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Elena Riu - Piano Icons for the 21st Century - Inverness Courier

03 April 2000
Inverness Courier

An American pianist of Spanish descent, Riu features music from the Catalan composer Federico Mompou as well as Janacek, Part, Tavener and the Australian Peter Sculthorpe on this recording which captures the subtlety and lyricism of her playing.
Gently reflective and evocative, these unfamiliar but attractive short pieces are Moonlight Sonatas for the new millenium and make ideal listening for quiet moments with Tavener and Janacek providing the occasional dynamic contrasts.

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