the soloist

the soloist

pinturas apasionadas by pianist Davilmar

2d ago
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Lessons instead were left to Isidor Philipp and Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and if we remember Soulima now it is for the duo performance with his father in the two-piano concerto, or as the soloist in the Capriccio and Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble conducted by the elder Stravinsky. While Soulima was also a critic and educator, the sweet and small evocation of Three Fairy Tales may come as a surprise. Filled with the puckish wit his father often expressed, it ranges from complex coloristic touches (the rapid minor seconds in “Cinderella's Flight") to exquisite folk song-like tunes in "Jack and the Beanstalk." The choice of inserting a narrator to establish each picture in the listener's mind before we hear the music takes us quite consciously away from the concert hall and back to the time we all sat and listened to a good story with wide eyes and open heart.