ALBERT KETÈLBEY (1875-1959): In the Woodlands, A River Rêverie, Pensées joyeuses, A Dream Picture, Valse lyrique, Reflections, Mirror Dance, A Song of Summer, Golden Autumn, Daffodils, Sunset Glow, Valse-caprice, The Shadow of Dreams, A Woodland Story, Angelo d’amore, Pastorale, Op. 27, La Gracieuse, In a Monastery Garden.
Catalogue Number: 08X042
Format: CD reissue
Description: Albert Ketèlbey reached such a pinnacle of eminence and popularity that in 1929 he was named as Britain’s greatest living composer, based on the number of performances of his works. His original pieces for solo piano range from serious concert works to salon charmers, always characterized by strong melodies, distinctive rhythms, and unexpected phrases, as can be heard on this album. One of his most well-known pieces, In a Monastery Garden, is featured in its original version for solo piano. All the other pieces were first recordings at the time of this disc’s first release. Rosemary Tuck (piano). Original 1995 Marco Polo release.