20th Century Music for Clavichord, Harpsichord and RecorderPETER DICKINSON (b.1934): Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners for Clavichord, Variations on a French Folk Song for Harpsichord (Jane Chapman [harpsichord]), Pastorale, Blues and Homage for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (Verdehr Trio), Five Diversions for Clavichord, ALAN RIDOUT (1934-1996): Suite for Clavichord, ALUN HODDINOTT (1929-2008): Sonatina for Clavichord, Op. 18, JEREMY DALE ROBERTS (b.1934): Hymn for Recorder and Piano (John Turner [recorder], Peter Dickinson [piano]), DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974): In a sentimental mood, Don't get around much anymore, Prelude to a kiss, Sophisticated Lady, It don't mean a thing (arr. Peter Dickinson).
Catalogue Number: 12P070
Reference: HTGCD 259
Description: Another new recording from Heritage features two of the baroque instruments the English had most to do with reviving in the 20th century, not only in the performance of their original repertoire but also in creating new music for them. The clavichord is a remarkably good instrument for the many jazz and blues-inspired pieces by Dickinson since, if you're not paying close attention, you can think you're listening to a guitar. Peter Dickinson (clavichord).