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.
Oeuvres de Parker, Lane, Doheny, Ireland, Bach, Mayerl, Delibes, Rachmaninov, Confrey, Sherwin, Benjamin... / Piers Lane, piano