Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Larry Bell, Jonathan Bass|
Larry Bell: Reminiscences and Reflections (12 Preludes and Fugues)
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James Schmidt | 08/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've known with this music for several years now, hearing bits of it in recitals and finaly picking up the CD shortly after its release. I keep returning to it and being amazed by it. It's accessible enough to win listeners over at a first hearing, but subtle enough to sustain frequent returns (I finally moved it over onto the "essential" play list on my iPod because I didn't want to be without it). The conception behind the piece recalls Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, but -- as the composer explains -- much of the execution is indebted to Schumann. The total effect, though, is completely unique. Those who know some of Bell's other composition (and there's an awfully lot worth getting know, beginning with the wonderful "Mahler in Blue Light") will find familiar moments in unfamiliar contexts. Those who don't know Bell's work will come away wanting to know more of it. This is glorious music performed by a frighteningly gifted pianist (I've seen him in concert -- he's a force to be reckoned with)."