Robert Cassidy Plays Debussy, Mozart & Noon

Audio Samples

>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475
>Noon, David : Elegy Variations, for piano, Op. 97

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Preludes, Book 1
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475
>Noon, David : Elegy Variations, for piano, Op. 97
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

To honor the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, pianist Robert Cassidy offers a brilliant reading of his Préludes, Livre I. In addition, this beautifully recorded program includes a world premiere recording of David Noon's Elegy Variations, a work written in memory of one of his colleagues and Mozart's longest fantasy for piano. Robert Cassidy has performed in solo and collaborative recitals, and with orchestra, throughout the United States and Canada. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University and Ball State University, Dr. Cassidy has appeared in venues such as Merkin and Weill Halls and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He is the pianist for the Almeda Trio and is on the faculty at Cleveland State University.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
The Debussy Preludes have many nice moments, but given the world-class competition, these would not be my first choice. They are on the slow and thoughtful side, which does not work well with ones like Ce qu'a vu le Vent d'Ouest or La Danse de Puck. The Mozart was published with and is usually performed with Sonata 14, making the combination the largest and most difficult work in Mozart's solo piano music. The Fantasia stands well on its own, and its many key changes and demanding piano writing are effective here.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, Clevela (07/18/2011-07/20/2011).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Préludes, Book 1
  • Performer: Robert Cassidy (Piano)
  • Notes: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1910

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475
  • Performer: Robert Cassidy (Piano)
  • Notes: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1785

>Noon, David : Elegy Variations, for piano, Op. 97
  • Performer: Robert Cassidy (Piano)
  • Notes: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (07/18/2011-07/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary