BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Holiday Diary, Op. 5, GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934): Toccata, Chrissemas Day in the Morning, O! I Hae Seen the Roses Blaw, The Shoemakker, Nocturne, Jig, Brook Green Suite (transcr. Vally Lasker [1885-1978])*, RONALD STEVENSON (1928-2015): Peter Grimes Fantasy, RODERICK WILLIAMS (b.1965): Goodwood by the Sea*, JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Ballade of London Nights, Sea Fever (transcr. Roderick Williams)*, KENNETH LEIGHTON (1926-1988): 6 Studies (Study-Variations), Op. 56. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 10T063
Reference: CD 0174
Description: Programmed like an intelligent recital, this disc of 20th-century British piano music may entice repertoire hounds with two pieces by the famous baritone Roderick Williams - a free transcription of the passionate Bridge song and his own creation in the genre of the short sea-piece - and the rarely heard short pieces by Holst dating from 1924-32 along with Lasker’s transcription of the little Brook Green Suite. Maria Marchant (piano).