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David will give a Centennial Recital for Achille-Claude Debussy on Sunday 25th March 2018. See Concerts page for further details.

His CD featuring Nikolai Kapustin's Op 53 Preludes, and Sonata No 1 (Sonata-Fantasia) was released at the end of May 2013 to critical acclaim. Here is what music critics said about the recording: 

Andrew McGregor on his weekly
 BBC Radio 3 CD Review described Kapustin's music as "a deliriously joyful synthesis of jazz and classical composition" and said: "There is something about Brain's playing that really taps well into the complexity and inventive joy of the music in the Preludes and also in Kapustin's Fantasy Sonata.  I really enjoyed this."  Listen to the full review

 Andrew Clark, in the Financial Times, wrote: "The interpreter needs a non-academic sense of freedom as well as a 
dazzling technique, and Brain meets both demands in a performance that should win Kapustin new admirers."

Guy Weatherall wrote on his blog that the composer, a fine pianist himself, has recorded most of his own music, "yet in this new disc, Brain is every bit as dazzling and persuasive, and significantly better recorded".

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