Piano Icons For The 21st Century is an exceptionally performed collection of contemporary piano works by Pärt, Janácek, Sculthorpe and Mompou, plus the world premiere recording of John Tavener's Ypakoë.
Originally released in 2000 Piano Icons For The 21st Century has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.
Hispano-American pianist Elena Riu is an inspiring artist renowned for the intimacy and lyricism of her playing who is at the forefront of a new generation of British pianists.
'A fascinating compilation... Riu's playing is entrancing.' Classic CD
‘Elena Riu, with her mixture of radicalism and unworldliness is the perfect interpreter of John Tavener.' The Independent
‘All the works are spellbinding in Riu's readings.' American Record Guide
‘...a remarkably enterprising and imaginative young pianist...the Mompou receives a superb performance, relishing every delicate change of colour and texture...' International Piano
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