JMSCD3-Piano Music by Geoffrey Bush
Geoffrey Bush: Piano Works played by Eric Parkin
Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998) decided to become a composer while a choirboy at Salisbury Cathedral. On the advice of John Ireland he entered successfully for a scholarship at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took degrees in classics and music. This CD includes all the piano music which he thought worthy of preserving. Eric Parkin's performances were rehearsed in close consultation with the composer.
Suite: Epigrams. Novelette. Nocturne and Toccata. Sonatina No. 1. Sonatina No. 2. Whydah Variations. Matthew's Tunes. Rudi's Blues. Four Pieces for Piano Set 2: Vivo, Comodo, Con moto moderato, Allegretto. Suite Champêtre.
Playing time 69:54 - Reference JMSCD3
* multi-track recording
TOTAL PLAYING TIME 69-54
The music of Geoffrey Bush is approachable, tuneful, beguilingly crafted and, above all instantly communicative. Eric Parkin is, as ever, an utterly sympathetic, nimble-fingered exponent and he has the benefit of a clean, truthful recording.
Eric Parkin is the ideal pianist for this music, and he sounds as though he enjoyed the sessions a great deal.
* Recommended in Gramophone Good CD Guide 1998 *
Last Revision: 30/10/2016