Karim Shehata: Prelude | Genuin GEN19653

Karim Shehata: Prelude

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Label: Genuin

Cat No: GEN19653

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th March 2019

Contents

Artists

Karim Shehata (piano)

Works

Arensky, Anton

Preludes (12), op.63
» no.1

Bach, Johann Sebastian

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.10 in E minor, BWV855: Prelude (arr. Alexander Siloti)

Debussy, Claude

Preludes (12), Book 2
» no.7 La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune

Feinberg, Samuil

Preludes (3), op.15
» no.3

Martinu, Bohuslav

Preludes (8), H181
» no.6 Prelude en forme de Largo

Messiaen, Olivier

Preludes (8) for piano
» no.8 Un reflet dans le vent

Prokofiev, Sergei

Pieces for Piano (10), op.12
» no.7 Prelude

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Preludes (13), op.32
» no.12 in G sharp minor

Ravel, Maurice

Le Tombeau de Couperin
» I Prelude

Respighi, Ottorino

Preludi sopra melodie gregoriane (3), P131
» no.2 Tempestoso

Scriabin, Alexander

Preludes (24), op.11
» no.2 in A minor

Taneyev, Sergei

Prelude in F major

Artists

Karim Shehata (piano)

About

This sensuous and poignant release by pianist Karim Shehata, his second album on the GENUIN label, is more than just a prelude: it is a collection whose pieces flow into each other, comment, prelude and postlude so seamlessly that, without the booklet, it is hard to believe that these are exclusively preludes – pieces conceived as preparation for something essential. The list of composers is a Who’s Who ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Olivier Messiaen. The young and yet already mature Karim Shehata plays all this with such ease and depth that one would like to rank him among the greats! Absolutely recommendable.

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