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James Willshire – Cecil Coles, Gustav Holst: Piano Music (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

James Willshire – Cecil Coles, Gustav Holst: Piano Music (2021)
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Behind the lines of the Western Front, the young Scottish composer Cecil Coles sent his friend and mentor Gustav Holst a score, stained with mud and blood. Only one movement survived: the rest was believed destroyed by enemy action.Four months later Coles himself was killed in battle rescuing injured comrades.

James Willshire’s groundbreaking survey of his piano music reveals a composer finding his voice in pre-war Britain, France and Germany, a poignant and distinctive blend of ‘happy–sad’, as Nigel Osborne’s perceptive notes describe it.After the war, Holst’s own work shows him returning to his fascination with folk music with ‘fresh ears of almost shocking clarity’, in harmonic experiments that parallel those of Bartók.

The recital culminates in a compelling performance of Iain Farrington’s new arrangement of one of Holst’s orchestral masterpieces, a bleak, ambitious depiction of Thomas Hardy’s ‘untameable, inviolate’ Egdon Heath.

Tracklist:

1. Variations on an Original Theme: Thema. Andante con moto (01:22)
2. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 1. Poco più mosso (00:42)
3. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 2. Scherzoso (00:44)
4. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 3. Maestoso ma allegro (01:01)
5. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 4. Andante serioso ed espressivo (02:50)
6. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 5. Allegro giusto (01:00)
7. Five Sketches: I. Prelude (01:36)
8. Five Sketches: II. Her Picture (01:51)
9. Five Sketches: III. Little Study (01:04)
10. Five Sketches: IV. Phantom (01:30)
11. Five Sketches: V. Retrospect (01:24)
12. Valse in D Major (02:55)
13. Sonata in C Minor: I. Allegro (07:56)
14. Sonata in C Minor: II. Andante con moto (04:24)
15. Trianon Gavotte (02:04)
16. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Theme. Poco andante (00:42)
17. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 1 (00:24)
18. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 2. Poco allegro (00:18)
19. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 3. Vivo (00:20)
20. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 4. Maestoso (00:57)
21. Five Little Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 5. Grazioso (00:41)
22. Triste et Gai, Op. 10 (04:17)
23. Toccata, H. 153 (02:33)
24. Folk Song Fragments, Op. 46 No. 2, H. 166: I. O I Hae Seen the Roses Blaw (03:06)
25. Folk Song Fragments, Op. 46 No. 2, H. 166: II. The Shoemakker (00:51)
26. Chrissemas Day in the Morning, Op. 46 No. 1, H. 165 (02:58)
27. Two Pieces for Piano, H. 179: I. Nocturne (03:43)
28. Two Pieces for Piano, H. 179: II. Jig (02:52)
29. Egdon Heath: A Homage to Thomas Hardy, Op. 47, H. 172 (Arr. Iain Farrington) (12:25)

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