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Echoes of Land & Sea / Marchant


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 174  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenRonald StevensonJohn IrelandRoderick Williams,   ... 
Performer:  Maria Marchant
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This cleverly planned new recital represents a uniquely valuable addition to the catalogue and focuses attention on English piano music which is less well known but no less delectable. Our programme ranges from some of the most famous names in music to those best-known in other areas of the art - and has been carefully chosen to present a uniquely fascinating conspectus of piano music by British composers of the last 100 years. There are such rarities as Benjamin Britten's brilliant early suite 'Holiday Diary', the great composer in lighter mood, and the magnificent virtuoso set of Six Studies for Piano by Kenneth Leighton, alongside a rare collection of Impressionist pieces by Gustav Holst - showing him to be as much a master of the Read more keyboard as his 'Planets' suite is of the orchestra. John Ireland (Britten's teacher) is represented by his haunting Ballade of London Nights, and we have a significant premiere recording of Ireland's most famous song - Sea Fever - arranged for solo piano by Roderick Williams, best-known as one of the finest of all living British singers, now appearing on disc in a new light. Both the world premiere Goodwood-by-the-Sea and the piano arrangement of Sea Fever were written by Roderick Williams especially for Maria Marchant and dedicated to her. Ronald Stevenson's 'Peter Grimes Fantasy' takes us back to Benjamin Britten - a wonderful homage from one major British composer to another. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Holiday Diary for Piano, Op. 5 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
2.
Fantasy on Britten's "Peter Grimes" by Ronald Stevenson
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Scotland 
3.
Ballade of London Nights by John Ireland
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1930; England 
4.
Sea fever by John Ireland
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
5.
Goodwood by the Sea by Roderick Williams
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
6.
Studies (Study-Variations) (6) for Piano, Op. 56 by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; England 
7.
Toccata for Piano, H 153 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
8.
Chrissemas Day in the Morning, H 165/Op 46 no 1 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
9.
O! I Hae Seen the Roses Blaw by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
10.
The Shoemakker by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
11.
Nocturne for Piano, H 179 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; England 
12.
Jig for Piano, H 179 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
13.
Brook Green Suite, H 190 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Maria Marchant (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; England 

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