“Teodorescu-Ciocanea: Piano Music”
Calypso: Fantasy for Piano Solo (2013),
Endeavour Bells: Fantasy for Piano Solo (2008),
Nocturniana: Fantasy for Two Pianos on Chopins Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2,
Piano Concerto No. 2, Lebenskraft, arranged for two pianos (2013),
Sonatina buffa: Homage to Charlie Chaplin for piano duet (1986),
Sonatina for solo piano (1985).
Tamara Smolyar (Piano), Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea (Second Piano).
Piano music forms a large part of the output of the Romanian composer Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea (b. 1959), as you would expect of someone who has been playing the instrument since she was four. This first album of her music reveals a latter-day Impressionist, sensitive to half-light and petal-delicate tonal colour – but she can also generate powerful surges of energy, and her musical portrait of Charlie Chaplin testifies to an impish sense of humour.