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Cuban Piano Music / Alexandre Moutouzkine

Release Date: 01/20/2017
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30064
Composer:  Tomás Buelta y Flores ,  Ernán López-Nussa ,  César Perez Sentenat ,  Enrique Guerrero  ...  Performer:  Alexandre Moutouzkine

Russian pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine astounds with a virtuosic program of technically demanding and effusively vibrant Cuban music spanning the past two centuries.

Album Credits:
Recorded January 15 and June 14, 2016 at Steinway Hall, New York City
Producer: Jon Feidner
Engineer: Lauren Sturm
Mixing and Mastering: Daniel Shores
Editing: Robert Hillinck

Executive Producers: Eric Feidner, Jon Feidner
Design: Cover to Cover Design, Anilda Carrasquillo
Piano Technicians: Glen Bingham, Lauren Sturm
Piano: Steinway Model D #597590 (New York)

"The Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine has produced an
Read more album of fascinating music by composers who, except perhaps for Léo Brouwer, are almost unknown outside of Cuba...The pieces are all short, and they're in various styles, but without exception they combine elements of vernacular and concert music. A real winner, of interest far beyond the circle of Latin American classical music fans."

-- James Manheim, AllMusic Guide

"Whether tackling classical repertoire or not, this Russian pianist takes a dive into the deep end of Cuban classical piano works by composers generally residing off the beaten path. ...this set is a real, unexpected treat that tickles the ears with jus the right touch."

-- MidWest Record

"Here we have yet another fascinating recital of lively and diverse piano music from South America... I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all this unfamiliar music in Moutouzkine’s expert readings. His disc is highly recommended.”

-- Fanfare

"The young Russian competition winner and former Astral Artist Moutouzkine showcases a surprising variety of rhythms and complex harmonies in these 18 short works by mainly 20th and 21st century Cuban composers. An enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable recording."

-- WRTI 90.1
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