ALEXANDRE TANSMAN: PIANO MUSIC, VOLUME TWO ON TOCCATA CLASSICS
The second in a multi-volume survey of Tansman’s piano music, this album contains world premiere recordings and illustrates his mastery of a wide variety of musical genres. From Neo-Baroque to blues and French style to Polish folk music, Tansman’s personality is on full display here.
ALEXANDRE TANSMAN: PIANO MUSIC, VOLUME ONE ON TOCCATA CLASSICS
Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986) was one of the most prolific composers of the twentieth century. His fundamental style is a Stravinskyan Neo-Classicism, animated by the dance-rhythms of his native Poland and energized by a masterly command of counterpoint. The substantial body of music he produced for his own instrument, the piano, has never been systematically examined in recordings; this first installment presents works he wrote soon after his arrival in Paris in 1919, the city that was to remain his home.