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Wydawnictwo: Hyperion
Nr katalogowy: CDA 68011/2
Nośnik: 2 CD
Data wydania: styczeń 2014
EAN: 34571280110
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski (Australia)
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: koncert

Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos

Hyperion - CDA 68011/2
Wykonawcy
Piers Lane, piano
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Howard Shelley
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
Choc de Classica MusicWeb Recording of the Month
 
Piano Concerto No 1 in A major
Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor
Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor
Piano Concerto No 3 in E ?at major
Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major
Piano Concerto No 4 in D major
A real rarity from Hyperion’s Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment.

Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. Within a decade of settling in London he had established a reputation as one of the most gifted and proli?c composers of his generation. His stature as a leading ?gure within the British music scene was publicly acknowledged in 1975 when he was appointed to the esteemed post of Master of the Queen’s Music in succession to Sir Arthur Bliss. But today he is almost forgotten and his music virtually never performed.



This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic ?air rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom.

The third concerto is perhaps the masterpiece, a huge and complex work. The fourth was written in 1993/4 and appears here as its world premiere performance and recording.

Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works

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