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.
From the heavenly heights of Bach's 5th French Suite to the fiery depths of hell portrayed in Rachmaninoff's 1st Piano Sonata, Steinway Artist Greg Anderson (of the notorious Anderson & Roe Duo) presents an epic performance of two classical masterpieces.
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Released on Deutsche Grammophon in 2010, Liz's debut solo album features a tour de force program of fin de siècle masterworks by Rachmaninov, Smetana, Liszt, and Ravel, culminating in Mussorgsky's towering Pictures at an Exhibition. Debuted in the top 20 of the Korean Classical Charts.
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Filled with music that sings and music that soars, this is Greg's first commercial CD. Includes Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit ("immerse yourself in the devil's world of hedonistic hallucination," as Greg recommends); Liszt's "Norma Thriller" (to quote David Dubal); music by Mozart, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Strauss; and a live performance by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo.
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