ARC II: RAVEL • BRAHMS • SHOSTAKOVICH

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Released 11 November 2023
Available as a DigiSleeve CD and to download or stream on all digital platforms

ARC II

Maurice RAVEL (1875–1937)
1–6. Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914–1917)

Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897)
7. Variations on Theme by R. Schumann, Op. 9 (1854)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
8–10. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61 (1943)

Johannes BRAHMS
Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 (1896) (arr. F. Busoni)
11. No. 10 in A minor
12. No. 11 in F major

Orion Weiss piano

Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA, June 2018
Produced and edited by David Frost
Engineered by Tim Martyn
Mastered by Silas Brown
24bit 96kHz high resolution recording, editing and mastering

Press Quotes

“a well curated and superbly performed and recorded programme”  (MusicWeb International)

“…imaginative programme-building and intelligent artistry… a fine release, especially for Weiss’s reference-worthy Shostakovich Sonata.” (Gramophone)

“Weiss is a nimble guide to music full of momentum, life and detail.” (**** BBC Music Magazine)

“Weiss performs the Brahms in an articulate, sober performance… That Weiss conveys the sense of groping for resolution in the midst of chaotic emotions does come through, with sincere conviction…” (**** Audiophile Audition)

“This is a powerfully emotive programme, performed with such sensitivity and passion, and I look forward to the final volume that promises times of joy.” (Classical Notes)

“…a pianist whose playing’s characterized by sensitivity, nuance, and insight.” (Textura)

“… his is a first-class rendition of the Ravel… Weiss communicates effectively with clarity and precision… Weiss is well up to the challenge of delivering the emotional impact without taking it over the top.” (Classical Candor Blogspot)

“…listening to this album, I hear something true and real. This is a powerful performance, a difficult task to handle, but Weiss makes these compositions sound natural and necessary. This is an album that demands the listener be present as well.” (Fanfare magazine)

“Weiss’s solid interpretations and assured technique make the recital a pleasure” (American Record Guide)

“This is a powerful performance, a difficult task to handle, but Weiss makes these compositions sound natural and necessary. This is an album that demands the listener be present as well.” (Fanfare Magazine)

“…a well-chosen program, masterfully performed – we can look forward to the third disc in the series.” (The Wholenote)

“Weiss continues his esteemed catalog of music with these lush, warm and passionate pieces. There is more to come in this series, and Arc III promises to be full of excitement and renewal.” (Take Effect)