Today Yu Kosuge releases the second in her Four Elements CD cycle, ‘Fire’ on Orchid Classics.
“Yu Kosuge, praised for her immaculate technique and penetrating artistry, explores creative responses to fire in the second volume of her Four Elements project. The Berlin-based Japanese pianist’s latest Orchid Classics album moves from pieces filled with nostalgic warmth to others animated by hell’s tormenting flames.
Four Elements: Fire is built around compositions written during the First World War, each hallmarked by harmonic daring and searing emotions. Its track-list includes a selection of Max Reger’s sublime Träume am Kamin, fireside dreams preserved in the form of musical miniatures; Vers la flamme, among Alexander Scriabin’s final compositions and one his most intense; Debussy’s breathtaking Feux dartifice, a pyrotechnic tour de force; and the Ritual Fire Dance from Manuel de Falla’s ballet El amor brujo.”
You can purchase the CD and stream it HERE.