Posts tagged as "ellen-ballon"

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 · Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

June 16, 2017

The Eloquence label has restored to modern circulation many recordings of the Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet but few of them have been as overlooked as this pair of concertos which are now released internationally for the first time on CD, in new digital remasterings. French music found Ansermet in his element and he was a […]

Albinez: Iberia (excerpts); Navarra; Villa-Lobos: Piano Concerto No. 1

April 20, 2016

Composing and story-telling are not unrelated but Albéniz was as adept as any Scheherazade at both! For many, his masterpiece was ‘Iberia’, a set of piano pieces composed near the end of his life. It contains twelve ‘impressions’ (the composer’s word) of Spain and is organised into four books of three pieces each. Although they […]