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Anna Gourari

Canto Oscuro

€ 19.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0028947646617
  • Catalog number ECM 4764661
  • Release date 28 September 12

About the album

Anna Gourari is a young musician steeped in the venerable Russian piano school, its technical verities and Old World glamour. She has “a very physical, even visceral quality to her music-making that conjures the sound of such golden-age figures as Horowitz and Cortot,” declared Fanfare. With her ECM debut, Gourari offers a set of Canto Oscuro: dark songs. The pianist performs two of the most affecting of J.S. Bach’s chorale preludes – “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ” and “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland” – in arrangements of quiet sublimity by Ferrucio Busoni. Gourari also includes his iconic version of the gripping Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No. 2 for solo violin. From her native Russia, she adds Alexander Siloti’s transcription of Bach’s Prelude in B minor, as well as Sofia Gubaidulina’s early Chaconne, a vessel for ghosts of the Baroque. The album’s centrepiece is Hindemith’s Suite “1922”, a work influenced by both Baroque models and the Jazz Age; yet its “Shimmy”, “Boston” and “Ragtime” movements are given a dissonant, darkly ironic cast, and the Suite’s “Nachtstück” is night music as haunted and haunting, a very much “dark song”.

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although she plays technically perfect and accurate, it is also very earthly, grand and resplendant
Luister