“Papadopoulos is not merely in command of difficult piano parts, but has the RPO players splendidly in hand in both ensemble works. This is nothing short of amazing in the Stravinsky concerto. Hyperion’s 1984 recording deserves strong recommendation for its sturdy musical and technical values”.
Janacek’s Capriccio. Papadopoulos also gives a good account of the latter’s solo Piano Sonata. Excellent sound”.
“… it is a real pleasure to have such succinct performances as these… Papadopoulos plays its demanding part with an enviable mixture of delicacy and power, no mean achievement while directing the other players…This [Janacek Sonata] has great character and a strong sense of conviction, and it is beautifully articulated”.
“…Papadopoulos manages to produce splendid results all round. His concept of the Stravinsky Concerto sounds less glib than usual, yet he never forces it into percussive display. …the Sonata’s dark, brooding moods are captured perfectly by Papadopoulos in a way I found profoundly moving”.
San Francisco Chronicle