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Piers Lane Goes to Town (24/96 FLAC)

Piers Lane Goes to Town (24/96 FLAC)
Piers Lane Goes to Town (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Piers Lane
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Hyperion
Size: 1.21 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Katharine Parker (1886-1971)
Four Musical Sketches for Piano
01. 2. Down Longford Way

Alan Lane (1932-2002)
02. 4. Toccata

Anthony Doheny (b. 1938)
03. Toccata for Piers Lane

John Ireland (1879-1962)
04. Ballerina

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Dame Myra Hess (1890-1965)
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147
05. 10. Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Billy Mayerl (1902-1959)
06. Marigold

Léo Delibes (1836-1891), arr. Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)
07. Naila Waltz

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Six Romances, Op 38
08. 3. Margaritki ‘Daisies’

Zez Confrey (1895-1971)
09. Dizzy Fingers

Mark Saya (b. 1954)
10. Barcarolles

Manning Sherwin (1902-1974), arr. Regis Danillon (b. 1949)
11. A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
12. Nocturne No 4 in C minor ‘Bal fantome’

Alec Templeton (1910-1963)
Bach goes to town ‘Prelude and Fugue in swing’
13. 1. Prelude
14. 2. Fugue

Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)
15. Jamaican Rumba

Robert Keane (b. 1948)
Save the Animals Suite
16. 3. The Tiger Tango

Antony Hopkins (b. 1921)
17. Variations on a well-known theme

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
18. Arabesque No 1 in G flat major ‘Filigran’, Op 5

Dudley Moore (1935-2002)
19. Beethoven Parody ‘And the same to you’

Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
20. Irish tune from County Derry

Recorded: June 2012 at Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Twenty short pieces most of them 3 -4 minutes but one, some very amusing variations on a well known tune by Anthony Hopkins, runs to 14minutes. All have been used as piano encores and all are of the 20th century. Conservatives, don’t let this put you off for they are varied and enjoyable and tuneful. Some of the composers like Rachmaninov were born in the 19th century, others like Dudley Moore (1935 – 2002) are very contemporary. Bach is there ( Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring ) but in the setting by Dame Myra Hess. All are beautifully played with great verve. It’s 76 minutes of pure enjoyment. I hope he goes to town again.

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