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Alwyn: Fantasy-waltzes, 12 Preludes / John Ogdon


Release Date: 09/14/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8399   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Alwyn
Performer:  John Ogdon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A perceptively played and admirably recorded performance of two substantial piano works by William Alwyn.

This is a perceptively played and admirably recorded performance of two substantial piano works by William Alwyn, who died last September at the age of 79. The 11 Fantasy-Waltzes are notable for their variety within an integrated conception, and this is also true of the 12 Preludes, both works encompassing a wide range of modern piano-writing techniques. John Ogdon is naturally a match for the technical demands of the music and, since he tells us in the sleeve-note that he recorded the 58-minute programme in the presence of the composer and his wife, we may take it that a high degree of authenticity to the
Read more composer's intentions has been achieved. With excellent sound balance and documentation, this is a disc to treasure.

-- Gramophone [11/1985, reviewing the original LP release]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasy-Waltzes (11) for Piano by William Alwyn
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
2.
Preludes (12) for Piano by William Alwyn
Performer:  John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 

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