RICHARD DANIELPOUR (b.1956): The Enchanted Garden.
Catalogue Number: 04M087
Description: These two books of quasi-programmatic preludes draw their inspiration from dreams, and specific real-life experiences of the composer's, respectively. Tonal, drawing on Impressionism and, here and there, jazz, with distinct echoes of Debussy and Ravel, with an unmistakably American spontaneity and New York sense of humor and vitality, these varied little character pieces vividly evoke the imagery suggested by their titles. Pianistically idiomatic, they amply exploit the instrument's melodic and bravura capabilities in satisfying, instantly approachable music of humor and character. Xiayin Wang (piano).