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Schumann: Fantasie in C major, op 17

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Alec Rowley: Suite for piano

An English Le tombeau de Couperin…

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Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata

“Here the human soul asked mighty questions of its God and had its reply.” C. Hubert H. Parry

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The Piano Sonatas of Alec Rowley

Alec Rowley (1892-1958) was a notable English pianist, composer and teacher. He was for many years professor of piano at Trinity College of Music. His compositions include many suites and shorter pieces for piano, intended for amateur performers, much useful … Continue reading

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Two works by Schumann

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Schubert’s final quartet in a new transcription for piano

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Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet transcribed for piano

The challenge of transcribing Schubert’s chamber music is considerable, for his writing for strings is highly idiomatic and at times certainly not pianistic in design. Yet there are qualities to this music that, when well transcribed, suit the piano almost … Continue reading

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Two transcriptions of Sibelius symphonic poems

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Brahms Three Intermezzi, op 117

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Brahms Six Piano Pieces, op 118

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