Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe makes her Decca Classics recording debut with an album featuring two of the 20th century’s greatest composers: Britten and Barber. The critically-acclaimed pianist’s album couples both composers' piano concertos with solo nocturnes. This recording marks the first time Decca has recorded the Barber concerto, and the first time Decca returns to the Britten since the landmark 1970 recording with Sviatoslav Richter under the composer’s direction. Performed with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Emil Tabakov.

What makes this disc an exceptional delight is the manner in which her written eloquence is unaffectedly manifested in her playing of the Concerti. It is also a superlative recorded—and superlatively-recorded—introduction to the solo work of a young lady who seems to possess every quality needed to become one of the Twenty-First Century’s most imaginative pianists.
— Voix des Arts


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