Inon Barnatan performs a seductive program in which British and French composers explore darkness and light. Each of the works, inspired by literature, transports the listener into a fantastical world of color and imagination that can be both ferocious and beautiful. But even in the lightest moments, darkness is, sometimes, visible.
Each of the pieces on Darknesse Visible, a new recording by the brilliant pianist Inon Barnatan, was inspired by a literary work. The thoughtful program is typical for this insightful musician. But Mr. Barnatan's extraordinary playing is what makes the release so rewarding.