PABLO CASALS (1876-1973): Collection, Vol. 1 - Complete Piano Works: Allegro in F Sharp Minor, Balada, Pàgina íntima, Petita masurca, 3 preludis orgànics, 4 romances sense paraules, Instantània, 2 cançons de bressol, poema de bressol, Cor de pastors, Alla menuetto, Prélude.
Catalogue Number: 09P043
Label: Columna Musica
Description: No telling how much there will be in this collection but this disc, providing 62 minutes of piano music, is a good start. Roughly half of it was written between 1893 and 1898 and it's striking for its maturity. Yes, these are short pieces, preludes and character pieces but they have a strong profile, with the shadow of Bach in the Romances but with little of the stylistic tyranny of German Romanticism you might expect. The remaining works date from 1935, 1942-43, 1946 and 1955, and are, as often with maturity, leaner and sparer in writing but with a similar attractiveness of melody. Jordi Camell (piano).