[ Warner Classics / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Beatrice Rana, in the words of the New York Times, is a pianist who "has ferocious technique but is distinguished by her musical intelligence." Here she plays virtuosic, poetic works that evoke the creative ferment of Paris in the transitional early years of the 20th century: piano transcriptions of Stravinsky's iridescent ballet scores The Firebird and Petrushka, and Ravel's Miroirs and La Valse.
'Rana communicates her musical imagery with an ease and economy that belies its power...There's no question that Rana is an immensely resourceful pianist who can pull off dazzling effects when warranted. But it is her sane, thoughtful music-making, inerrant in focus, often strikingly original and always from the heart, that sets her apart.' Gramophone Editor's Choice Dec 2019
Ravel: Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Ravel: La Valse