A treasure island of piano music — Spiegel Online
The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. — Fanfare

Tatiana Nikolayeva (1924 - 1993)

Tatyana Nikolayeva came to fame as part of a formidably talented group of Russian pianists, including Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. In 1947, she finished composition studies at the Moscow Conservatory with a Piano Concerto, which won a state award. In the same year she gave a recital in the Moscow Conservatory which began almost half a century of concert performances. Her compositions contain symphonies, a piano quintet and the song cycle Islandiya (‘Iceland’).