Barry Douglas (1960-) won the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1986, the first non-Russian pianist to do so since Van Cliburn. Barry Douglas received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year's Honours List for services to music. Again, Postnikova plumbs the depths. Her handling of Tchaikovsky’s epic cadenzas is second to none – starting at 1'55'' into the Second Concerto’s first movement, then (most notably) between 13'26'' and 19'13'', where the solo writing is so massive in scale that you temporarily forget the mute presence of an orchestra.

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