REVIEW: Dance Fantasies by Catherine Gordeladze

Concentrating on dance music from the Baroque to the 20th century, the pianist takes listeners on a journey that is filled with variety and beautiful music. 

catherine Gordeladze

Featuring music composed by the likes of Godowsky, Bizet and Chopin, Dance Fantasies is an album that perfectly suits the pianist’s playing style by being gentle in tone, yet energetic at the same time.

While some performances seem slightly understated and almost too quiet to make much of an impact, the majority of the album is playful and enjoyable to listen to. Gordeladze is a performer who gives her all and her passion is evident through every note that she plays, making those sit up and pay attention.

Every piece ebbs and flows from one piece to the next with ease, fitting together perfectly to create a fully rounded album that is thoughtful, respectful and playful.

At occasional moments the album feels slightly restrained and too precise, to the point it seems overly cautious. But when Gordeladze lets her fingers fly over the keys and lets loose slightly it adds a completely different vibe to the album that makes it a joy to listen to.

For those who have listened to the pianists previous albums there is certainly much to admire and appreciate, with every piece clearly been selected for particular effect in showcasing the talents of Gordeladze and it works perfectly.

Dance Fantasies by Catherine Gordeladze is released in the UK on the 5th May. 

Rating: ❤❤❤❤

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