Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations Op. 33
This account of the Rococo Variations is the one to have: it presents Tchaikovsky’s variations as he wrote them, in the order that he devised and including the allegretto moderato con anima that the work’s first interpreter, ‘loathsome Fitzenhagen’, so high-handedly jettisoned … Raphael Wallfisch’s fine performance keeps the qualifying adjective ‘rococo’ in mind – it is not indulgently overromantic – but it has warmth and beauty of tone in abundance.
Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 2004
… if Wallfisch is not a major talent, then this reviewer has never heard one. His tone is gorgeous and his phrasing and pacing are supremely eloquent.