach. Those seeking this release for the Khachaturian Piano Concerto need not hesitate.
(Graham Williams, December 2014)