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BLAKE, H.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quartet / Penillion / Jazz Dances (Mitchell, Rothstein, Essex, Willison, Blake)

    
      

 

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BLAKE, H.: Violin Sonata / Piano Quartet / Penillion / Jazz Dances (Mitchell, Rothstein, Essex, Willison, Blake)

In addition to his distinguished career as a pianist and conductor, Howard Blake is a popular and prolific composer who has received an OBE for services to music. Besides film scores (which include the extraordinarily successful and popular The Snowman), choral, orchestral and instrumental works, ballets and opera, his output includes much chamber music. This disc presents world première recordings of four important works; the virtuosic Violin Sonata, the hauntingly beautiful Penillion, the sunshine-filled Piano Quartet with its touching slow movement, and the Jazz Dances, which, in the composer’s words, ‘pay mischievous but affectionate homage to the rhythmic intricacies of popular dance forms’.


Blake, Howard

  Violin Sonata, Op. 586 (2007 version of Op. 169)
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:07:30
2.   Play with flash player II. Lento 00:07:07
3.   Play with flash player III. Presto 00:09:05
  Penillion, Op. 571
4.   Play with flash player Theme: Moderato 00:01:44
5.   Play with flash player Variation 1: Vivo 00:00:36
6.   Play with flash player Variation 2: L'istesso tempo 00:00:37
7.   Play with flash player Variation 3: Meno mosso (ritmico) 00:01:01
8.   Play with flash player Variation 4: Allegro 00:00:56
9.   Play with flash player Variation 5: Lento (misterioso) 00:01:16
10.   Play with flash player Variation 6: Moderato (grazioso) 00:01:44
11.   Play with flash player Theme: Tempo primo (tranquillo) 00:01:36
  Piano Quartet, Op. 179
12.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:07:21
13.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo: Presto 00:05:26
14.   Play with flash player III. Lento 00:07:38
15.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro ritmico 00:06:48
  Jazz Dances, Op. 520a
16.   Play with flash player No. 1. Parade: Allegro molto ritmico 00:01:05
17.   Play with flash player No. 2. Slow Ragtime: Larghetto 00:01:25
18.   Play with flash player No. 3. Jump: Molto animato 00:00:59
19.   Play with flash player No. 4. Medium Rock: Tempo giusto 00:01:55
20.   Play with flash player No. 5. Folk Ballad: Lento 00:02:09
21.   Play with flash player No. 6. Boogie: Presto 00:01:05
22.   Play with flash player No. 7. Jazz Waltz: Allegretto triste 00:02:10
23.   Play with flash player No. 8. Cha - cha: Moderato 00:01:49
24.   Play with flash player No. 9. Galop: Presto 00:01:11

Total Playing Time: 01:14:13






Composer(s):
Blake, Howard

Artist(s):
Blake, Howard; Essex, Kenneth; Mitchell, Madeleine; Rothstein, Jack; Willison, Peter

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.572083

Barcode: 0747313208371

Release Date: 11/2008

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