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Karim Shehata: Prelude

By Karim Shehata

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By Karim Shehata. By Samuil Feinberg, Serge, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (1861-1906), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936), Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), and Felix Blumenfeld. Classical, Piano. Classical. Listening CD. Genuin #GEN 19653. Published by Genuin (NX.GEN-19653).

Item Number: NX.GEN-19653

This sensuous and poignant release by pianist Karim Shehata, his second album on the GENUIN label, is more than just a prelude: it is a collection whose pieces flow into each other, comment, prelude and postlude so seamlessly that, without the booklet, it is hard to believe that these are exclusively preludes--pieces conceived as preparation for something essential. The list of composers is a ""Who is Who"" ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Olivier Messiaen. The young and yet already mature Karim Shehata plays all this with such ease and depth that one would like to rank him among the greats! Absolutely recommendable.

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