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JMSCD3-Piano Music by Geoffrey Bush

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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

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1   Suite: Epigrams

Marcia - Ostinato - Presto - Siciliana - Rondo - Marcia

4-20
2   Novelette   2-02
3   Nocturne and Toccata Nocturne 3-56
4     Toccata 1-36
5   Sonatina No. 1 Comodo 3-08
6     Molto Moderato 3-46
7     Allegro 2-28
8   Sonatina No. 2   7-37
9 * Whydah Variations on a theme of Balfour Gardiner   11-34
10 * Matthew’s Tunes March - Musical Box - Barcarolle - Hornpipe

4-21

11   Rudi’s Blues   2-24
12   Four Pieces for Piano, Set 2 Vivo 2-08
13     Comodo 2-39
14     Con moto moderato, innocente 1-52
15     Allegretto 2-21
16  

Suite Champêtre

Prélude 2-11
17     Sicilienne 2-17
18     Hornpipe à 1’Anglaise 1-33
19     Marche et Musette 2-00
20     Passacaille 3-04
21     Final 2-38

* multi-track recording

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 69-54

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Four Pieces for Piano, Set 2 - Comodo (1'00")

Reviews

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.

Hi-Fi News

Eric Parkin is the ideal pianist for this music, and he sounds as though he enjoyed the sessions a great deal.

Gramophone

* Recommended in Gramophone Good CD Guide 1998 *

 

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U.K.

£6.00

Last Revision: 30/10/2016