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Piers Lane Goes To Town

Lane,Piers
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67967   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Katharine ParkerAlan LaneAnthony DohenyJohn Ireland,   ... 
Performer:  Piers Lane
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.
Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Musical Sketches (4): Down Longford Way by Katharine Parker
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Australia 
2.
Suite for Piano: 4th movement, Toccata by Alan Lane
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957 
3.
Toccata for Piers Lane by Anthony Doheny
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
4.
Ballerina by John Ireland
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
5.
Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), transcription for solo piano (after Bach, by Myra Hess
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Modern 
6.
Marigold by Billy Mayerl
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927 
7.
Naïla: Waltz by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Notes: Arrangement: Ernö Dohnányi 
8.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
9.
Dizzy Fingers by Zez Confrey
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
10.
Barcarolles by Mark Saya
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
11.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Manning Sherwin
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
12.
Nocturnes (8) for Piano: no 4 in C minor "Bal fantôme" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
13.
Bach Goes to Town by Alec Templeton
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Jamaican Rumba by Arthur Benjamin
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
15.
Save the Animals: Tiger Tango by Robert Keane
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
16.
Variations on a well-known theme by Antony Hopkins
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
17.
Arabeske for Piano in G flat major, Op. 5 "Filigran" by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
18.
Beethoven Parody by Dudley Moore
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
19.
Irish Tune from County Derry "Danny Boy" by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Performer:  Piers Lane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 

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