Eric Himy

Steingraeber & Söhne

In a salute to the 250th Anniversary of Mozart, pianist Eric Himy has put together a refreshingly original selection of Mozart and Mozartiana. The CD includes a Salieri manuscript, a delightful Mozart Sonata with a rare special cadenza added in the third movement, a Premiere of an Hommage à Mozart by noted Spanish composer Elisenda Fábregas, another Premiere of Variations by French composer Yves Ramette (studied in the same class as Pierre Boulez with Swiss composer Arthur Honegger at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris) which become a simple and tender affectionate homage to possibly the most famous Mozart Sonata for piano, also a rarely heard Wilhem Kempff transcription of Mozart's charming Pastorale Variée and finally the exhilarating Mozart/ Liszt Don Giovanni paraphrase.

Every phrase is Mozart, yet every note confirms Liszt's originality! All was recorded on the exclusive Steingraeber & Söhne piano, Bavaria's most important piano manufacturer out of Bayreuth since 1852. An instrument used by Wagner and Liszt.