Martin Perry Plays Carter/bartok, Rozsa

Album cover art for upc 090404938825
Catalog: BCD9388
Format: CD

Martin Perry, piano

Composed by: BARTOK/CARTER

This disc marks pianist Martin Perry's first recording for Bridge. Perry is much admired as an interpreter of modernist piano repertoire, and has appeared with orchestras from the Boston Pops to the Moscow Philharmonic. Annotator Malcolm MacDonald writes that the three major works on this disc demand extreme virtuosity from the performer, “but the solidity and originality of their musical substance demands understanding, subtlety and the ability to discern lyricism and poetry in sometimes daunting and dissonant contexts.” Bartók's rhapsodic op. 20, composed during 1920, might be counted his most esoteric treatment of his research in Hungarian folk music. Rózsa's Sonata is in three movements, and was composed in 1948. It is the composer's most substantial keyboard composition. Elliott Carter's Piano Sonata is generally acknowledged to be his first wholly successful large scale work, composed in two broad and complex movements.

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