HENRI HERZ (1803-1888): Deuxième thème original avec introduction et variations, Op. 81, Variations on "Non più mesta" from Rossini's "La Cenerentola", Op. 60, 3 Nocturnes caractéristiques, Op. 45, 2 Ballades, Op. 117, Le mouvement perpetuel, Op. 91/3, Fantaisie dramatique, Op. 89, Fantaisie et variations sur des Airs nationaux américains variés, Op. 158.
Catalogue Number: 01J039
Description: Scorned for his superficial brilliance and empty hyper-virtuosity first by Schumann and then by every musical dictionary editor since, Herz continues a comeback via Hyperion (who have already recorded six of his piano concertos) with this, the first ever recording devoted solely to his music. The Parisian salon glitters again here, 175 years after Herz' heyday, to the delight of all piano collectors! Philip Martin (piano).