Hyperion Records

Vision 'Étude', Op 8
composer
Allegro fantastico

Recordings
'Catoire: Piano Music' (CDH55425)
Catoire: Piano Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Pre-order CD by post £5.50 CDH55425  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release  
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Track 8 on CDH55425 [3'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release

Vision 'Étude', Op 8
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In this breathtakingly brilliant piece, which demands great virtuosity, we can clearly hear Catoire taking his place among the leading composers of his day for the piano—combining elements of Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Debussy. The reference to these other masters should not imply infuences from them, rather to place this gossamer-like short piece within its artistic milieu. Marked ‘Allegro fantastico’, the dynamic rarely rises to forte and only once to fortissimo.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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