Arc I: GRANADOS • JANÁČEK • SCRIABIN

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Released in USA + digital platforms: 18 March 2022
Released in UK: 8 April 2022
Released in Europe: 6 May 2022

Orion Weiss piano
Arc I

Enrique GRANADOS (1867–1916)
1–6 . Goyescas; Op. 11 (1911)

Leoš JANÁČEK (1854–1928)
7–10. In the Mists (1912)

Alexander SCRIABIN (1871–1915)
11. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F major, Op. 68, ‘Black Mass’ (1913)

Recorded at SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, New York, USA, May 2014
Produced by David Frost
Engineered, edited and mastered by Silas Brown
24bit 96kHz high resolution recording, editing and mastering

Press Quotes

Album Of The Week (historyofmusic.eu)

“Weiss used the word “presentiment“ in his notes and it is an excellent one for the mood his playing captures. The great pity is that we now have wait for the next instalment to see where Weiss’ imagination takes us next on the downward curve.”  (MusicWeb International)

“The Scriabin, with its feral threats and spectres, concludes this rich and thought-provoking album. Arc II, now keenly awaited, promises Ravel, Shostakovich and Brahms.” (The Guardian)

Highly recommended(***** Audiophile Audition)

“Weiss’ musical and largely convincing performances explored the more despairing aspect of emotion yet did not leave me feeling worn out. With an offering of this promising caliber, I certainly look forward to the rest of the journey.” (The Classic Review)

“a powerful musical statement…creative, programmatic…Weiss here finds the commonalities of modernism, despair and haunting beauty”
“Weiss’ album is beautifully played, captured with sonic elegance and presents an eerie programmatic message in musical form of what creatively was in the air between 1911 and 1913. The world should listen. Not only for the beauty of this recording, but for the message therein.”  (The WholeNote)

“A solid work throughout.” 
(MidWestRecord.com)

“That he possesses impeccable technique is obvious, as is the commanding authority with which he executes. As important, the impression forms of a musician completely immersed in the piece being played and whose performance is informed by total comprehension of the material.” (textura.org)

Weiss displays a delicate touch that gives a dreamy feel to the music as it begins to unfold. His fingers are able to manipulate the keyboard with a delicacy and grace that can’t help but draw the listener in.” (classicalcandor)

“This is an impressive display from Weiss, and sadly speaks to current anxieties and a sense of despair. Arc II promises to take us to the lowest point of grief and loss, but hopefully Arc II will bring us some hope for the future – much needed at present.” (Nick’s Classical Notes)

“This one is enthusiastically recommended. History, the early vitality of Modernism and a wonderful performative pianism join together for an experience well worth your listening time.” (Classical Music-Modern Music Review)

“The album serves up exceptional stuff… Weiss has an exceptional grasp of what makes this piece compelling… Weiss’s ear for color, too, impresses.” (The Arts Fuse)

“The first in a three part series, Weiss makes the most of every moment, and his stunning skill is certainly appreciated on this very well thought out body of work.” (Take Effect Reviews)

“Historically and culturally this is an important album… A rich and beautiful collection performed by a master of their craft.” (Review Graveyard)