- Audio CD (April 16 2002)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Hyperion UK
- ASIN: B0000631BG
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
|1. Bagatelles - Alan Rawsthorne|
|2. Two poems in homage to Delius - Stephen Reynolds|
|3. Valse Enigmatique 1-2 - Stephen Hough|
|4. In Smyrna - Edward Elgar|
|5. Two poems in homage to Faure - Stephen Reynolds|
|6. Song to the seals - Granville Bantock (arr. Hough)|
|7. Reverie d'Amour, op. 20 no. 2 - York Bowen|
|8. Serious Dance, op. 51 no. 2 - York Bowen|
|9. The way to Polden (an ambling tune), op. 76 - York Bowen|
|10. The dew fairy - Frank Bridge|
|11. Heart's ease - Frank Bridge|
|12. Six Studies (Study-Variations), op. 56 - Kenneth Leighton|
On a different note, I am disappointed to see that Simon Trpceski's debut album is not available on this site. It includes exceptional playing at a bargain price and I highly recommend its acquisition.
This is an amazing recording, unbelievable artistry -- gorgeous music, played sensitively. These are not warhorse pieces that you will necessarily recognize. Yet, despite being off the beaten trail, the music draws you in. This is one of those rarest of recordings, something different -- and yet so desirable.
Can I say something negative about this recording? Uh..no...it is English music -- which is to say not Bach, Beethoven, Brahms -- but it is sensuous music -- and by no means, dull.
I purchase over 300 Classical CDs every year. I'd be surprised if this isn't my favorite recording of 2002. I used to work in a music store when I was in college. In a couple of instances I used to "guarantee" people that they would like a particular performance or their money back. This is that kind of recording, so good I can't imagine someone not being taken in by its charm.