Artur Pereira’s piano recording of ’Poemas do Monte’ by the Portuguese composer Luiz Costa, receives excellent reviews

Klassik-Heute, Orchestergraben and Global Music Award have recently praised Pereira’s latest piano recording. This is the first recording of the complete 12 Poemas do Monte (Poems from the Mountain) by Portuguese composer Luiz Costa (1879-1960), eight of which were recorded here for the first time. Poemas do Monte are a window to the 1920s’ rural atmosphere of northern Portugal and a prime example of Costa’s bucolic lyricism.

Artur Pereira is a noted pianist and musicologist. In 2016 he completed his PhD at the University of Manchester, Music Department, with a dissertation on Beethoven’s Dedications, under the supervision of Professor Barry Cooper. His dissertation was later revised and published as a book. Dr Pereira also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University. Previously, Artur studied piano at the RNCM and had also issued recordings of several of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.