ARTHUR LOURIÉ (1891-1966): 5 Préludes fragiles, Op. 1, 2 Estampes, 2 Maurkas, Op. 7, 2 Poèmes, Op. 8, 4 Poèmes, Op. 10, Masques (Tentations), Op. 13, Menuett (nach Gluck), 5 Synthèses, Op. 16, Formes en l’air, Dnevnoj uzor (Agenda), Rojal’v detskoj (Piano in a Nursery), Sonatine No. 3, Upman (Smoking Sketch), Nash Marsh (Our March) (w/Oskar Ansull [narrator]), Toccata, Valse, Petite Suite in F, Gigue, Marche, Nocturne, Intermezzo, Berceuse de la chevrette, A Phoenix Park Nocturne, Death’s Mistake for Piano and Narrator (Ansull [narrator]. German-English texts).
Catalogue Number: 10S052
Description: No sooner do we offer Grand Piano’s first Lourié disc just last month than here comes a budget-priced set of all his solo piano music, from 1908 to 1938 (he wrote no more after that year), presented in chronological order so that we can see the shape-shifting composer go from Scriabnesque radical futurist to neo-classicsim and neo-romanticism af ter his move to Paris in 1924. There’s even a Futurist melodrama from 1917 (16:39 of pure piano and 17:46 of spoken text)! 3 CDs. Moritz Ernst (piano).