CHARLES HALLÉ (1819-1895): 4 Romances sans paroles, Op. 1, 4 Esquisses, Op. 2, Scherzo, Op. 4, 4 Miscellanées, Op. 5, 4 Pensées fugitives, Op. 6, 4 Twilight Thoughts, Op. 7.
Catalogue Number: 11K058
Label: Ars Produktion
Reference: FCD 368 349
Description: Yes, it's the same man who founded and led the Hallé orchestra in the English half of his life (he was born Karl Halle in Hagen, Germany). These are all the piano works he published (Grove doesn't even mentioned that he'd composed anything), the Romances in 1845 to begin and the Twilight Thoughts to finish in 1876. All are delightful miniature mood-pictures in Mendelssohnian ternary style. Wolfgang Glemser (piano). 1995 release.