Liza Stepanova, piano

Tones & Colors

Pianist Liza Stepanova, praised by the New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” announces the release of her album Tones & Colors on CAG Records. This collection showcases the cross-pollination between visual and aural media through 13 pieces of music, spanning the centuries between Bach and Ligeti, inspired by paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Watch a video of Liza Stepanova performing Granados’ El Pelele.

TRACKLIST:

A SPANISH ROOM
1. Enrique Granados (1867-1916): El pelele [The Strawman], Escena goyesca, DLR II:5
2. Maurice Ohana (1913-1992): Enterrar y callar [Bury Them And Be Silent] (from Trois caprices)
3. Joaquín Turina (1882-1949): Ante “Las lanzas,” de Velazquez [Before “The Lances”
by Velazquez] (from Contemplación, op. 99)

NATURE AND IMPRESSIONISM
4. Fanny Hensel (1805-1847): September: Am Flusse [September: At the River] (from Das Jahr)
5. Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Motýli v květinách [Butterflies in the Flowers] (from Motýli a rajku)
6. Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Poissons d’or [Goldfish] (from Images, Book II)

CONVERSATIONS ACROSS TIME
7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
9. George Crumb (b. 1929): Adoration of the Magi (from A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D.1979)
10. Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956): Fugue in E-flat minor

WAGNER, INFINITY, AND AN ENCORE
11. Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Overture to “Tannhäuser” by Richard Wagner, a concert paraphrase, S442
12. György Ligeti (1923-2006): Coloana infinitˇa [Infinite Column], Etude No. 14
13. Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938): Watteau-Paysage No. 8 (from Triakontameron)

"a picturesque new album from a classical piano adventurer ... ambitiously vast, meticulously played ... Stepanova smartly programs the album as she would a concert." - New York Music Daily