Ireland - Piano Concerto, Piano Works | Naxos 8572598

Ireland - Piano Concerto, Piano Works

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572598

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th September 2011

Contents

Artists

John Lenehan (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

John Wilson

Works

Ireland, John

A Sea Idyll
Dances (3)
Indian Summer
Legend
Pastoral
Piano Concerto in E flat major
Rhapsody

Artists

John Lenehan (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

John Wilson

About

John Ireland’s radiant Piano Concerto was written for his protégée Helen Perkin, and is infused with her sense of vitality. The result is a brilliant work of high spirits and expressive longing. Perkin also premièred Legend, a dark, brooding evocation of the ancient landscape of Harrow Hill on the Sussex Downs.

Of the solo piano works, the First Rhapsody is earlier, virtuosic and in the Lisztian tradition, whereas Indian Summer is a rural postcard of beguiling simplicity.

John Lenehan has recorded three volumes of Ireland’s solo piano music to universal admiration: ‘Lenehan offers a uniquely vital and dramatic reading of the sonata.’ (MusicWeb International on Vol.3).

World Première Recordings of Pastoral and Indian Summer.
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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