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Legendary pianist Alfred Cortot was also a fine arranger. Hear He Yue play some of Cortot's most famous pieces.
The great Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor Alfred Cortot was renowned for his poetic insight into the Romantic period, particularly the piano works of Chopin and Schumann. But Cortot was also a fine arranger, and on this new album we get to enjoy some of his most famous interpretations of classical favourites.
They cover every aspect of technique and expression, from Bach ’s demanding Toccata and Fugue in D minor to Fauré ’s delectable Dolly Suite and the grand scale of Franck ’s Violin Sonata. There are also piano arrangements of Brahms' Wiegenleid, Chopin's Cello Sonata in G minor and Schubert's Heidenroslein.
The soloist on this exhilarating recording is He Yue – a Chinese pianist who’s rapidly becoming one of his country’s most in-demand young musicians.