Carreño: Souvenirs de mon pays, Op. 10
From Carreño: Rêverie – Selected Music for Piano (2013)
Released by Naxos / Grand Piano
The Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreño was one of the most virtuosic artists of her age. A child prodigy, she won the admiration of Gottschalk and Anton Rubinstein, and gave sold-out concerts throughout America, Europe and Australasia. This selection of piano compositions, the earliest of which was written at the age of nine, reveals exacting technical demands allied to an impressively expressive arsenal, exemplified by the Rêverie-Impromptu and the little-known Caprice-Études. Elements of bel canto infusePlaintes au bord d’unetombe whilst Mendelssohnian warmth can be savoured in the Elégie.