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IRELAND, J.: Piano Concerto / Legend / Rhapsody / A Sea Idyll (Lenehan, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wilson)


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IRELAND, J.: Piano Concerto / Legend / Rhapsody / A Sea Idyll (Lenehan, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wilson)

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 (8.553700, 8.553889 and 8.570461) to universal admiration: ‘Lenehan offers a uniquely vital and dramatic reading of the sonata.’ (MusicWeb International on Vol. 3)

Ireland, John

  Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major
1.   I. In tempo moderato 00:09:09
2.   II. Lento espressivo 00:07:36
3.   III. Allegretto giocoso 00:08:05
4.   Legend 00:13:14
  First Rhapsody in F-Sharp Minor
5.   First Rhapsody in F - Sharp Minor 00:12:07
6.   Pastoral 00:04:45
  Indian Summer
7.   Indian Summer 00:02:17
  A Sea Idyll
8.   I. Poco andante 00:04:09
9.   II. Allegro appassionato 00:04:41
10.   III. Mesto 00:03:39
  3 Dances
11.   No. 1. Gypsy Dance 00:01:59
12.   No. 2. Country Dance 00:03:27
13.   No. 3. Reapers' Dance 00:01:52

Total Playing Time: 01:17:00

Ireland, John

Wilson, John

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Lenehan, John

Label: Naxos

Series: British Piano Concertos

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572598

Barcode: 747313259878

Physical Release: 10/2011

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