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

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

Piers Lane - Goes To Town (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:05 minutes | 1,25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.

Piers Lane, Tasmanian Symphony, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [Official 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Piers Lane, Tasmanian Symphony, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [Official 24-bit/96 kHz]

Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:23 minutes | 1,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A real rarity from Hyperion's Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic flair rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.

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

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

Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet - Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 73:14 minutes | 1,27 GB
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records, Official Digital Download

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.

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

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

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 77:27 minutes | 1,17 GB
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records, Official Digital Download

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.