Ludwig van Beethoven – Bagatelle in C Major
Sergei Prokofiev – Visions fugitives, Op. 22
Robert Schumann – Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op. 82
Ludwig van Beethoven – Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
Cordelia Williams’ imaginative programming of Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev earmarks her as a defiantly original performer. Her Beethoven – early and late career – evidences a disciplined, technically flawless artist. Her boldly expressive playing of Schumann’s Waldszenen displays a profound affinity for German Romanticism. Her insights into Prokofiev’s rarely heard Visions Fugitives allow her to elicit a myriad of colors from her Steinway ‘D’ Concert Grand Covers. Altogether a highly recommended first-class recording enhanced by the faultless engineering of Paul Arden-Taylor and the insightful liner notes of Michael Quinn.