Format: CD
Rel. Date: 01/08/2021
UPC: 5060113445810

Piano Music
Artist: Jonathan Powell
Format: CD
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Grigory Krein (1879-1955), a member of an astonishing dynasty of Russian-Jewish musician-composers, was recognized by his contemporaries as one of the major composers of his day. His piano music charts a stylistic evolution from the early influence of Grieg, Reger (with whom he studied) and Debussy towards a more complex and chromatic language with harmonies that synthesize the sound-worlds of Skryabin and Szymanowski; there's also an echo of the rhapsodic Celtic wildness of Bax. Indeed, all of these pieces are informed by a remarkable sense of energy - latent in some and given it's head in others.