‘But then! With Brahms the atmosphere suddenly becomes different. Here Fomin finds the nuance. In particular, the considered rubati in the second Intermezzo in B-flat are effective and full of ambiance. In Debussy’s Arabesques you might long for more subtle fingers, but Clair de Lune is beautifully done. The CD only gets better the further into it you go, as Fomin feels clearly at home in the Russian world. The pieces by Scriabin and Rachmaninov obviously come with waves of tension and something akin to improvisation. The switches between light and dark, which lie hidden in the CD’s theme, are showcased to their best here’.