4 Ballades, Op. 10
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
...de term meesterlijk dringt zich op. Akopian-Tamarina is zo'n pianiste die je met grote overtuiging wijst op de verborgen hoeken en gaten van een partituur. Onthouden die naam, inlijsten deze cd."
LUISTER Magazine 731
"This recording of her Brahms was made at Snape Maltings in 1995, but is only now released for the first time. And it’s a revelation: I’ve never heard Brahms Handel Variations played like this. The music seems to come from a distant place and time, but it draws us in with the most heart-warming immediacy…When the score calls for lyricism she finds a caressing tone, and when it demands assertiveness she’s absolutely there, but the drama is restrained until the towering fugue at the close."
BBC Music Magazine *****
"Nelly Akopian-Tamarina’s Brahms recital is so personal, distinctive and musicianly, that it makes one think again, erasing all pre-conceptions. This is Brahms as you never previously knew him. Time and again she brings a near-Mozartian clarity to music with a potential for opacity. The pianist has supplied her own personal and affectionate essay and she is finely recorded: a crowning touch to an inspirational and enlightening issue."
International Piano January 2018 *****