Piers Lane Goes to Town

KATHARINE PARKER (1886-1971): from Four Musical Sketches: Down Longford Way, ALAN LANE (1932-2002): Toccata, ANTHONY DOHENY (b.1938): Toccata for Piers Lane, JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Ballerina, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)/MYRA HESS (1890-1965): Jesu, joy of man's desiring, BILLY MAYERL (1902-1959): Marigold, LEO DELIBES (1836-1891)/ERNÖ DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960): Naila Waltz, SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Daisies, Op. 38/3, ZEZ CONFREY (1895-1971): Dizzy Fingers, MARK SAYA (b.1954): Barcarolles (operatic paraphrase after Offenbach and Chopin), MANNING SHERWIN (1902-1974)/REGIS DANILLON (b.1949): A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Nocturne No. 4 in C Minor "Bal fantôme", ALEC TEMPLETON (1910-1963): Bach goes to town, ARTHUR BENJAMIN (1893-1960): Jamaican Rumba, ROBERT KEANE (b.1948): from Save the Animals Suite: The Tiger Tango, ANTONY HOPKINS (b.1921): Variations on a well-known theme, DUDLEY MOORE (1935-2002): Beethoven Parody: "And the same to you", SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (1877-1933): Arabesque No. 1 in G Flat, Op. 5 "Filigran", PERCY GRAINGER (1882-1961): Irish tune from County Derry.

Catalogue Number: 09P073

Label: Hyperion

Reference: CDA 67967

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Hyperion is establishing quite a tradition of letting its pianists program interesting encore discs. Lane's collection of 20th-century encore pieces includes quite a bit of stuff you'll probably not know, especially since there are several unknown Australians in the mix (including Lane's father Alan although, as the pianist puts it, Alan Lane, born in England, wasn't Australian yet at the time he wrote the Suite from which the Toccata is taken). And, we should mention that the Ireland Ballerina is the first recording of the original version of what was to be published as Columbine in 1951. Sure to delight piano mavens of all stripes. Piers Lane (piano).

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