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Patrick Moraz


Crossover Prog

4.57 | 19 ratings

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The Mentalist
5 stars There's not really a lot I can say about this cd except it's sublime. As that's not really much of a review, I'll try and elaborate.

The Cd is called ESP: Etudes; Sonatas; Preludes. and consists entirely of solo piano pieces. Some of them are Romantic in style. Others, such as the three movement Sonata in C, are deliberately written in the style of Mozart, but with subtle little twists and turns of phrase entirely characteristic of Moraz.

Although some of the pieces, especially the Etudes, sound fiendishly difficult to play, their musicality is never in doubt. Moraz is one of THE GREAT piano virtuoso's of our time, but unlike most Classical virtuosos, he also happens to be an exceptional improviser and composer. There is, to my knowledge, no improv on this cd; all the music is thoroughly composed. However, the beauty of Moraz's playing makes it seem as though he's playing this stuff right off the top of his head.

I can't emphasis enough just how transcendent Moraz's playing has become over the years. This CD captures a uniquely gifted musician at the peak of his powers and in full flight. Awesome!

You have been reading the ramblings of ThE mEnTaLiSt.

The Mentalist | 5/5 |


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