ALEXANDER TANSMAN (1897-1986): Suite dans le style ancien, Ballades Nos. 1-3, Arabesques, 5 Impressions, 8 Cantilenas (Homage to J.S. Bach).
Catalogue Number: 02P077
Description: This release manages not to duplicate any of the Tansman piano discs we've offered over the last seven years and cleaves to works more serious than the Acte Préalable series of children's music. The 29-minute trio of Ballades, from 1941 when he was hanging on in Nice preparing to flee to the U.S., are the largest scale pieces, with tragic overtones of wartime. Eliane Reyes (piano).