CONRAD BECK (1901-1989): Complete Solo Piano Music - 2 Tanzstücke, Sonatine, Danse, Klavierstücke I and II, Sonatine No. 2, 10 Klaveirstücke für den Hausgebrauch*, Prélude. * - First recording.
Catalogue Number: 07S056
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0301
Description: The second-least-well-known member of the “Ecole de France” (Harsanyi, Tcherepnin, Tansman, Martinu and Marcel Mihalovici) didn’t write much piano music - everything was done between 1928 and 1948. Concise, clear and transparent, its fast movements have an angular hardness with aggressive rhythms and plenty of dissonance while the slow ones can be quite delicate and sensitive and French neo-Classicism is the basis of most of it although, like fellow members of the Ecole, jazz gets a look-in too. Gabrielle Beck-Lipsi (piano).