EMR CD002 | DETAILS
  EMR CD002
   
  Roger Quilter: COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC
  David Owen Norris (pf)
   
  Released 4 October 2011 | EAN 5 060263 500018
Roger Quilter was born into a wealthy family and, defying all social and professional expectations for a young man with such an upbringing, attended the Frankfurt Conservatory, where he studied piano and composition, and became closely associated with Percy Grainger, Cyril Scott, Norman O'Neill, and Balfour Gardiner: the five were known as the ‘Frankfurt Gang’. Although best known as a song composer, Quilter nevertheless wrote a substantial body of piano music, which is represented on this disc. From the delicious lightness of the Suite from ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ to the musical and emotional depth of ‘Summer Evening’, this is music that is exuberant in its variety.
TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO EXTRACTS
     
Roger Quilter (1877–1953)
THREE STUDIES, op.4
   
1. Molto allegro con moto  
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2. Molto allegro amabile  
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3. Vivace misterioso  
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THREE PIECES, op.16    
4. Dance in the Twilight  
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5. Summer Evening  
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6. At a Country Fair  
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TWO IMPRESSIONS, op.19    
7. In a Gondola  
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8. Lanterns  
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FOUR COUNTRY PIECES, op.27    
9. Shepherd Song  
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10. Goblins  
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11. Forest Lullaby  
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12. Pipe and Tabor  
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SUITE FROM ‘WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS’ (World Première recording)    
13. Rosamund & Will o’ the Wisp  
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14. Goblin Forest  
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15. Moonlight on the Lake  
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16. Fairy Revels  
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REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD