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JOHN
TALBOT
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BM 0418
English Piano Trios
BM 0417
Moeran/ Benjamin/ Bainton/ Heward - Songs of Springtime
BM 0416
L Berkeley - Music for Solo Piano & Piano Duet
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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Sydney, Australia, John Talbot completed his piano studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and, while still a student, performed piano concertos by Bartók and Ravel with the Queensland and Melbourne Symphony orchestras. Following a year’s engagement with the Australian Ballet as rehearsal pianist, and post-graduate studies in Music at the University of Melbourne, he undertook further musical study in the United Kingdom as the first recipient of the Robert Dalley-Scarlett Memorial Scholarship. He has been much involved since then with the music of British composers of the early twentieth century. As a concert pianist he has appeared with such distinguished artists as the baritones John Carol Case and Brian Rayner Cook, the violinists Ann Hooley, Yfrah Neaman, and Donald Scotts, the clarinettists Philip Michel and David Sheppard, and the cellists Jo Cole and Timothy Hugh. He has held lecturing positions at the Portsmouth Polytechnic and the Victorian College of the Arts, and also taught piano performance at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. For Thames Publishing he has prepared a thirteen-volume Centenary Edition of vocal and keyboard music by E.J. Moeran. He was Artistic Adviser to the 1994 Tudeley Festival, which celebrated the centenary of Moeran’s birth; and for a season he was engaged as Musical Director at the English Theatre in Hamburg. As a Recordings Producer for the British Music Society, of which he is also the current Chairman and Recordings Manager, John Talbot has overseen a number of major recording projects in the process of creating the Society’s significant catalogue of sound recordings over the last two decades. He has recorded for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and his commercial discography includes, for Chandos, Moeran’s Violin Sonata with Donald Scotts.

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BM 0416
L Berkeley - Music for Solo Piano & Piano Duet

                 Critics’ Ch...

BM 0417
Moeran/ Benjamin/ Bainton/ Heward - Songs of Springtime

" ...extremes of joyous excitement ... heart-tearing sadness ...Lovers of British choral music are in for...

BM 0418
English Piano Trios

"This magnificent CD, performed throughout with inspired dedication and recorded with a warmth of presence, is recommended without reservation.....

BM 0423
English Cello Sonatas

"... (the Foulds Sonata) ought to be one of the mainstays of the international cello-piano repertoire ... a mandatory acquisition for anyone w...

BM 0426
York Bowen - String Quartets 2 & 3 / Phantasy Quintet

"...the Archaeus Quartet are sterling advocates of all this rewarding material ... the sound is eminently viv...

BM 0430
Piano Music of Patrick Piggott

"A most welcome and, in its own way, important disc - admirers of British twentieth-century music should certainly acquire it."<...

BM 0431
Songs of Rutland Boughton

"...the chance to hear (Boughton’s songs) is welcome. Bravo to the British Music Society for giving us the opportunity." ...

BM 0432
Arnold Cooke - Three String Sonatas

"A splendid centenary tribute to a neglected British voice...Unfailingly sympathetic performances ...this rewarding disc can be ...