International Piano magazine has named Nelly Akopian-Tamarina’s Slavonic Reflections a Critics Choice recording in its January/February 2021 issue.

Michael Church writes, “Finally, an album that carries us into a realm of gentle enchantment.” He continues, “unexpected beauties emerge; the short preamble to the C-sharp minor Mazurka Op 50/3 becomes a major event, while Op 56/3 in C minor is a complex web of rhythmic tensions. The Janáček suite becomes an effusion of quintessentially Slavic lyricism, the Medtner the most languidly graceful of reveries, and the Liadov a closing bonne bouche.”

Slavonic Reflections is available now on Pentatone.