On this CD from LAWO Classics, pianist Annabel Guaita has explored the performance tradition that emerged around the composers Schönberg, Webern, and Berg. Underlying this project has been a wish to discover whether something new might be generated in the encounter of Fartein Valen’s music with another performance tradition.

This is the first time that his music has been directly associated with the three most influential composers known collectively as the Second Viennese School. Thus the CD L’Altra Beltà places Valen’s music in an international context and shows how it relates to the music of these distinguished composers.

News: Solo CD:  L´Altra Beltà

Review, Stavanger Aftenblad
Review, Smaalane

(Lawo Classics)

CD´reviews (Norwegian)

Resultatet er blitt en fintmerkende tolkning preget av sterke dynamiske kontraster og -fremfor alt- en helt overdådig, glødende, funklende, klangrikdom ( Peter Larsen, BT)

"Stor sensibilitet og uttrykkskraft" (Stavanger Aftenblad)

"Guaita behersker til fulle det uttrykksmessige spennet denne musikken legger opp til" (Morgenbladet)