CD-Presentation: Carlo Grante

Johannes Brahms - The Complete Sonatas and Variations for Solo Piano

One thing I immediately liked about Grante’s playing was that he makes a differentiation in approach to Brahms’ original works and the variations he wrote based on the music of Handel, Paganini, Schumann and a Hungarian song, all of which require an entirely different approach to the rhythm. (Lynn René Bayley, Art Music Lounge)

Carlo Grante is among the most prolific recording pianists today. His recorded repertoire is broad in scope and includes everything from his critically acclaimed series The Complete Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti to works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Busoni, Godowsky, Ravel, and contemporary composers. This release marks Grante's first recording of the music of Johannes Brahms. 

" Clearly a worthwhile set, particularly for those of you who, like me, have some of these pieces in my collection but not all of them. Even ignoring the couple of weak works here, it’s definitely worth pursuing due to Grante’s exceptional pianism. "

(The Art Music Lounge)

Instrument: Bösendorfer Concert Grand 280 VC