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English Piano Concerti / Coop, Bernardi, CBC Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Skylark Digital   Catalog #: 1702  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenAlan RawsthorneJohn IrelandGerald Finzi
Performer:  Jane Coop
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recordings and live performances of Britten’s Piano Concerto are indeed rare, and this one with Canada’s Jane Coop is a stunner! The inclusion of Alan Rawsthorne’s Piano Concerto is brilliant, and the two shorter pieces by John Ireland (Legend) and Gerald Finzi (Eclogue) are very welcome bonuses. Mario Bernardi leads North America’s only radio orchestra in these touching performances. Jane Coop has established herself as a musician of statre. Her intelligence and perception, together with her refined and heartfelt approach to music, make her a pianist whom audiences want to hear many times over. In December 2012, Jane Coop was appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. Recordings and live performances of Britten’s Piano Concerto are indeed rare, and this one with Canada’s Jane Coop is a stunner! The inclusion of Alan Rawsthorne’s Piano Concerto is brilliant, and the two shorter pieces by John Ireland (Legend) and Gerald Finzi (Eclogue) are very welcome bonuses. Mario Bernardi leads North America’s only radio orchestra in these touching performances. Jane Coop has established herself as a musician of statre. Her intelligence and perception, together with her refined and heartfelt approach to music, make her a pianist whom audiences want to hear many times over. In December 2012, Jane Coop was appointed to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 13 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jane Coop (Piano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1945; England 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 by Alan Rawsthorne
Performer:  Jane Coop (Piano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; England 
3.
Legend by John Ireland
Performer:  Jane Coop (Piano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 
4.
Eclogue for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 10 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Jane Coop (Piano)
Conductor:  Mario Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920s; England 

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