Eric Himy

Eric Himy Plays Ravel

"In this first recording for Ivory Classics, Juilliard trained pianist, Eric Himy, performs an all solo Ravel recital. A medal winner in many piano competitions, Mr. Himy has performed critically acclaimed recitals and with Symphony Orchestras throughout five continents. He has been hailed as, "one of the finest pianistic talents of our time." Many critics around the globe have praised his interpretations of such Spanish and French masters as Albeniz, Falla, Debussy and Poulenc. He is particularly well-known for his elegant and dramatic interpretations of the French composer, Maurice Ravel, having performed numerous all Ravel concerts throughout France and at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. The Washington post has said, "Himy has an awesome technique and musicianship." The performance of Scarbo on this disc is virtually demonic. Not to be missed."

Performance Sound

CD Miroirs (1904-05) - 26:45
1. Noctuelles4:55
2. Oiseaux Tristes3:30
3. Une Barque sur l'Ocean6:28
4. Alborada del gracioso6:12
5. La Vallée des Cloches5:40
Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) - 22:44
6. Ondine7:00
7. Le Gibet 6:30
8. Scarbo 9:14
Four Dances
9. Piece en forme d'Habanera (1907)2:59
10. Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (1899)6:30
11. Minuet sur le nom d'Haydn (1909)2:05
12. La Valse (arr.Himy) (1919-20)11:53
Total Disc Time73:50

Recorded at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York, May7 to 9, 2002
Producer: Michael Rolland Davis
Recording Engineer: Ed Thompson
Piano Technician: Gary Shipe
Liner Notes: Eric Himy
English translation of Gaspard de La Nuit poem: David Korevaar
Cover and under CD Photos: Helmuth Humphrey
Design: Samskara, Inc.

Generous assistance came from the Ivory Classics Foundation.
Special thanks to Pastor Charles Bang of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY.