[ Morrison Trust New Zealand / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 11 November 2011
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A Russian-themed recital, with music by Robert Schumann, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninov features in this studio recording performed by celebrated New Zealand pianist, Michael Houstoun. The Fantasie in C showcases Schumann's penchant for extra-musical allusions; Prokofiev's third sonata features the element of toccata and full of expression in using the full range of the keyboard. Also featuring on this recording is Scriabin's Sonata No.9, 'Black Mass' and Rachmaninov's Three Etudes-tableaux from Op.39.
Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Durchaus phantastisch und leidenshaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton 14:13
Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Mässig 7:43
Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Langsam getragen 11:07
Prokofiev Sonata No.3, Op.28 8:11
Scriabin Sonata No.9, Op.68 8:44
Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.1 in C Minor (Allegro agitato) 3:23
Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.2 in A Minor (Lento assai) 8:45
Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.9 in D Major (Allegro moderato) 3.50