The Art of Touching the Keyboard

CDThe Art of Touching the Keyboard by Eve Egoyan


The Art of Touching the Keyboard 

New Music for Piano

2004 – Earwitness Records

CD Booklet :
English / Français

Reviews : Globe and MailLa ScenaOpusWholenote / Ocus Pocus Live Music Report / Concert reviewsFanfareAmerican Record Guide




“‘New languages: old as feeling, old as sound” (author Anne Michaels on The Art of Touching the Keyboard)

Pianist Eve Egoyan releases The Art of Touching the Keyboard, music by living composers from Britain, Japan, Denmark and Canada. Eve is “a performer whose powers of listening cast a hypnotic spell over her audiences, opening their own ears – and hearts – to repertoire that’s conventionally considered ‘a hard sell'” (National Post). This disc samples an wide range of possible approaches to touch, bringing diverse works into stimulating dialogue, distinctive sound worlds into relief. What critics have said about Eve’s previous discs: “refreshing, innovative,creative and original” (Sound Advice, CBC Radio); “an impeccable solo recital by Eve Egoyan that excels in every possible way” (Gramophone). Four world première recordings. A truly unique disc.

“The keyboard prowess of Toronto-based pianist Eve Egoyan is beyond dispute.”
– Robert Jordan, Opus

1    La consagración de Moisés (SEPHARDIC) 0:38

2   Una vieja tenía una pava (SALAMANCA) 0:23

3   A la cruz se han juntado (SEGOVIA) 0:34
4   Somos las mozas de Irún (LEÓN) 0:16
5   La honra robada (SORIA) 0:49
6   Saludo (TERUEL) 0:23
7   No te cases con herrero (BURGOS) 0:34
8   Ay, mi morena que ya se fue (LEÓN) 0:54
9   Pastorcito (SALAMANCA) 0:36
10 Jota (BURGOS) 0:34
11 El conde Claros (CASTILLA) 0:25
12 Los bilbilicos (SEPHARDIC) 0:59
13 Vámonos a León (LEÓN) 0:41
14 Ronda (SEGOVIA) 0:37
15 A la raya del monte (ZAMORA) 0:31