Grainger: Piano Music

Marc-Andre Hamelin

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66884

Release Date:  01 October 1996

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571168845

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    The solo piano music of Percy Grainger comprises about ninety works, many of which are transcriptions of earlier orchestral or instrumental compositions. Grainger was an inveterate arranger and transcriber of music: of his own compositions, of folk-music from around the world, and of works by masters from Bach and Dowland to Fauré and Richard Strauss. Despite his apparently loathing the piano, it being 'an affront to destroy a melodiously conceived idea by trying to fit it into the limitations of two hands and a box full of hammers and strings', the nineteen works in this recital capture all the humour, charm and sheer bravado of such 'dish-ups' as Handel in the Strand, Country Gardens and the rest.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Jutish Medley
      • 2. Colonial Song
      • 3. Molly On The Shore
      • 4. Harvest Hymn
      • 5. A Reel
      • 6. Spoon River
      • 7. Country Gardens
      • 8. Walking Tune
      • 9. Mock Morris
      • 10. Ramble On Love (From Der Rosenkavalier)
      • 11. Shepherd's Hey
      • 12. Irish Tune From County Derry
      • 13. Handel In The Strand
      • 14. A March-Jig
      • 15. The Hunter In His Career
      • 16. Scotch Strathspey And Reel
      • 17. 'The Gum-Suckers' March (From 'In a Nutshell' Ste)
      • 18. The Merry King
      • 19. In Dahomey (Cakewalk Smasher)