"...Novgorodsky interpreted the work with passion, exquisite simplicity and dazzling technique..."
"...[He] played the work as though he had written every note himself, and his virtuosity was so great that beauty and clarity generated their own electricity. Those who attended the concert,
and there were several new faces in the audience, can congratulate themselves that they heard Chopin played as
it should be, and possibly never better..."
"...This artist has a
lavish technique and
plush tone, skirting any hint of pounding, and a sense of give and take..."
"...The cascades of
notes he released in
the first movement cadenza showered the landscape with
unforced brilliance..." "...The contours thus respected, the
movement proceeded with compelling inevitability to its
The explosion of applause and cheers
left no doubt about the audience’s enthusiasm for an exciting venture..."