Lebanese Piano MusicANIS FULEIHAN (1900-1970): Piano Sonata No. 4*, Air and Fugue on White Keys, BOGHOS GELALIAN (1927-2011): Piano Sonata*, HOUTAF KHOURY (b.1967): Piano Sonata No. 4 “Sham”*, WALEED HOWRANI (b.1948): Lebanese Rhapsody. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 07V041
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Three substantial Lebanese piano sonatas: for Fuleihan (1951), the juxtaposition of archaic and modern is both kaleidoscopic and playful, while Gelalian (1964) draws on folkloric and late-Romantic influences in his brand of ‘Orientalism.’ Khoury’s sonata (2016) both questions and reflects unsettling contemporary experience in a work of audacious, pulsing intensity while Howrani’s 1995 Rhapsody is a humorous piece which processes and disguises a dozen popular and folk songs. Tatiana Primak-Khoury (piano).