Piano Music, Volume 2
Title:

Piano Music, Volume 2

Composer:
Artists:

Luiza Borac, piano

Cat No:

AV2081

Price:

£18.75 (2 CDs)

Summary:

Luiza Borac caused a sensation with her debut disc for Avie, of Enescu’s Three Piano Suites. The disc garnered unanimous critical acclaim and secured her place on the musical map. Luiza is the greatest living exponent of her compatriot’s endlessly revelatory piano music. For her second offering of Enescu’s solo piano music she has unearthed two works, the Nocturne and the Scherzo, making her survey the most complete available set on the market. George Enescu was “the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart” according to Pablo Casals. He was boundlessly prodigious yet only 33 works are known to survive, probably the result of his staggering capacity to maintain entire musical creations in his mind without committing them to manuscript. Hence, of his three piano sonatas only Nos. 1 and 3 exist today! Luiza’s empathetic interpretations are themselves a revelation making this an outstanding contribution to the catalogue.

Tracklist:

George ENESCU (1881 – 1955)
CD 1
Prelude And Fugue In C Major
1. Prelude (8:56)
2. Fugue (6:13)
3. Nocturne In D Flat Major (20:33)
4. Scherzo (5:57)
5. Pièce Sur Le Nom De Fauré (3:05)
Total time CD 1: (44:44)

CD 2
Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 24/1
1. Allegro Molto Moderato E Grave (11:40)
2. Presto Vivace (4:28)
3. Andante Molto Espressivo (9:11)
Piano Sonata No. 3 In D Major, Op. 24/3
4. Vivace Con Brio (6:18)
5. Andantino Cantabile (9:11)
6. Allegro Con Spirito (8:00)
Total time CD 2: (48:48)

Recorded 4, 5, 7 July 2005 at St. Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, England
Producers: John Barnes and Luiza Borac
Recording Engineer: John Barnes
Editing: John Barnes and Jonathan Wearn
Final balance and SACD preparation: Everett Porter and John Barnes