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Busoni Preludes and Bliss Sonata

Piano Music by Ferrucio Busoni and Arthur Bliss

The Classical Shop
release date: December 2007


Artists:

Trevor Barnard

piano

Venue:

Melba Hall, University of Melbourne



Engineer:

Leslie Craythorn



Record Label
Divine Art

Genre:

Piano


Romantic

Total Time - 72:58
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FERRUCCIO BUSONI

 

24 Preludes, op. 37

 
1 I no. 1 in C major 2:34
     
2 II no. 2 in A minor 3:10
     
3 III no. 3 in G major 2:11
     
4 IV no. 4 in E minor 2:28
     
5 V no. 5 in D major 1:39
     
6 VI no. 6 in B minor 1:53
     
7 VII no. 7 in A major 2:17
     
8 VIII no. 8 in F sharp minor 1:49
     
9 IX no. 9 in E major 1:16
     
10 X no. 10 in C sharp minor 2:44
     
11 XI no. 11 in B major 1:52
     
12 XII no. 12 in G sharp minor 2:30
     
13 XIII no. 13 in F sharp major 2:19
     
14 XIV no. 14 in E flat minor 3:53
     
15 XV no. 15 in D flat major 2:15
     
16 XVI no. 16 in B flat minor 0:58
     
17 XVII No. 17 in A flat major 1:46
     
18 XVIII no. 18 in F minor 2:34
     
19 XIX no. 19 in E flat major 1:10
     
20 XX no. 20 in C minor 2:08
     
21 XXI no. 21 in B flat major 3:19
     
22 XXII no. 22 in G minor 0:58
     
23 XXIII no. 23 in F major 1:14
     
24 XXIV no. 24 in D minor 1:22
     
 

ARTHUR BLISS

 

Sonata for Piano

 
25 I 1. Moderato marcato 8:30
     
26 II 2. Adagio sereno 7:43
     
27 III 3. Allegro 6:26
     
 Trevor Barnard piano


This CD fulfils a long held ambition of Trevor Barnard who, following his pioneering recording of the Bliss Concerto in 1962, vowed someday to complete the double by recording the superb Sonata.   Coupled with the amazing Preludes, these works deserve to be much better known.   In early 2000 we re-issued that 1962 recording which Trevor made with the Philharmonia under Sir Malcolm Sargent.
 

                      Recording ****     Performance ****

"Collectors will recall the magnificent disc the Australian pianist, Trevor Barnard, made some years ago of the Bliss Piano Concerto . Here he gives a striking account of the Piano Sonata, the capricious nature of the score captured with playing of mercurial agility. The remainder of this generously filled disc contains a brilliant reading of Busoni’s 24 Preludes, Barnard’s crisp articulation bringing an admirable clarity to the most complex passages"

 

Yorkshire Post


"The sympathetically elegant Trevor Barnard’s your man…… this is indispensable, and you are best advised to pick it up sooner… Sound is transparently immediate".
 

Fanfare

                      Performance ****      Recording ***

"Unusual and welcome disc.. Barnard has an evident enthusiasm for both  works...playing is full-bodied with generous pedal, a weighty tone and fine ability to control atmosphere and emotional temperatures"
 

BBC Music Magazine

"An outstanding CD...exceptionally vivid accounts of highly contrasted, yet equally forward-looking works"

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