Karelia Suite Opus 11 (3) Jean Sibelius Download 'Karelia Suite Opus 11 (3)' on iTunes
Ignaz Moscheles' complete concert studies is beautifully played in this Hyperion recording by pianist, Piers Lane
Repertoire: Complete Concert Studies
Artists: Piers Lane (piano)
Label: Hyperion CDA 67394
Ignaz Moscheles was one of the supreme pianist-composers of the first half of the 19th century. If you like your virtuoso piano music to glitter iridescently à la Mendelssohn, then this really is the disc for you. Moscheles may not ruffle the emotional feathers, but he has exquisite musical taste and (rare for a salonesque composer) never over-works his materials. The fabulously gifted Piers Lane makes it all sound rather better than it probably is.