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Title - 'Light'
Artist - Vanessa Benelli Mosell

For those not in the know, the uber talented Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet.

A remarkably musical and fluent young pianist, Benelli Mosell has the power to let people appreciate my music and here on Light she veritably excels as she performs Scriabins 24 Preludes op. 11; which she considers to be one of the most accessible works of the composer and ideal start to discover this composer. She also plays the Etude op. 8 no. 12, one of Scriabins most frequently performed and popular works.

1. No.1: Vivace 2. No.2: Allegretto 3. No.3: Vivo 4. No.4: Lento 5. No.5: Andante cantabile 6. No.6: Allegro 7. No.7: Allegro assai 8. No.8: Allegro agitato 9. No.9: Andantino 10. No.10: Andante 11. No.11: Allegro assai 12. No.12: Andante 13. No.13: Lento 14. No.14: Presto 15. No.15: Lento 16. No.16: Misterioso 17. No.17: Allegretto 18. No.18: Allegro agitato 19. No.19: Affettuoso 20. No.20: Appassionato 21. No.21: Andante 22. No.22: Lento 23. No.23: Vivo 24. No.24: Presto 25. Etude: Andante 26. Prelude 27. Impromptu a la mazur 28. No. 12: Patetico 29. 1. Examen 30. 2. Examen 31. 3. Examen

Light is the ideal follow up to Benelli Mosell's debut album on Decca, [R]evolution, and once more allows the listener into her world, her way of interpreting the classics that allow her to being the best out of the old masters.

Indeed, and as aforementioned, this new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as by her mentor, Stockhausen, thus putting together two composers both considered visionaries in their respective different historical periods.

Another tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen, the composer she studied with, comes the recording of Examen / Klavierstueck XIII: this recording continues with the purpose of introducing and presenting the piano music of one of the most crucial personalities of the XXth century.

Stockahusens Klavierstueck XII is extremely fascinating and picturesque, since the pianist also has to whistle, make all sorts of noise and browse between the string inside the piano. Simply put, Lights is the kind of album you put on, sit back, close your eyes to, and allow to sweep over you, as you allow your brain to shut off, and the dreamscapes to appear thereafter.