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Arnold: Complete Music For Solo Piano / Benjamin Frith


Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 472900  
Composer:  Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A delightful collection, with Benjamin Frith lucid and sparkling.

Piano music is hardly what Malcolm Arnold is best known for, so this album is something of a surprise. Most are early works dating from the Thirties and Forties. All are instantly accessible and melodic; often dreamy, often ironic, sometimes shadowy and frequently contrasting the sublime with the ridiculous. Many are simple but appealing pieces for children; a lot of them exercises in technique. A delightful collection, with Benjamin Frith lucid and sparkling.

-- Ian Lace, BBC Music Magazine
A delightful collection, with Benjamin Frith lucid and sparkling.

Piano music is hardly what Malcolm Arnold is best known for, so this album is something of a surprise. Most are early works dating from the Thirties and Forties. All are instantly accessible and melodic; often dreamy, often ironic, sometimes shadowy and frequently contrasting the sublime with the ridiculous. Many are simple but appealing pieces for children; a lot of them exercises in technique. A delightful collection, with Benjamin Frith lucid and sparkling.

-- Ian Lace, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Allegro for Piano in E minor by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
2. Pieces (3) for Piano (1943) by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
3. Serenade for Piano in G major by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
4. Day Dreams by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
5. Pieces (2) for Piano by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
6. Sonata for Piano by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
7. Pieces (3) for Piano (1943) by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
8. Prelude for Piano by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
9. Variations on a Ukrainian Folksong, Op. 9 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
10. Children's Suite, Op. 16 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
11. Bagatelles (2) for Piano, Op. 18 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
12. Children's Pieces (8), Op. 36 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
13. Fantasies (3) for Piano, Op. 129 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 

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