Orion Weiss explores the omens and anxiety of the tense world of a century ago with music by Granados, Janáček and Scriabin in an album produced by Grammy®-winner David Frost.
Presentiment by Orion Weiss—called “clearly a pianist to watch” by the Los Angeles Times—is an album attuned to the current fretful political moment. It features large-scale works directly and indirectly addressing a world about to be catapulted into the dread of global war, despair and triumph and the struggle of the latter in the face of the former. “The new century,” Weiss says, “had already flooded the romantic aesthetic of the old with anxiety, nostalgia, and confusion. These ominous musical stories go even further, with some impossible awareness of what was coming for the world. This is music tormented by premonitions of catastrophe.”