No. 1. Nuagè, suave
From LOURIÉ, A.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (2016)
Released by Grand Piano
Lourié: Masques – No. 1. Nuagè, suave
This first volume devoted to Arthur Vincent Lourié’s piano music traces his journey from the Debussian Impressionism of his youthful Cinq Préludes fragiles, Op. 1 through absorption of Scriabin’s chromaticism in the eerie Masques (Tentations) of 1913 to the near- Cubism of Formes en l’air. Although Lourié was lauded—or derided—as a pioneering Futurist, his post-Revolutionary writing in France embraced a nostalgic Neo-Classicism represented by the Petite Suite en Fa.