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ALWYN, W.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Wass) - 12 Preludes / Contes Barbares / Movements

    

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ALWYN, W.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Wass) - 12 Preludes / Contes Barbares / Movements

Alwyn’s approach to writing for the piano was essentially that of a romantic, born out of the tradition exemplified by Liszt and Rachmaninov, through to the impressionism inherent in the music of Debussy and Ravel. Influences aside, however, Alwyn found his own individual way in writing for the piano, as can be heard from the works presented here. His intuitive writing for the instrument resulted not just in virtuoso pieces for the concert hall, but also sensitive miniatures of a highly expressive nature, along with many educational pieces for examination purposes. As with the previous volume of piano music (8.570359) examples of all these will be found on this recording.


Alwyn, William

  12 Preludes
1.   No. 1 in E - Flat Major 00:02:26
2.   No. 2 in A Major 00:02:06
3.   No. 3 in A Major 00:01:32
4.   No. 4 in F Major 00:01:32
5.   No. 5 in D Major 00:03:36
6.   No. 6 in G and F - Sharp Major 00:02:48
7.   No. 7 in B Major 00:01:52
8.   No. 8 in E - Flat Major 00:01:27
9.   No. 9 in C Major 00:01:12
10.   No. 10 in D Major 00:02:03
11.   No. 11 in D - Flat Major 00:01:09
12.   No. 12 in D Major 00:02:37
  Hunter's Moon
13.   No. 1. Midsummer Magic 00:01:34
14.   No. 2. The Darkening Wood 00:01:55
15.   No. 3. Ride by Night 00:00:50
  2 Irish Pieces
16.   No. 1. From the Countryside 00:02:24
17.   No. 2. Paddy the Fiddler 00:01:05
  Contes Barbares (Homage to Paul Gauguin)
18.   No. 1. Auti te pape (Woman at the River) 00:02:29
19.   No. 2. Le Vivo (Danse Tahitienne) 00:01:44
20.   No. 3. Manao Tupapau (She Dreams of Returning) 00:02:03
21.   No. 4. Dance Fragment 00:00:57
22.   No. 5. Nevermore 00:04:25
23.   No. 6. Te Atua (The Gods) 00:02:31
24.   No. 7. Mahna No Varua Ino (The Devil Speaks) 00:02:11
  Cinderella
25.   Cinderella 00:02:47
  Water Lilies
26.   Water Lilies 00:02:02
  Night Thoughts
27.   Night Thoughts 00:03:46
  Movements
28.   I. Allegro appassionato - Allegro ma non troppo 00:06:20
29.   II. Evocation: Andante rubato 00:03:48
30.   III. The Devil's Reel: Allegro ritmico 00:05:11

Total Playing Time: 01:12:22






Composer(s):
Alwyn, William

Artist(s):
Wass, Ashley

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570464

Barcode: 0747313046478

Physical Release: 09/2008

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