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"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."

Robert Matthew-Walker
International Record Review April 2008

 

 

"Sparkle and polish abound throughout ... musical appeal is immediate."

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Bill Newman, Music & Vision.

To hear a sample, click on a track title below. 

1 Causerie (Etude), Op 40, no 6
13 The White Peacock (from Roman Sketches, Op 7)
21 Cordoba (from Suite Andalucia)
28 O Polichinelo (from Prole do Bebê, Bo

Track Listing

1. Causerie (Etude), Op 40, no 6 

César Cui

2. Après Un Rêve

Gabriel Fauré arr. Percy Grainger

3. Jeg Elsker Deg, Op 41, no 3

Edvard Grieg

4. Moment Musical, Op 94, no 3

Franz Schubert arr. Leopold Godowsky

5. Etude in C sharp minor, Op 2, no 1

Alexander Scriabin

6. Mazurka in E minor, Op 3, no 7

Scriabin

7. Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 3, no 6

Scriabin

8. Mazurka in E minor, Op 25, no 3

Scriabin

9. Doll's Lullaby (from Seven Blakemore Poems)*

Ann Driver

10. Sarabande*

Ann Driver

11. The Almond Trees

John Ireland

12. The Lake in the Mountains

Ralph Vaughan Williams

13. The White Peacock (from Roman Sketches, Op 7) 

Charles Griffes

14. Prelude in E flat (from 12 Children's pieces, Op 31)

Rheinhold Glière

* First recording 
Total playing time: 76:56

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15. Aux Champs, Op 34, no 7

Glière

16. Prelude in C minor, Op 16, no 1

Glière

17. Waltz in A flat, Op 40, no 8

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

18. Prelude in B minor, Op 11, no 1

Anatol Liadov

 

19. Prelude in B flat minor, Op 31, no 2

Liadov

 

20. Berceuse, Op 24, no 2

Liadov

 

21. Cordoba (from Suite Andalucia) 

Ernesto Lecuona

22. Masque, Op 63, no 1

Scriabin

23. Etrangeté, Op 63, no 2 

Scriabin

24. Elegie, Op 3, no 1

Serge Rachmaninov

25. Pe loc (No 3 from Romanian Folk Dances)

Béla Bartók

26. Prelude in A flat, Op 34, no 17

Dimitri Shostakovich

27. Träumerei (No 4 from Stimmungsbilder, Op 9)

Richard Strauss

28. O Polichinelo (from Prole do Bebê, Book 1) 

Heitor Villa Lobos

Your Comments


Splendid and unusual repertoire, and lovely playing   

UK

 
Off the beaten track is really attractive - wonderful programme notes, too! 

UK

I returned yesterday to find your splendid CD - very affectionately played, and some really nice repertoire  

UK
 
Absolutely divine   

UK
 
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  

UK
 
I am impressed with the spacious feel to the sound and the sense of immediacy and communication   

UK
 
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.

BELGIUM
 
 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. 

FRANCE
 
I had tears in my eyes as I heard you play.

JORDAN

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).  

SRI LANKA
 
I love your playing - the  passion, the pianistic interpretation, the unique style.

HONG KONG

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.                  

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
 
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.  

USA
 
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.  

USA

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.  

CANADA

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   

SPAIN