CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN (1813-1888): 9 Préludes, Op. 66 (arr. José Vianna da Motta [1868-1948]) (1898 Erard), GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Overture to Le Prophète (arr. Alkan) (1847 Erard), IGNAZ MOSCHELES (1794-1870): Hommage à Weber, Op. 102 (1839 Erard).
Catalogue Number: 06S034
Reference: TTK 0005
Description: Between the overture and the potpurri of themes from Euryanthe and Oberon comes a unique 1906 creation by Vianna da Motta: nine pedal piano preludes (there are eleven and Toccata Classics had an organ recording of them back in 2005) reordered into a sequence depicting the suffering and struggle of a human soul which finally achieves trancendance. It’s like creating a novel out of separate short stories! Again - unique! Stephanie McCallum, Erin Hillyard (piano four hands).