Carreño Piano Music
Clara Rodriguez was born in Venezuela and after winning a scholarship from the Venezuelan Art’s Council trained in London at the Royal College of Music under Phyllis Sellick. Clara’s career as a concert pianist has taken her to perform in the most prestigious halls in Europe, South America, Asia and the North of Africa.
On this disc Clara gives us a delightful sampling of Carreño’s own compositions, which were composed during her teenage years.
"Scorching repertoire from a really great Pianist." Irving Wardle, The Times, London
"These pieces by Teresa Carreno have a tendancy to leap between extreme registers and Clara Rodriguez performs them with agility; leaving the listner quite possible thinking more than two hands are at the piano." Halenaka Bednar, London Net Classical
"The Venezuelan Teresa Carreno was, with Clara Schuman, the most celebrated female pianist of the 19th century. Most of these works are self-evidently morceaux for the salon, but superior specimens of the genre, requiring a pianism above the ordinary and showing a complete technical command. Clara Rodriguez is a sympathetic and enthusiastic interpreter; her touch is sure and agile. She invests all this highly agreeable music with vibrant life. This recording is superb." Pianist Magazine, Selected Discs, London