Spencer Myer Plays
Three and a half stars
Spencer Myer is one of the two 2006 American Pianists Association Classical Fellows. We hear a first recording of a work by Ellis B. Kohs thrown in with repertory pieces by Aaron Copland, Ferruccio Busoni and Claude Debussy — the entire Book II cycle of Preludes for the latter composer. Without intending to oversimplify, Busoni shows Myer’s technique while Debussy shows his musicality — both of which reveal a young artist destined for the limelight.