De Puro Amor / En Amor Duro


A double disc recording, Maria de Alvear’s De Puro Amor and En Amor Duro for solo piano performed by Eve Egoyan

World première recording of Du Puro Amor.

This disc is released by World Edition, Germany.

Purchase CD’s

Physical CDs to purchase online within North America:   BANDCAMP

Physical CDs to purchase online within Europe: World Edition

Physical CDs for sale in Toronto stores: Soundscapes (572 College Street) and L’Atelier Grigorian (70 Yorkville Avenue)

Concert Review:

“Pianist draws out intense, difficult beauty … Spanish composer Maria de Alvear refuses the piano its history… in the hands of a committed interpreter such as pianist Eve Egoyan … it becomes a pathway to the unconscious … The intensity of Egoyan’s focus pulled the listener – like a camel through the eye of a needle – into a claustrophobic inner world, holding us within a net of promise that evaporated only as the final notes died away”. – Elissa Poole, The Globe and Mail

Liner Notes (excerpt):

“What is one to make of Maria de Alvear’s two long solos for piano, De puro amor (‘Of pure love’) and En amor duro (‘In hard love’), both composed in 1991. The scores themselves, if one decides to start from here, are completely perplexing. Pages and pages are marked with hastily scratched notes, sometimes repeating themselves dozens of times. Little priority seems to have been given to rhythm, dynamics or articulation; even less to the notational conventions such as barlines, spacing or vertical alignment that help a reader or performer orientate themselves and navigate through a piece. They look less like completed works than preliminary sketches. Yet in the hands of the pianist Eve Egoyan, these rough sheets transform into music rich in expressive nuance.” – Tim Rutherford-Johnson

Eve Egoyan interview for El Compositor Habla:

Cover Art:


Series: Time Code

Size 54 x 96,5 cm

Drawing Color Pencil on Paper

©Ana de Alvear 2017

Colection Andreas Lang, Germany


Series: Time Code

Drawing Color Pencil on paper

Size 54 x 96,5 cm

©Ana de Alvear 2017