Some absolutely fascinating threads, which have sent my CD/Itunes bill rocketing already.
I'm a big fan of neglected composers and performers, which led me some years ago to discovering a British pianist Christine Croshaw www.christinecroshaw.com who has been very favourably reviewed here.
She has a new CD of Faure's piano music out with Meridian Records this week, and I have pre ordered a copy.
Why is Faure often neglected? His piano particularly? Christine Croshaw's forthcoming Faure disc is one of the few available which has the piano only version of the Ballade (which Liszt commented required 11 fingers to perform successfully!) It also includes Percy Grainger's very clever arrangement of Faure's 'Apres en reve', with Croshaw warming up playing this very piece before a concert at Kings Place recently:
Should be a good read and I thought music fans here would enjoy the introduction to her very fine playing, and discography of neglected nuggets by Hummel, Moscheles, Saint-Saens, Dussek, Weber and Czerny (which is a surprisingly chamring disc!)
Samples for your enjoyment on her website:
Looking forward to chatting and swopping great music suggestions. R
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