Falling for Franck’s two great piano works

There's an intimate, cosy autumnal ambiance to pianist Sergio Fiorentino's collection of Franck piano works

Composer: Franck
Repertoire: Piano works
Artists: Sergio Fiorentino (piano)
Rating:  4/5 
Genre: Instrumental
Label: APR 5563

The spacious tempos, ravishing tone and hushed intimacy of the playing bring an autumnal atmosphere to Franck’s two great piano works, the Prélude, Choral et Fugue, and the Prélude, Aria et Final. Volume 9 of APR’s valuable series devoted to the art of this great pianist who died in 1998 includes a visionary account of Harold Bauer’s arrangement of the Prélude, Fugue et Variation, originally for organ, and the elegiac and rarely heard Danse lente.