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Bowen: Sonata In B Flat Minor, 24 Preludes / Joop Celis


Release Date: 03/22/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10277   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  York Bowen
Performer:  Joop Cells
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

York Bowen has been described as 'the English Rachmaninov'. He was a prodigious pianist whose searching and richly expressive music is known to only a few seekers of hidden musical treasures. As a young composer he was highly regarded. Camille Saint-Saëns described him as 'the most remarkable Kreisler'. As many newspapers of the time testify, his concerts were always a special event. The reason for his subsequent obscurity remains a mystery, for his distinctive music is of the highest quality. York Bowen has been described as 'the English Rachmaninov'. He was a prodigious pianist whose searching and richly expressive music is known to only a few seekers of hidden musical treasures. As a young composer he was highly regarded. Camille Saint-Saëns described him as 'the most remarkable Kreisler'. As many newspapers of the time testify, his concerts were always a special event. The reason for his subsequent obscurity remains a mystery, for his distinctive music is of the highest quality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in B flat minor, Op 160 by York Bowen
Performer:  Joop Cells (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 102 by York Bowen
Performer:  Joop Cells (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
3.
Reverie for Piano in B Major, Op. 86 by York Bowen
Performer:  Joop Cells (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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