SÁNDOR VERESS (1907-1992): Piano Sonata, Sonatine, 20 Klavierstücke, 5 Klaverstücke, 2 Sonatinas für Kinder, Sonatine für Junge Pianisten, 15 kleine Klavierstücke, Homage to Wales.
Catalogue Number: 05I074
Label: Musiques Suisses
Reference: MGB CD 6252
Description: With the exception of another pedagogical suite, this 72-minute release contains all of the Hungarian-Swiss composer's solo piano works and all but the Sonatine are first recordings. All but the Homage were written between 1929 and 1938, the earliest being the very Bartókian sonata (which Bartók himself, Veress' teacher, was fascinated by). All are also deeply indebted to Hungarian folk dances and melodies (many of which make up the two sets of Klavierstücke) and carry the composer's further interests in piano tone color and, of course, pedagogy. Jakub Tchorzewski (piano).