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.

An indefatigable composer of concertos for various instruments, Malcolm Williamson wrote no fewer than four piano concertos (apparently with himself in mind as soloist), as well as a Concerto in A minor for two pianos and orchestra, and a Sinfonia Concertante in F sharp major for piano, three trumpets, and string orchestra. All six of these works are handsomely recorded by pianist Piers Lane and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Shelley, and this 2014 Hyperion package has been released as a double-CD to accommodate them. Williamson's music is decidedly eclectic, borrowing from popular music and jazz, as well as incorporating many influences of modernism, while maintaining a high degree of accessibility and displaying appealing expressions. Because of the constant changes in approach and style, this package is quite lively and unpredictable, but it gives a good idea of Williamson's fertile imagination. Lane is a vigorous performer, and his playing shows enthusiasm and high energy, which is matched by Shelley when the two perform the Concerto for two pianos. While these works have yet to secure a permanent place in the repertoire, this album goes a long way in bringing attention to this brilliant and exciting body of music.

Tracklist:

01 - Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 1 Poco lento – Allegro – Poco lento
02 - Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 2 Andantino
03 - Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 3 Poco presto
04 - Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 1 Allegro ma non troppo
05 - Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 2 Lento
06 - Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 3 Allegro vivo
07 - Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 1 Allegro con brio
08 - Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 2 Andante lento
09 - Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 3 Allegro con spirito
10 - Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 1 Toccata Allegro
11 - Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 2 Allegro (Allegretto)
12 - Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 3 Molto largo e cantando
13 - Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 4 Ben allegro
14 - Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 1 Crotchet = 76
15 - Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 2 Andante lento
16 - Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 3 Presto
17 - Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 1 Allegro
18 - Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 2 Andante piacevole
19 - Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 3 Allegro vivo con fuoco

Produced by Ben Connellan. Engineered by Veronika Vincze.
Recorded at Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Various dates).

Musicians:
Piers Lane - piano
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - Conducted by Howard Shelley.

Analyzed: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Piers Lane / Williamson - Complete Piano Concertos
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -0.28 dB -21.16 dB 6:52 1/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 1 Poco lento – Allegro – Poco lento
DR13 -7.72 dB -27.79 dB 6:06 2/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 2 Andantino
DR15 -0.25 dB -21.94 dB 5:10 3/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 1 in A major - 3 Poco presto
DR13 -2.32 dB -20.90 dB 7:07 4/9-Williamson Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 1 Allegro ma non troppo
DR18 -3.89 dB -29.64 dB 7:46 5/9-Williamson Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 2 Lento
DR14 -1.10 dB -21.44 dB 4:57 6/9-Williamson Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor - 3 Allegro vivo
DR13 -5.49 dB -22.62 dB 4:23 7/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 1 Allegro con brio
DR16 -7.71 dB -29.59 dB 7:09 8/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 2 Andante lento
DR13 -3.93 dB -22.49 dB 4:13 9/9-Williamson Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor - 3 Allegro con spirito
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2302 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Analyzed: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Piers Lane / Williamson - Complete Piano Concertos
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.05 dB -20.66 dB 7:01 1/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 1 Toccata Allegro
DR15 -0.04 dB -21.47 dB 5:40 2/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 2 Allegro (Allegretto)
DR19 -0.07 dB -25.57 dB 12:32 3/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 3 Molto largo e cantando
DR14 -0.51 dB -20.83 dB 4:51 4/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major - 4 Ben allegro
DR15 -6.28 dB -26.01 dB 5:29 5/10-Williamson Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 1 Crotchet = 76
DR13 -9.63 dB -29.64 dB 5:33 6/10-Williamson Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 2 Andante lento
DR15 -5.21 dB -26.17 dB 6:45 7/10-Williamson Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major - 3 Presto
DR16 -0.10 dB -20.81 dB 5:39 8/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 1 Allegro
DR14 -1.97 dB -22.53 dB 5:44 9/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 2 Andante piacevole
DR17 -0.14 dB -21.96 dB 3:27 10/10-Williamson Piano Concerto No 4 in D major - 3 Allegro vivo con fuoco
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2392 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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