JEAN ROGER-DUCASSE (1873-1954): Barcarolles Nos. 1 and 2, Rythmes, Prélude in A Minor, Chant de l’Aube, Sonorités, 6 Préludes, Impromptu, Romance, 4 Études, Petite Suite (arr. Jacques Charlot [1884-1915]).
Catalogue Number: 03S007
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Just a year ago, we offered a three-disc set of Roger-Ducasse’ complete piano music (see 03R045 for a blurb ending with an excerpted Gramophone review saying in part “...a bewildering stimulation for jaded palates ... a tireless elabortion often within a slow tempo (lent, lentment and très lent are frequent instructions) and a preference for subdued, darker regions of the imagination”. For those of you wanting another interpretation or who didn’t want to go for the whole set, here’s an ample 78-minute chunk. Joel Hastings (piano).