Sure to Please
John McCabe plays
Edvard Grieg -
by RON BIERMAN
'McCabe gets to the heart of these relatively unfamiliar pieces ...'
The late John McCabe was at first best known for taking on difficult modern music, but his wide interests always included more traditional fare such as the keyboard works of Haydn and Grieg. In album notes for this release, and in a recent Gramophone article, his widow, Monica McCabe, describes the pianist's lengthy search for the seemingly unavailable score for Grieg's Peasant Dances. After accidently finding a copy in a used-book shop, in 1978 he recorded them, along with Moods, Grieg's final work for solo piano.
Somm's re-release relies on a battered master tape from the original RCA recording session...
Copyright © 19 May 2016
San Diego, USA