12 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lise de la Salle, a pianist with a fine pedigree in Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, explores his influence on composers over many centuries. She’s no slave to period manners, and Bach’s own Italian Concerto is played with a fine sense of fantasy. De la Salle then takes in music by Liszt, Busoni, Poulenc, and a trio of pieces by Thomas Encho, a composer as at home with jazz as in the world of classical music. A clever and beautifully executed album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lise de la Salle, a pianist with a fine pedigree in Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, explores his influence on composers over many centuries. She’s no slave to period manners, and Bach’s own Italian Concerto is played with a fine sense of fantasy. De la Salle then takes in music by Liszt, Busoni, Poulenc, and a trio of pieces by Thomas Encho, a composer as at home with jazz as in the world of classical music. A clever and beautifully executed album.

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About Lise de la Salle

Pianist Lise de la Salle was born to an artistic family and began studying piano when she was four. She showed extraordinary musical gifts and gave her concerto debut when she was 13. Her primary teachers were Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux, Bruno Rigutto, and Pascal Nemirovsky. She has won numerous prestigious competitions, including the European Young Concert Artists Auditions, the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Mortimer Levitt Career Award for Women Artists, the John Browning Memorial Prize, and the Ettlingen International Competition. Although she has a broad repertoire, she has made a specialty of Russian composers, particularly Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Her growing discography includes solo works and concertos by Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.

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