EM Records ER 002
Roger Quilter: Complete Piano Music – David Owen Norris
Roger Quilter was born into a wealthy family and, defying all social and professional expectations for a young man with such an upbringing, attended the Frankfurt Conservatory, where he studied piano and composition, and became closely associated with Percy Grainger, Cyril Scott, Norman O’Neill, and Balfour Gardiner; the five were known as the ‘Frankfurt Gang’. Although best known as a song composer, Quilter nevertheless wrote a substantial body of piano music, which is presented on this disc. From the delicious lightness of the Suite from Where the Rainbow Ends to the musical and emotional depth of Summer Evening, this is music that is exuberant in its variety.
"...Recommended to anyone enthusiastic about English Muisc - and it may even surprise one or two who aren’t."
Stephen Johnson - BBC Music Magazine