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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 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 6 in B flat minor, Op. 160: I. Moderato e serioso - Allegro risoluto e con fuoco
Piano Sonata No. 6 in B flat minor, Op. 160: II. Intermezzo: Poco lento e tranquillo - Poco andante
Piano Sonata No. 6 in B flat minor, Op. 160: III. Finale alla toccata: Allegro molto e con spirito
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 1 in C major: Moderato appassionato
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 2 in C minor: Andante tranquillo
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 3 in D flat major: Andante grazioso
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 4 in C sharp minor: Allegro con fuoco
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 5 in D major: Allegro risoluto
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 6 in D minor: Andante con moto
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 7 in E flat major: Andantino amabile
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor: Poco lento, serioso
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 9 in E major: Allegro risoluto e ritmico
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 10 in E minor: Moderato, a capriccio
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 11 in F major: Andante con moto e grazioso
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 12 in F minor: Allegro con fuoco
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 13 in G flat major: Andante tranquillo
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 14 in F sharp minor: Allegretto grazioso
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 15 in G major: Allegretto grazioso
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 16 in G minor: Moderato semplice
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 17 in A flat major: Andante molto espressivo
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 18 in G sharp minor: Allegro con fuoco
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 19 in A major: Andantino con moto
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 20 in A minor: Allegro con fuoco
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 21 in B flat major: Andante piacevole
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 22 in B flat minor: Allegro molto e con fuoco
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 23 in B major: Andante con moto
24 Preludes, Op. 102: Prelude No. 24 in B minor: Moderato serioso e tragico
Reverie in B major, Op. 86

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