Resonus – RE 0133 – Raymond Deane: Noctuary for piano
Making his Resonus debut, the prize-winning pianist Hugh Tinney presents a world premiere recording of Noctuary, a cycle of night-pieces for piano by the celebrated Irish composer Raymond Deane.
Composed in 2010 – 11, and recorded in the composer’s sixtieth birthday year, Noctuary takes influence from the Cereus drawings by the artist Renate Debrun that feature in the album’s artwork and booklet. Comprising two books of six movements each, Noctuary presents a varied, vivid, and atmospheric musical realisation of the dead of night.
A major contributor to Irish concert life in the last thirty years as well as performing with many great orchestras throughout the world, Hugh Tinney performs Noctuary with panache and dedication, creating a dramatically lucid and eloquent nocturnal sound world.
"... another notable release from Resonus."
Richard Whitehouse - Gramophone magazine - November 2014