Night Stories – Nocturnes

  • Night Stories - Noctunes
    Jenny Lin, piano

    Release date: May 27, 2014
    Hänssler Classic

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  • “Jenny Lin has a curious, inquisitive streak, reflected in a number of concept albums including the all-Russian ‘Preludes to a Revolution,’ a recent all-Stravinsky release, and ‘Insomnimania,’ devoted to nighttime reveries. She returns to the subject of night with this collection of sensual nocturnes. There are night pieces that speak to both the sensual and more intricate psychological aspects of nocturnal experiences. Debussy’s Clair de lune, a Schumann Phantasiestücke and Liszt’s Liebestraum mingle with brooding numbers by Grieg, Turina and Glinka. Lin is particularly convincing in Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ evocative The Night Winds and A Phoenix Park Nocturne by former Soviet composer Arthur Vincent Lourie (1892-1966).” –WQXR Album of the Week, July 2014

    “She makes such oft-heard pieces as Debussy’s Clair de lune freshly atmospheric, and takes on Arthur Lourie’s lesser-known Phoenix Park Nocturne. She has a dreamy touch with Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1 in B-flat major and finds the dynamism in the American impressionism of Charles Griffes’ The Night Winds.” –B.B., Listen Magazine, Fall 2014