Charpentier / Caruso

Charpentier / Caruso: 72 Etudes Karnatiques

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Title: 72 Etudes Karnatiques
Label: Centaur

Jacques Charpentier is a French composer (b. 1933) who embraced a musical-philosophical aesthetic derived from his mentor Olivier Messiaen: magical, visionary, jubilant, "Eastern," cosmic. His 72 Etudes Karnatiques is a manifestation of deep commitment and conviction; he worked on this enormous, three-hour cycle of passionate piano studies based on ancient Hindu scalar modes for nearly three decades (1957 to 1984). Performing this monumental cycle is Italian pianist Giusy Caruso. Caruso graduated with honors in piano in 1998 from the Italian Conservatory in Rome and was brought into the spotlight upon winning the Mondo Musica International Award that same year. Her inclination toward the contemporary repertoire was confirmed in 2009 when Ms. Caruso won the prestigious International Ibla Grand Prize "Special Mention" for the best performance of contemporary music with the Hult Preludes by Messiaen. She is concerned with spreading contemporary piano repertoire while transferring growing enthusiasm to the audience in her recitals, lecture-concerts, workshops, seminars, and piano masterclasses.

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