Bach: Goldberg Variations
Khachaturian: Concerto Edition
"...The "Aria" with different Veränderungen (changes or variations) is a journey that takes a lifetime. In my life, this recording is a personal part of the path I have chosen. If someone else would like to join me for a step of the way, I'll be glad to welcome them."
"The Armenian pianist Stepan Simonian, who resides in Hamburg, the Russian conductor Daniel Raiskin, and the Rhine State Philharmonic, which Aram Khachaturian himself accompanied a good forty-five years ago during his visit to Germany, get things going on this quasi-authentic recording of these two concertante works for piano and orchestra timelessly reflecting each other like a mirror in a mirror."
Bach: Toccatas for Piano, BWV 910-916
“...this release strikes me as one of the most exciting accounts of Bach’s toccatas on piano”
Rob Haskins, American Record Guide
“A brilliant debut, Stepan Simonian already proved to be one of the greatest Bach-Interpreter of his generation”
Andreas Grabner, BR Klassik