MIKLÓS RÓZSA (1907-1995): Piano Sonata, Op. 20, ELLIOTT CARTER (b.1908): Piano Sonata, EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908): Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Minor "Keltic".
Catalogue Number: 04K091
Label: Divine Art
Description: First new recording since 1999 of Rósza's piano sonata of 1948. Demanding virtuoso technique, this is Rózsa's least "popular" work and its astringent harmonies and percussive, dissonant piano style mark the closest he ever came to his countryman Bartók's language. Not nearly as obscure is a pivotal work in the evolution of Carter's compositional voice - the splendidly bold, largely tonal sonata of 1946. Peter Seivewright (piano).