12 Preludes - Solitude - Nocturne
- (VIERNE / RUBACKYTE,MUZA)
- Format: CD
The 12 Preludes for piano of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) reside in the French post-Wagnerian tradition, full of long melodies and crashing, Lisztian octaves as well as glittering, impressionistic sequences. The four-movement Solitude suite builds from a gloomy, organ-prelude like first movement to a 'Hallucinatory vision' and a 'fantastical rondo' finale worthy of Berlioz. The Nocturnes are more conventionally impressionistic, after the style of Debussy. Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte has made several well-received recordings for Brilliant Classics, including Cesar Franck.