Canto Oscuro

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Canto Oscuro 59:12 $20.98
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1 Choralvorspiel "Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 639 3:39 $2.49 Buy
2 Chaconne 11:45 44.1/24 Album only
3 "1922" - Suite fur Klavier: Marsch (5 Hutchinsons 5, Luft-Akt) 1:46 $2.49 Buy
4 "1922" - Suite fur Klavier: Shimmy 3:42 $2.49 Buy
5 "1922" - Suite fur Klavier: Nachtstuck 5:17 44.1/24 Album only
6 "1922" - Suite fur Klavier: Boston 5:15 44.1/24 Album only
7 "1922" - Suite fur Klavier: Ragtime 2:17 $2.49 Buy
8 Choralvorspiel "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659 5:31 44.1/24 Album only
9 Chaconne (aus der Partita fur Violine solo in d-moll, BWV 1004) 16:20 44.1/24 Album only
10 Prelude in b minor 3:40 $2.49 Buy

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Anna Gourari is one of music’s rising pianists; her stunning technique has been compared to greats including Horowitz and Cortot. With Canto Oscuro, Gourari makes her ECM debut. The pianist performs two of the most affecting of J.S. Bach’s chorale preludes – “Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ” and “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland” – in arrangements of quiet sublimity by Ferruccio Busoni. Gourari also includes his iconic version of the gripping “Chaconne” from Bach’s Partita No. 2 for solo violin. From her native Russia, she adds Alexander Siloti’s Bach- transcription “Prélude in B minor”, as well as Sofia Gubaidulina’s early “Chaconne”, a vessel for ghosts of the Baroque. The album’s centerpiece is Hindemith’s Suite “1922”, a work influenced by both Baroque models and the Jazz Age; yet its “Shimmy”, “Boston” and “Ragtime” movements are given a dissonant, darkly ironic cast, and the Suite’s “Nachtstück” is night music as haunted and haunting, a very much “dark song.”