BENJAMIN LEES (b.1924): Toccata, 6 Ornamental Etudes, 3 Preludes, Sonata Breve, Odyssey.
Catalogue Number: 07K088
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0069
Description: Spanning the years 1947-2005, the works recorded here are unified by a wiry and muscular athleticism with distant roots in Prokofiev and Bartók, a quasi-impressionist sense of piano sonority and an intense and passionate, often exhilarating forward drive. Collectors who have the several recordings of his orchestral music will know what to expect; enthusiasts of tonal 20th century piano music will find much to admire here. Mirian Conti (piano).