"Off the Beaten Track - Piano Rarities"
"A well planned and executed CD from Regent, played by the gifted pianist Robin Zebaida. This fascinating programme is strongly recommended."
International Record Review April 2008
"Sparkle and polish abound throughout ... musical appeal is immediate."
Bill Newman, Music & Vision.
To hear a sample, click on a track title below.
1. Causerie (Etude), Op 40, no 6
2. Après Un Rêve
Gabriel Fauré arr. Percy Grainger
3. Jeg Elsker Deg, Op 41, no 3
4. Moment Musical, Op 94, no 3
Franz Schubert arr. Leopold Godowsky
5. Etude in C sharp minor, Op 2, no 1
6. Mazurka in E minor, Op 3, no 7
7. Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 3, no 6
8. Mazurka in E minor, Op 25, no 3
9. Doll's Lullaby (from Seven Blakemore Poems)*
11. The Almond Trees
12. The Lake in the Mountains
Ralph Vaughan Williams
13. The White Peacock (from Roman Sketches, Op 7)
14. Prelude in E flat (from 12 Children's pieces, Op 31)
* First recording
Total playing time: 76:56
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15. Aux Champs, Op 34, no 7
16. Prelude in C minor, Op 16, no 1
17. Waltz in A flat, Op 40, no 8
18. Prelude in B minor, Op 11, no 1
19. Prelude in B flat minor, Op 31, no 2
20. Berceuse, Op 24, no 2
21. Cordoba (from Suite Andalucia)
22. Masque, Op 63, no 1
23. Etrangeté, Op 63, no 2
24. Elegie, Op 3, no 1
25. Pe loc (No 3 from Romanian Folk Dances)
26. Prelude in A flat, Op 34, no 17
27. Träumerei (No 4 from Stimmungsbilder, Op 9)
28. O Polichinelo (from Prole do Bebê, Book 1)
Heitor Villa Lobos
Splendid and unusual repertoire, and lovely playing
Off the beaten track is really attractive - wonderful programme notes, too!
I returned yesterday to find your splendid CD - very affectionately played, and some really nice repertoire
Thanks so much for the cd which is sublime. Lots I hadn't heard before which is always a good thing - I especially like the Cesar Cui
I am impressed with the spacious feel to the sound and the sense of immediacy and communication
Your playing has been a delight. Your way of timing a phrase is so natural, especially in the song transcriptions SCOTLAND, UK
Your elegant music is filling the house - am inspired. A wonderful introduction for a novice listener
JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS
It is an OUTSTANDINGLY beautiful CD -- I really, really love it.
I have listened to this fascinating collection a few times over the last week and wanted to say how enjoyable it was to hear these seldom performed pieces...The programme notes have just the right mix of 'gossip' and information.
I had tears in my eyes as I heard you play.
It shouldn’t have been called ‘Off the beaten track” – this is MUSIC! It gets under your skin, from the first note
(except for the later Scriabin which is scary).
I love your playing - the passion, the pianistic interpretation, the unique style.
I find it so soothing and it evokes all sorts of emotions.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Lovely playing and nice compilations of all those great romantic gems. Makes me quite nostalgic… The Cui makes a beautiful intro to this CD !
JO'BURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Congratulations! The playing was exquisite and the choice of repertoire was really wonderful. I particularly love your beautiful piano tone.
The recording is wonderful and does total justice to your exquisite sound.
NEW JERSEY, USA
I listened to your CD over and over while driving from Washington to New York. The sound is beautiful and the performance is outstanding.
It is thoroughly beautiful. I would like to commend you first of all on the CHOICE of the pieces and the order you chose......these are real gems that mostly no one knows. Great cover and programme notes.
NEW YORK, USA
A colleague of mine is an accomplished organist and a Director of Music and I gave him your new CD to listen to as he was driving to see his mother who lives 8 hours away. When he got back to Charlotte, Les told me he loved the CD and almost had several wrecks as he'd listen to a track and then search for the CD case to see who composed the piece.
The CD felt like you were sharing a piece of your soul...
SOUTH CAROLINA, USA
Had to write and tell you how beautiful your cd is... just gorgeous.
First of all to tell you that I have listened with great care to your CD! It is BRILLIANT!! Congratulations! The thing I like more about it, is that it is a natural performance, natural sound, with no gimmicks