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Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet – Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet – Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:14 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Hyperion Records

As companionable, healthy and English as the South Downs on a sunny day’ was an early verdict on Thomas Dunhill’s Piano Quintet, one which could equally well apply to both works on this attractive programme.

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Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein – Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein – Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:17:27 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Hyperion Records

Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss – written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York – is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

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Tasmin Little & Piers Lane – British Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tasmin Little & Piers Lane – British Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:02 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

Tasmin Little and Piers Lane complete their three album overview of British violin sonatas with works by York Bowen, John Ireland, William Alwyn, Eric Coates, and the world premiere recording of James Francis Brown’s The Hart’s Grace. Composed for the inaugural Hertfordshire Festival of Music, the work was premiered by Tasmin in Hertford in June 2016. The central premise of The Hart’s Grace is the emotional transformation experienced by a restless observer when encountering the almost magical, elusive freedom of the deer.

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Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane – Bartok & Korngold: Piano Quintets (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane – Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:58 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Hyperion Records

Youthful piano quintets from Korngold the arch-Romantic and Bartók in his pre-modernist vein make a fascinating comparison. This album offers a snapshot of early twentieth-century Austro-Hungarian chamber music as represented by two of its most individual voices.

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Piers Lane – Hill & Boyle – The Romantic Piano Concerto 69 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Piers Lane – Hill & Boyle – The Romantic Piano Concerto 69 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:05 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: hyperion-records | Digital Booklet |  © Hyperion Records

Alfred Hill and George Boyle enjoyed distinguished careers in their native Australia and abroadBoyle’s students in New York included Copland and Barberthough both are all-too-little known today. The piano concerto and sonata by Hillthe ‘grand old man’ of Australian musical life at the timeare effectively the same work, the one an orchestral expansion of the other.

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Piers Lane – Goes to Town (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Piers Lane – Goes to Town (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 76:08 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: June 2012 at Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom


Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.
This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.

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