Landscapes: D Scarlatti, Schubert, Albeniz, Mompou | Alpha ALPHA546

Landscapes: D Scarlatti, Schubert, Albeniz, Mompou


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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA546

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 13th September 2019



After releasing two recordings – the first devoted to Chopin (ZZT347) and the second to Ravel and Scriabin (ALPHA277) – and winning First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in 2015, which gave his career a powerful momentum, the young American pianist Andrew Tyson has conceived a new tailor-made programme of music by Domenico Scarlatti, Schubert, Mompou and Albéniz. His programme focuses on landscapes, starting out from Federico Mompou’s piece of that name (Paisajes) and taking us on a journey elsewhere in Spain (sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Iberia by Isaac Albéniz), the Austrian countryside (where Franz Schubert composed the Sonata in A major, D664).


Invigoratingly played, this sequence is formed around sonatas by Scarlatti, including one – K20 in E (Capriccio) – in Carl Tausig’s souped-up version. Tyson’s way with the others ... is highly attuned to the modern piano, leaving period concerns behind. The titular landscapes are primarily the three delightful Paisajes by Mompou. ... the Spanish theme is clinched by Book I of Albeniz’s Iberia.
The Sunday Times 15 September 2019

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