Henry Wong Doe
BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST nominee 2018
Pianist Henry Wong Doe follows his widely acclaimed Landscape Preludes (2014) with a vibrant account of the Mussorgsky classic, Pictures at an Exhibition, brilliantly paired with new works from New Zealand composer, Eve de Castro-Robinson.
Showing the courage of his convictions, Henry tackles Mussorgsky's difficult work for solo piano in grand style. Rich and resonate, full of verve and passion, the set is beautifully balanced by Eve's suite of miniatures, an inspired choice that makes this recording one of Rattle's 'must-have' new releases.
“Recording Pictures at an Exhibition has been one of my long-cherished ambitions, but to have the opportunity of performing and recording new works composed especially for the project by one of my favourite composers is a dream come true. To produce the project in New Zealand with such great people, and to release it on Rattle is fantastic. I couldn’t be happier.” — Henry Wong Doe
Produced by Kenneth Young
Engineered by Steve Garden with assistance from John Kim
Designed by UnkleFranc
Printed by Studio Q
Grateful thanks to Creative New Zealand and the Wallace Foundation for their support of this project
Released: 09 August 2017