Evgeny Kissin’s musicality, the depth and poetic quality of his interpretations, and his extraordinary virtuosity have earned him the veneration and admiration deserved only by one of the most gifted classical pianists of his generation. He is internationally renowned and hugely admired for his interpretations of the works of the classical and Romantic repertoire of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. He is in demand the world over, and has appeared with many of the world’s great conductors, as well as all the great orchestras of the world. In Memoirs and Reflections, the intensity of Kissin’s thinking and of his very being shines through, which displays his astonishing memory, fondness for his family and teachers, and an exalted sense of self that is essentially Russian.
The title is right: it's a blend of some of the highlights of his life, musical and otherwise, along with Kissin's thoughts on a variety of topics from the nature of humanity to the meaning of liberty in Russia to his views of other musicians
Stephen Pollard, JEWISH CHRONICLE