"Among an avalanche of Bach keyboard releases, Sergey
Schepkins Goldberg Variations was a revelation when I received
it for review."
"I find that it grows even more beguiling with repeated hearings, and recommend it confidently in preference to pretty well any other Goldberg recording I've ever heard."
Top Five Picks List for 1996
--Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare Magazine
"This is one of the most amazing performances I have ever heard, and I enjoyed everything about it. It's a joy from first note to last. Buy it!"
"A new wondrously fresh rendition...a compelling, imaginative look at the Goldberg, one right up there with the two legendary recordings made by the late Glenn Gould."
--The Providence Journal
"This new Goldberg Variations is a delight...Schepkin's performance is a nice alternative [to the Gould recordings]..."
--American Record Guide
"An extraordinary young pianist...with striking purity of tone, complete technical control and restless intelligence...Mr. Schepkin's lofty perspective held one mesmerized...Clear, penetrating and bristling with life...a major technique...a major Bach pianist."
--The New York Times