REINHOLD GLIERE (1875-1956): 25 Préludes, Op. 30, 12 Esquisses, Op. 47, 3 Mazurkas, Op. 29.
Catalogue Number: 05L079
Label: Divine Art
Description: This appears to be the only CD of Gliere's piano music available. The Préludes date from 1907 and last just over 48 minutes. Strongly delineated, with memorable melodies, ranging from the virtuosic to the intense to the intimate, it is as red-bloodedly Romantic as what Rachmaninov was writing around the same time and also shows what an accomplished pianist Gliere must have been. The 1906 Mazurkas are miniatures, as are the probably pedagogical Esquisses of 1909. Anthony Goldstone (piano).