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Travelling Between Worlds

Thwaites,Penelope
Release Date: 09/01/2008 
Label:  Lir Classics   Catalog #: 70016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinRobert SchumannJohannes BrahmsSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In her new CD Penelope Thwaites returns to some of the music she has loved over many years. She presents an enchanted hour of favourite piano classics laced with less familiar gems from France, Spain, Russia, America and Australia. Penelope has continued to delight audiences around the world in both live and recorded performances. Of her most recent London recital, Musical Opinion spoke of her "richly satisfying piano playing". Her recordings have been widely acclaimed: "..a formidable pianist, always imbuing her playing with a colourful palette of mood and tone" (Music on the Web) and from BBC CD Review "her devotion to his [Grainger's] art shines out of her playing..a wonderful CD". In her new CD Penelope Thwaites returns to some of the music she has loved over many years. She presents an enchanted hour of favourite piano classics laced with less familiar gems from France, Spain, Russia, America and Australia. Penelope has continued to delight audiences around the world in both live and recorded performances. Of her most recent London recital, Musical Opinion spoke of her "richly satisfying piano playing". Her recordings have been widely acclaimed: "..a formidable pianist, always imbuing her playing with a colourful palette of mood and tone" (Music on the Web) and from BBC CD Review "her devotion to his [Grainger's] art shines out of her playing..a wonderful CD". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
6.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 2 in C major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
7.
Nocturne for Piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8.
El sombrero de tres picos: Neighbor's Dance "Seguidillas" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9.
Excursions (4) for Piano, Op. 20: no 3, Allegretto by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Pièces pittoresques (10) for Piano: no 7, Danse villageoise by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1881; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
Scherzino by Arthur Benjamin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
13.
Lady, be Good: The man I love by George Gershwin
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14.
Estampes (3) for Piano: no 3, Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15.
Dreamy Waltz, for piano by Penelope Thwaites
Performer:  Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
Venue:  All Saints Church, Child's Hill, London, 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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