Bestiary on Ivory
Pianist Hsiang Tu presents a delightful collection of works from the animal kingdom. Bestiary on Ivory offers a wide-ranging collection from Bolcom and Bartok, through Schumann and Saint-Saens. Hsiang Tu was winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and is currently Professor of Piano at Virginia Tech.
“This menagerie of assorted piano works depicting the fantastical imagery of various animals and insects covers a wide ranging panoply of styles and techniques, and makes for a comprehensive insight into how composers from different eras perceived the natural order of things. Let's hope that this debut solo CD by Taiwanese pianist Hsiang Tu is a harbinger of more to come.” - Classical Music Sentinel
“In pianist Hsiang Tu’s wonderfully chosen Menagerie disc, listeners can enjoy a covey of critters without ever having to leave their most comfortable chair.” - JWR
“I enjoyed this disc and found its CD sound to be infinitely better than much of the sound heard on downloads. I hope readers will want to own Hsiang Tu’s delightful Bestiary on Ivory with its excellent musical pictures.” - Fanfare