Notes & Reviews:
A recitalist who frequents prestigious performance venues such as Carnegie, Merkin, and Steinway Halls, pianist Svetozar Ivanov proves his programming skill with this new recording of works by Crumb, Scriabin, Berio, and Ustvolskaya. This release take the listener on a journey through the fantasy world of Scriabin, the enigmatic quiet of Berio, the hyper-expressivity of Ustvolskaya, and of course the minimalistic wonder of Crumb. A quote by Borges serves as a program note and suggests that, "we are wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity... ." Truly, the works selected for this release paint that dream-like portrait.