Catalogue No: M060118814
Shop Product Code: 2352178
Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours
Subtitle: 17 Contemporary Piano Pieces Inspired by R&B
Instrumentation: Piano, CD
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
Buy Together For: £26.98
Despite being aimed at the 'intermediate' market, some of the ideas and styles in this collection would suit the more experienced performer..... these works are a great addition for those seeking a bit more bite in their baroque.
All the pieces feature strongly rhythmic writing within a contemporary sounscape. A number of songs should be popular with students they are fun to play, and easy to listen to.
The dynamic Venezuelan pianist Elena Riu has hit a potential jackpot with this innovative collection of freshly commissioned piano pieces from no less than 17 distinguished composers. Riu has already produced a riveting collection of contemporary piano works inspired by Salsa but whereas that laudable project contained works that could only be tackled by advanced performers, this new anthology is more accessible in that most pieces hover around the Grade 3-6 mark.
With glossy presentation, excellent introductions and a useful CD, there is every chance Riu will succeed in reaching her target audience.
"Elena Riu has an outstanding talent of creativity. Here she has brought together a selection of well known composers like Harvey Brough and Huw Warren, and got them to compose amazing and catchy pieces. A good buy for intermediate players."