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Solitaires: Ravel - Messiaen - Alain - Dutilleux

Kathryn Stott

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Prélude et fugue, JA 87A  
1
Prélude
Jehan Alain; Kathryn Stott
3:10
2
Fugue
Jehan Alain; Kathryn Stott
1:11
Piano Sonata  
3
I. Allegro con moto
Henri Dutilleux; Kathryn Stott
7:48
4
II. Lied. Assez lent
Henri Dutilleux; Kathryn Stott
6:05
5
III. Choral et variations (I - IV)
Henri Dutilleux; Kathryn Stott
10:52
Le tombeau de Couperin  
6
I. Prélude. Vif
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
3:02
7
II. Fugue. Allegro moderato
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
3:33
8
III. Forlane. Allegretto
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
5:55
9
IV. Rigaudon. Assez vif
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
3:08
10
V. Menuet. Allegro moderato
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
4:51
11
VI. Toccata. Vif
Maurice Ravel; Kathryn Stott
4:14
Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus  
12
XV. Le baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus
Olivier Messiaen; Kathryn Stott
13:28
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:17
"A well planned and magnificently executed recital ... recording is top-notch, too."
- MusicWeb International

This solo recital album from British pianist Kathryn Stott features the music of four 20th century French composers: Ravel, Messiaen, Alain and Dutilleux. Stott has selected solitaires that hold special importance in each composer's oeuvre; for instance the Dutilleux piece is his only piano sonata and was composed for his wife, while the Ravel work honours friends who were killed in the first years of World War I and is his last composition for solo piano.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Records AB Studio Masters

Original format: 24-bit / 96 kHz
Recording: August 2014 at Hallé St Peters, Manchester, England
Producer and sound engineer: Hans Kipfer (Take5 Music Production)
Piano technician: Ulrich Gerhartz
Equipment: BIS’s recording teams use microphones from Neumann and Schoeps, audio electronics from RME, Lake People and DirectOut, MADI optical cabling technology, monitoring equipment from B&W, STAX and Sennheiser, and Sequoia and Pyramix digital audio workstations.
Editing and mixing: Hans Kipfer
Executive producer: Robert Suff
Translations: Andrew Barnett (English); Horst A. Scholz (German) Cover photo: © Nikolaj Lund
Typesetting, lay-out: Andrew Barnett (Compact Design)

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