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R.V.Williams: Symphony No.6 - The Wasps Overture / Ireland: Prelude: The Forgotten Rite - Symphonic Rhapsody: Mai-Dun - Piano Duo Sims, Rowlands

R.V.Williams: Symphony No.6 - The Wasps Overture / Ireland: Prelude: The Forgotten Rite - Symphonic Rhapsody: Mai-Dun - Piano Duo Sims, Rowlands
ID: ALBCD011
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Vaughan Williams valued the opinions of close friends on his new works, even if he did not always follow the advice given. In the early years, it was to his first wife Adeline as well as to fellow composers George Butterworth and Gustav Holst that he would turn. Later, the circle of advisers widened, to include Sir Arthur Bliss, Gerald Finzi and Herbert Howells, the conductors Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Adrian Boult and Sir Malcolm Sargent and musical friends such as R.O. Morris, Steuart Wilson, Ruth Dyson and Roy Douglas. These and many others were invited to a ‘play-through’ of Vaughan Williams’ new work. Such first hearings were arranged for piano, or two pianos, and central to many of these performances in the 1940s and 1950s was Michael Mullinar (1895 - 1973). Mullinar was an expert accompanist, teacher and composer who would on occasion venture into solo repertoire.
Vaughan Williams sketches for the Sixth Symphony and Michael Mullinar’s two-piano arrangement with various interpolations by the composer can be found in the British Library. Alan Rowlands edited the two-piano arrangement for this recording making use of the final orchestral published version to fill in any gaps. Thus we can hear for the first time what a ‘play-through’ actually sounded like.
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Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals - Narrator: Jeremy Nicholas - Also Poulenc: Babar, the little elephant & Ibert: 5 Histoires

Saint-Saëns  -  Carnival of the Animals  - Narrator:  Jeremy Nicholas - Also Poulenc: Babar, the little elephant & Ibert: 5 Histoires
ID: NEMACD600
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Francis POULENC: Babar the Elephant
The story of Babar, the little elephant
(words by Jean de Brunhoff, in English)
[* = with ensemble]

Jeremy Nicholas (narrator)
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Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano

Rachmaninov & Fotopoulos - Works for Piano: Costas Fotopoulos, piano
ID: JCL514
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

The debut album from acclaimed pianist Costas Fotopoulos pulls no punches with virtuoso performances of the Twentieth Century's master composer, Sergei Rachmaninov. Fotopoulos, displaying stunning technique and a complete understanding of the repertoire, sets a new standard for the Twenty-First Century.

Costas Fotopoulos
As a talented and committed performer, Costas has for many years now worked as an improvising silent film pianist, accompanying silent films at festivals and screenings throughout the UK, Europe and North America.
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Michael Nyman- Musique à Grand Vitesse - The Piano Concerto

Michael Nyman- Musique à Grand Vitesse - The Piano Concerto
ID: MNRCD115
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

1- 6 Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra
6 - 9 Kathryn Stott, solo piano / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Nyman

MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse)
was commissioned by the Lille Festival, France. It was first performed on 26th September 1993 for the inauguration of the TGV North-European line. The rhythm, melody, harmony, motives and texture are constantly changing and is therefore one of the most exciting and inspiring pieces Michael Nyman has written.

Leading international choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was gripped by MGV’s energy, dynamism and emotion. He was so inspired that he made new choreography to the music of MGV for The Royal Ballet in 2006. Due to popular demand, the resultant work, DGV (Dance a Grande Vitesse), will be revived by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, on the following dates: 31st January, 6th, 9th, 20th and 21st February 2009.

The Piano Concerto
is based entirely on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion’s film The Piano. It is a single movement work in four phases. 3 of them feature 18th and 19th century popular Scottish song tunes, which formed the basis of Ada’s music in the film. It is a wonderfully powerful and evocative score and there are planned performances of the Piano Concerto in the UK in 2009.
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Katerina Zaitseva, piano - F. Schubert - Schumann - Liszt

Katerina Zaitseva, piano -  F. Schubert  - Schumann - Liszt
ID: CR156
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental

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Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano

Virtuoso Oboe Music by Antonio Pasculli - Ch.Redgat, oboe and S. Robbings, piano
ID: CC2006
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Christopher Redgate on the music and life of Antonino Pasculli in English, Italian and German. The photos include two of Pasculli and one of his Triébert oboe.


Antonino Pasculli was born in 1842. The great violin virtuoso Paganini had died two years previously (also an Italian, a performer and a composer) and Franz Liszt was touring Europe as a dazzling virtuoso. Some have likened Pasculli to Paganini and perhaps for good reason; he must at least have known the reputation of these two giants.

But there were others. The concept of the performer/composer was very common in both the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of them wrote music for their own use, and often specifically to display their techniques. There were many fine oboist/composers during this period - Casimir Lalliet (1837-92) and Stanislas Verroust (1814-63) to name but two. What sets the music of Antonino Pasculli apart, however, is the extreme technical demands he makes upon the oboist (I know of nothing else from the 19th century repertoire to compare with the challenges he poses), and the creative ways in which he uses his chosen material. copyright Christopher Redgate 2003
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Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos

Rare Goossens - Oboe Concertos
ID: CC2005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

Recorded between 1925 and 1947

The CD booklet contains an essay (in English, French and German) about Goossens and his art by Melvin Harris which has recieved much praise - "Melvin Harris' excellently supportive booklet note" (Classical Music Web); "Melvin Harris, author of the excellent insert note" (Gramophone). There are photographs from Goossens' early and middle life, including some not seen before.


Of Léon Goossens it was once said: "There is perhaps only one other musician who can so etherialise his instrument. One thinks of Casals and his cello."

But it was not always so. In his early days Léon Goossens was dissatisfied with the models he was expected to emulate. His first teacher was Charles Reynolds, the renowned lead oboist of the Hallé Orchestra. Great though he was at teaching breath control and practice passages, his tone and phrasing held no magic for his young pupil. Etherealisation was absent from a tone that was broad, without vibrato and, as Léon put it, "bullish". Indeed, to mute his instrument, Reynolds used to hang a robust pocket handkerchief over his music stand and project into it!

Later studies at London's Royal College of Music brought no real inspiration, for the oboe professor there was William Malsch, a kindly man, but an unlovely player. He was dropped from the Queen's Hall Orchestra since his tone set Sir Henry Wood's teeth on edge. An American critic agreed, when he wrote "His tone bites like sulphuric acid".

The great breakthrough came when Léon heard the Belgian oboist Henri De Busscher play at the Queen's Hall. De Busscher's playing was delicate and expressive, with a marvellous singing quality about it. His long, sensitive phrases were a marvel. His cameo-like tone was endowed with a warm vibrato. This was the inspiration that Léon had yearned for. Night after night he listened out for De Busscher's solos, then went back to his room to emulate and aim for the same subtle and singing control over his oboe. He was an eager and gifted pupil, so much so that when De Busscher left for New York, Henry Wood chose the 16-year-old Goossens to take his place. copyright Melvin Harris, 2002
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Though Lovers be Lost -Music shadowing the two World Wars

Though Lovers be Lost -Music shadowing the two World Wars
ID: CC2008
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Oboe

The CD booklet contains a 2,000-word essay by Emily Pailthorpe on the music and the times in English, French and German. The photos include more of the performers, composers and the recording session.

The period between the two World Wars was one of violence, conflict, loss, nostalgia, yet great creative energy - qualities which are reflected in this collection of works for oboe and piano. These pieces conjure up a time in which loss was familiar, change seemed relentless, and yet a frenzy of exuberant artistic work was taking place. In her book 'Testament of Youth' (1933) Vera Brittain writes of the time: "Only gradually did I realize that the War had condemned me to live to the end of my days in a world without confidence and security, a world in which every dear personal relationship would be fearfully cherished under the shadow of apprehension."

The five composers represented in this disc were each directly affected by the extraordinary circumstances of the inter-war period, and their reactions were personal and diverse. Together, these pieces create not only a varied recital programme but also a window into this highly charged time. Living in the shadow of such desolation it is awe-inspiring and affirming that these men chose still to express themselves through the universal language of music. They speak clearly to us across the gulf of time in a way that is best expressed by these words of Dylan Thomas:

Though Lovers be lost, love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

copyright 2003 Emily Pailthorpe
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Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues, Volume I.: M.Papadopoulos, piano

Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues, Volume I.: M.Papadopoulos, piano
ID: OP005
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

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Beethoven Piano Sonatas Sonatas Op. 109, 110, 111: M. Papadopoulos

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Sonatas Op. 109, 110, 111: M. Papadopoulos
ID: OP004
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection:
Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Marios Papadopoulos has all the attributes of one of the world s greatest piano players, and his recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas have been set on a level with those of Schnabel or Kempff.
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