To honor the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, pianist Robert Cassidy offers a brilliant reading of his Préludes, Livre I. In addition, this beautifully recorded program includes a world premiere recording of David Noon’s Elegy Variations, a work written in memory of one of his colleagues and Mozart’s longest fantasy for piano. Robert Cassidy has performed in solo and collaborative recitals, and with orchestra, throughout the United States and Canada. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University and Ball State University, Dr. Cassidy has appeared in venues such as Merkin and Weill Halls and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He is the pianist for the Almeda Trio and is on the faculty at Cleveland State University.
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Jed Distler - ClassicsToday.com - June 2012
"Cassidy’s interpretations are nuanced and poetic and his voicing is always clear and transparent even when Debussy’s textures get complicated. ...Pianists will find the interpretations instructive and the playing inspiring. Non-pianists will simply enjoy the fourteen tracks as they unfold."