The piano music of Maurice Ravel has a powerful acolyte in Hinrich Alpers.
Sean Chen – La Valse = SCRIABIN: Valse in A-flat Major; Piano Sonata No. 4; Piano Sonata No. 5; RAVEL: Menuet antique; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Menuet sur le non d’Haydn; Prelude (1913); La Valse – Sean Chen, piano – Steinway & Sons
Sean Chen combines two musical iconoclasts in one audaciously imaginative program, poetic and rebellious at once.
BACH: The Orchestral Suites: No. 1 in C Major; No. 2 in B Minor; No. 3 in D Major; No. 4 in D Major – La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken – Accent
The Bach Orchestral Suites are hereby rendered with hearty, “authentic” affection, though not every taste will endorse the performances without qualifications.
BACH: The French Suites; Allemande and Menuet fr. Suite in E-flat; Menuet and Sarabande from Suite in a – Colin Tilney, clavichord – Music & Arts
A marvelous representation of these pieces that succeeds on every level.