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Piers Lane Goes To Town [Piers Lane] [Hyperion: CDA67967]


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  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Various
  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00DOVXMQQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,927 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. KATHARINE PARKER (18861971) Down Longford Way No 2 of Four Musical Sketches for Piano [2'34]
2. ALAN LANE (19322002) Toccata Movement 4 of Suite [4'31]
3. ANTHONY DOHENY (b1938) Toccata for Piers Lane [1'53]
4. JOHN IRELAND (18791962) Ballerina [4'39]
5. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (16851750), arr DAME MYRA HESS (18901965) Jesu, joy of mans desiring [4'03]
6. BILLY MAYERL (19021959) Marigold [2'58]
7. LÉO DELIBES (18361891), arr ERNO DOHNÁNYI (18771960) Naila Waltz [7'29]
8. SERGEI RACHMANINOV (18731943) Daisies Op 38 No 3 [2'32]
9. ZEZ CONFREY (18951971) Dizzy Fingers [1'57]
10. MARK SAYA (b1954) Barcarolles [5'42]
11. MANNING SHERWIN (19021974), arr REGIS DANILLON (b1949) A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square [3'33]
12. FRANCIS POULENC (18991963) Nocturne No 4 in C minor Bal fantôme [1'36]
13. ALEC TEMPLETON (19101963) Bach goes to town Prelude and Fugue in swing | Prelude [1'25]
14. ALEC TEMPLETON (19101963) Bach goes to town Prelude and Fugue in swing | Fugue [1'39]
15. ARTHUR BENJAMIN (18931960) Jamaican Rumba [1'01]
16. ROBERT KEANE (b1948) The Tiger Tango from Save the Animals Suite [3'20]
17. ANTONY HOPKINS (b1921) Variations on a well-known theme [14'13]
18. SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (18771933) Arabesque No 1 in G flat major Filigran Op 5 [2'57]
19. DUDLEY MOORE (19352002) Beethoven Parody And the same to you [4'28]
20. PERCY GRAINGER (18821961) Irish tune from County Derry [3'38]

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Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess's unforgettable arrangement of Bach's Jesu, joy of man's desiring to Dudley Moore's equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche. This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland's Ballerina and Mark Saya's Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.

Review

Lane in wonderful, debonair mode here, sparkling through a personal encore selection from Jamaican Rumba to a toccata by his own father! and from Myra Hess to Dudley Moore. ***** --BBC Music Magazine, Nov'13

Virtuoso pianist Piers Lane's album of favourite encores spans everything from Rachmaninov and Myra Hess to Billy Mayerl and Dudley Moore. *** --Sinfini Music, 09/10/13

The playing throughout is first class: witty where it needs to be, reflective and joyous elsewhere.this is one of those discs with which you can while away an evening, not caring if it has looped back to the beginning for the fourth time. IRR OUTSTANDING --IRR, Oct'13

This superbly recorded disc is Lane's love letter to the piano. I wish more pianists would share their guilty pleasure like this. --Gramophone, Oct'13

The playing throughout is first class: witty where it needs to be, reflective and joyous elsewhere.this is one of those discs with which you can while away an evening, not caring if it has looped back to the beginning for the fourth time. IRR OUTSTANDING --IRR, Oct'13

Critics Choice 2013 --Gramophone, Dec'13

The playing throughout is first class: witty where it needs to be, reflective and joyous elsewhere.this is one of those discs with which you can while away an evening, not caring if it has looped back to the beginning for the fourth time. IRR OUTSTANDING --IRR, Oct'13

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Astute Listener on 17 Sep 2013
Review on [...] by Colin Anderson, September 2013:
Piers Lane, one of the most versatile pianists around, presents many sides of himself in a selection of pieces that may seem topsy-turvy, incongruous even, but there are some wonderful and brilliant things here to be re-united with or discovered, and each piece is superbly played, with complete identification, and beautifully recorded too - just like a piano should sound, with all of Lane's colours, dynamics and inflections faithfully relayed.
Lane himself writes a generous and informative booklet note, and clearly much thought has gone into the choosing and then the ordering of the nineteen miniatures played; of course one can dip in at one's fancy, or choose a personal order, or simply press "shuffle" and let the CD player do the rest. Listened to the Lane way, we have Billy Mayerl following J. S. Bach, Rachmaninov and Zez Confrey rubbing shoulders while Arthur Benjamin rumbas and Robert Keane tangos ... and the disc would not have been complete without Dudley Moore.
The disc opens in what might be thought over-contemplative mood, the chorale-like piece by Katharine `Kitty' Parker (1886-1971), but it's lovely music, sweet and seductive; 70 minutes later its counterpart will be Percy Grainger's Irish tune from County Derry (aka `Londonderry Air' or `Danny Boy') - both of which Lane presents with the utmost sensitivity. Alan Lane (1932-2002) is the pianist's father; his Toccata bustles with life and incident, and may perhaps suggest the piano music of Manuel de Falla. Even faster, in terms of tempo, is another Toccata, that by Anthony Doheny (born 1938), a capricious caper tailor-made for its dedicatee's dazzling display.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hugh Homan on 22 Nov 2013
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A very entertaining and enjoyable disc. Piers Lane's programming is eclectic but it all works. Something to put on shuffle for the rest of the day......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kargelert on 9 Jan 2014
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I reviewed this for a Newsletter; it's a most attractive selection of party pieces, as the performer says. A bonus was the charming Karg-Elert Arabesque, which had such an appeal for Piers Lane, even at the age of 12. Strongly recommended for anyone who wants to enlarge his experience of piano music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michele on 4 Jan 2014
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arrived on time and gave continuous delight to all who heard it in the house and is now a favourite fixture on the CD player.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddy Rivers on 3 Nov 2013
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Piers Lane gives each item on this disc the attention he would give to a classical piano piece. A delightful and entertaining program consisting of light piano pieces as well as more serious works. A favourite is the rarely performed Delibes/Dohnanyi version of the "Naila" waltz-very tricky to play!
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