Chabrier - Piano Works | Unicorn Kanchana DKPCD9158

Chabrier - Piano Works


Label: Unicorn Kanchana

Cat No: DKPCD9158

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 27th May 2016



Rarely performed in the concert hall, Chabrier’s solo piano oeuvre is unjustly neglected. Kathryn Stott gives first class performances.

"This is fun: the music is full of pleasing character, exuberance and memorable melodies, with Chabrier’s fondness for Spanish flavours much in evidence… Kathryn Stott’s playing has delightful inner élan and bounciness – she sounds as if she’s enjoying every minute." - Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

"Recorded in 1994, Kathryn Stott’s selection of Emmanuel Chabrier’s keyboard pieces first appeared on the now hibernating Unicorn Kanchana label. Its reappearance… offers highly idiomatic accounts of a corner of the 19th-century piano repertory that is rarely explored in any depth. The major work here is the set of ten Pièces Pittoresques, every one of which would make an ingratiating encore, but there are also six independent pieces and the Trois Valses Romantiques, in Alfred Cortot's arrangement for two pianos… she certainly uncovers the wit and charm of these pieces, and demonstrates why Chabrier’s music was so admired by later French composers such as Ravel and especially Poulenc."
- Andrew Clements, Guardian 23 May 2003

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