Anatole Leikin

Anatole Leikin is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published in various musicological journals and essay collections worldwide and recorded piano works of Scriabin, Chopin, and Cope. His critically acclaimed books The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin and The Mystery of Chopin's Préludes were recently published by Ashgate Publishing (UK) and reissued by Routledge (UK). Dr. Leikin also serves as an editor for The Complete Chopin — A New Critical Edition (Peters, UK).

Articles By This Author

Anatole Leikin - September 13, 2016

The pianist was eloquent, both speaking and playing, in a big recital.

Anatole Leikin - April 15, 2014

Georgian-born Khatia Buniatishvili’s deeply felt musicality proves right for Liszt and Ravel, but is a bit off for a Chopin sonata.

Anatole Leikin - March 26, 2014

A disappointing debut from pianist Dmitri Alexeev at the Steinway Society made for a long, and loud, evening.

Anatole Leikin - February 3, 2014

The poetic and insightful pianist Vadym Kholodenko delights listeners in the South Bay with works by Nicolai Medtner, Chopin, and Brahms.

Anatole Leikin - April 17, 2013

Pinnacles of the variation genre receive sublime, spirited, deeply felt performances by Emanuel Ax.

Anatole Leikin - April 9, 2013

Refined musicianship and enviable technique are hallmarks of pianist Richard Goode, who plays historically linked late works by Beethoven.

Anatole Leikin - February 22, 2013

Uneven playing, despite her brilliant pianistic gifts, marks Valentina Lisitsa’s latest CD.

Anatole Leikin - January 26, 2013

The brilliance of Emanuel Ax’s playing at Stanford is somewhat dimmed by a lidless piano and distractions around the instrument.

Anatole Leikin - January 11, 2013

David Fray’s account of Bach-in-a-minor-mode is puzzling, despite some deeply felt playing.

Anatole Leikin - December 7, 2012

Knitting dissimilar piano works into a compelling recording is quite a feat, but pianist Rafal Blechacz is up to the challenge.