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Bliss: Piano Sonata; Busoni: 24 Preludes / Trevor Barnard

Busoni / Bliss / Barnard,Trevor
Release Date: 10/24/2006 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25011   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ferruccio BusoniSir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Trevor Barnard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


“Barnard gives a striking account of the Piano Sonata, the capricious nature of the score captured with playing of mercurial agility. The remainder of this generously filled disc contains a brilliant reading of Busoni’s 24 Preludes, Barnard’s crisp articulation bringing an admirable clarity to the most complex passages.” – Yorkshire Post

“An important disc... It is good to have [the Busoni ] available... The Bliss is very welcome.” – David Wright, Classical Music on the Web

“An outstanding CD.” – Musical Opinion Winter 2000

“An unusual and welcome disc... [The Preludes are] inventive, well-varied pieces set within Busoni’s generally rugged pianistic style; the Bliss sonata
Read more is... A tremendous piece, its three movements full of dynamic argument, rhetoric and élan. Barnard’s playing is full-bodied, with generous pedal, a weighty tone and a fine ability to control atmosphere and emotional temperature.” – Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

“The sympathetically elegant Trevor Barnard’s your man... This is indispensable, and you are best advised to pick it up sooner... The sound is transparently immediate.” – Fanfare
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Works on This Recording

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 37/K 181 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Trevor Barnard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; Graz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1988-11/1988 
Length: 47 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Sonata for Piano, F 145 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Trevor Barnard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1988-11/1988 
Length: 22 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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