Artistry of TERESA PEREZ"
FIM SACD M041 TT: 68:28 & 38:58
Teresa Perez is a fine cellist who is heard here in 22 tracks accompanied
variously by the All Star Percussion Ensemble, John Whitney Trio, Tim
Gorman Ensemble and Tim Janis Ensemble. Most music is on the
introspective side, effectively and beautifully presented.
What is unusual is that there are 13 tracks of SACD Stereo, and 9 tracks
in SACD Surround, all recorded over a five-year period, mostly digital but
some analog recordings. I had to set my CD player for the stereo
program; it automatically played the surround version. Interesting, indeed
- and confusing as well.
RAVEL: Sonatine. Le
Tombeau de Couperin. Valses nobles et sentimentales & other
Dejan Lazic, pianist
CHANNELL CLASSIC CCS SA 17502 TT: 63:08
An attractive program of Ravel piano music although strangely it doesn't include
any of the composer's wrist-breaking showpieces, all, perhaps, in keeping
with the title of the disk - Retrospection - but a bit more variety would
be welcome. What is here is sensitively played and recorded with uncommon
presence - in 5 channels a piano larger than life, indeed.