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 | 1,27 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.

Australian-British pianist Piers Lane designates this release as a collection of his most-played encores, restricting that group to the 20th century in order to have any hope of making coherent sense of them. The album works reasonably well in fulfilling his intention. Encores used to carry a bit of an air of mystery, of "what in the world is that?" to be explained verbally by the pianist from the stage, and Lane resurrects this concept with a group of intriguing short pieces that have been very little played. Some are from his native Australia; some are from forgotten corners of the popular tradition; some, like Sigfrid Karg-Elert's Arabesque No. 1 in G flat major, Op. 5 ("Filigran"), are simply pieces that have fallen out of fashion. As such, the album is worthwhile, but it's even more fun as a reconstruction of something that would have been fairly common 75 years ago but is rare nowadays: a performance that mixes classical and popular traditions without turning much at all to jazz. An old British pop song by Billy Mayerl, an arrangement of an Irish tune by Percy Grainger, a novelty American piano piece by Zez Confrey (and not the still-common Kitten on the Keys), and various humorous pieces all are worth new hearings and work very well beside late Romantic standards and new virtuoso works written for Lane (one his by his father), who tosses everything off with aplomb and wit. The whole thing is a completely different kind of encores album; it is a great deal of fun; and it is very nicely recorded at Britain's Potton Hall.

Tracklist:

01 - Four Musical Sketches for Piano - 2. Down Longford Way
02 - Suite - 4. Toccata
03 - Toccata for Piers Lane
04 - Ballerina
05 - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147 - 10. Jesu, joy of man's desiring
06 - Marigold
07 - Naila Waltz
08 - Six Romances, Op 38 - 3. Margaritki 'Daisies'
09 - Dizzy Fingers
10 - Barcarolles
11 - A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
12 - Nocturne No 4 in C minor 'Bal fantome'
13 - Bach goes to town 'Prelude and Fugue in swing' - 1. Prelude
14 - Bach goes to town 'Prelude and Fugue in swing' - 2. Fugue
15 - Jamaican Rumba
16 - Save the Animals Suite - 3. The Tiger Tango
17 - Variations on a well-known theme
18 - Arabesque No 1 in G flat major 'Filigran', Op 5
19 - Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'
20 - Irish tune from County Derry

Analyzed: Piers Lane / Goes To Town
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -3.51 dB -24.00 dB 2:33 01-Four Musical Sketches for Piano - 2. Down Longford Way
DR12 -2.35 dB -19.40 dB 4:31 02-Suite - 4. Toccata
DR12 -4.07 dB -20.50 dB 1:53 03-Toccata for Piers Lane
DR13 -3.65 dB -26.19 dB 4:39 04-Ballerina
DR14 -4.54 dB -27.39 dB 4:03 05-Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147 - 10. Jesu, joy of man's desiring
DR12 -8.88 dB -26.40 dB 2:58 06-Marigold
DR13 -0.10 dB -19.20 dB 7:29 07-Naila Waltz
DR13 -11.97 dB -30.45 dB 2:32 08-Six Romances, Op 38 - 3. Margaritki 'Daisies'
DR13 -8.13 dB -24.06 dB 1:57 09-Dizzy Fingers
DR16 -7.00 dB -28.40 dB 5:42 10-Barcarolles
DR12 -5.61 dB -24.40 dB 3:33 11-A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
DR13 -14.10 dB -33.44 dB 1:36 12-Nocturne No 4 in C minor 'Bal fantome'
DR11 -6.64 dB -21.01 dB 1:25 13-Bach goes to town 'Prelude and Fugue in swing' - 1. Prelude
DR11 -4.97 dB -20.31 dB 1:39 14-Bach goes to town 'Prelude and Fugue in swing' - 2. Fugue
DR11 -9.37 dB -25.47 dB 1:01 15-Jamaican Rumba
DR14 -3.61 dB -23.65 dB 3:20 16-Save the Animals Suite - 3. The Tiger Tango
DR14 -0.60 dB -20.15 dB 14:13 17-Variations on a well-known theme
DR14 -4.78 dB -24.92 dB 2:57 18-Arabesque No 1 in G flat major 'Filigran', Op 5
DR12 -0.47 dB -17.41 dB 4:28 19-Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'
DR13 -5.93 dB -25.31 dB 3:36 20-Irish tune from County Derry
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Number of tracks: 20
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2183 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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