Brahms: The Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Centaur Records
Wen-Lei Gu, violin
Catherine Kautsky, piano

“Pianist Catherine Kautsky and violinist Wen-Lei Gu, both professors of music at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, show a remarkable rapport, a deft sense of phrasing, and a keen awareness of subtle, almost imperceptible, changes in rhythm and mood, plus unfailingly beautiful tones that serve Brahms’ Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano to perfection. In the process, they characterize these sonatas to a degree that one seldom encounters in the recital hall or on recordings. All these qualities, and more, make their performances memorable even in very fast competition.”

—Phil’s Classical Reviews

Debussy Preludes
Debussy: Preludes for Piano, Books I and II
Centaur Records
Catherine Kautsky, piano

“Catherine Kautsky is professor of music and chair of keyboard studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and boasts an enviable multi-faceted resume of performing and writing credits. Nearly everything about her recording of Debussy’s 24 Preludes is just right, from the relaxed animation and subtle gradations of tone throughout Danseuses de Delphes to Feux d’artifice’s combination of neo-Lisztian bravura and dry wit.”

—Jed Distler, Classics Today

“Her … account brings out all the power, majesty, and mystery of Debussy’s conception.” —Phil’s Classical Reviews

Babar - The Little Elephant
Poulenc: Babar, le petit eléphant
Vox Classics
Catherine Kautsky, piano and narrator