Recorded live in London, 2012.
Highlights include Piazzolla's Adiós Nonino for piano solo written and published in 1960s in Paris with an original title "Tango Fantasy" that bespeaks the improvisatory and virtuosic nature of this rendition. Also included is the one and only surviving piano work by Eduardo Dutra as well as the hauntingly beautiful Preludes of Cláudio Santoro that are rarely heard in concerts or recordings. Liner notes in English.
Ernest So has a concert career that started in the United States and now spans across Europe and Asia. Formerly a student of Jacob Lateiner at the Juilliard School in New York, he now commands a wide and varied repertoire that has caught the attention of audiences worldwide. Recent performances include Latin-American piano works featured in this album, as well as works by Sergei Bortkiewicz, Murad Kazhlayev, Federico Mompou, Ricardo Viñes, Guy Ropartz, Jean Cras, and many others. His passion in reviving rarely performed works has brought new interests among audiences and has added new depths in concert programming.
More about Ernest So: http://ernestso.com and http://www.facebook.com/inscrutablepianist.