Circus and Magic
Reinis Zarins – piano
London based pianist Reinis Zarins makes his debut recording for Champs Hill Records with Circus and Magic. Born in Riga in 1985, he is a prize-winner in eleven international piano competitions and performs regularly with leading orchestras in Latvia for broadcast on national radio and TV, has has been recognised with national awards. He has performed at the Lucerne Festival, Bath Musicfest and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Ernest Bloch essentially a romantic composers torn between his natural instincts and modernist trends, produced his character sketches The Four Circus Pieces for private performance but was eventually persuaded to publish them. One is dedicated to the sand and ever comprehending Charlie Chaplin whom Bloch admired. He sent the music to Chaplin, himself a skilful composer, but received no reply.
Included on this album are three pieces by Debussy including his firework display in Feux D’Artifice, a fantastic display of inventive piano-writing and Masques, inspired by the Commedia dell’arte as painted by Watteau.
Three Pieces from Prokofiev’s ballet music for Cinderella follow.
Gyorgy Ligeti’s eighteen Etudes have become modern classics.
This recital disc concludes with Three Pieces from Petrushka by Stravinsky arranged in 1921, form the 1911 original, and dedicated to Arthur Rubinstein.
Champs Hill Records CHRCD048
|Label||Champs Hill Records|
|Release Period||November 2012|