1958 & 1961: Legendary Moscow Recordings




“Prokofiev’s War Sonata in B flat major receives a powerful and urgent reading from Pollack who also emphasizes the emotionally unbalanced and frenetic nature of the music. The Nocturne in C sharp minor gets an exceptional performance from Pollack who conveys an intense melancholy without getting overtly dramatic about it…”

“The Pollack traits of quick pacing and urgency pay significant benefits in the two Brahms Intermezzos. Pollack gives the two pieces a rhythmic vitality that is quite appealing and surely bests those recorded versions that can put the listener into a stupor. His performance of the Intermezzo in E major is particularly gorgeous and compelling.”

Don Satz, MusicWeb