ROBERT CASADESUS (1899-1972): Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 44, Toccata, Op. 40, HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916-2013): Piano Sonata, Blackbird, Au Gré des Ondes.
Catalogue Number: 09S049
Label: Navona Records
Description: Casadesus' three-movement, 15-minute sonata dates from 1948 and is very much in the French neo-classical style of Poulenc with a slow movement of chorale-style counterpoint sandwiched between two incisive and rhythmically active fast movements. His Toccata (1946) became known in the 80s when it was a required piece for competitors at the Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland. Cicilia Yudha (piano).