William Alwyn: Piano Music 1

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc, Vol. 1 in Ashley Wass' recordings of the complete solo piano works of William Alwyn, contains 31 of the English composer's 150 individual works for the instrument. Most of the music here comes from the interwar period, starting with the very early and intensely atmospheric "April Morn," written between 1924 and 1926, though the best of it comes from the postwar period starting with the rhythmic "Sonata alla toccata" from 1945-1946 and the moving "Fantasy Waltzes" from 1954-1955. As in his previous recordings of solo piano works of Bax and Bridge, Wass' virtuosity and sympathy for the music are on the highest level. Wass brings out the tenderness of "Green ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc, Vol. 1 in Ashley Wass' recordings of the complete solo piano works of William Alwyn, contains 31 of the English composer's 150 individual works for the instrument. Most of the music here comes from the interwar period, starting with the very early and intensely atmospheric "April Morn," written between 1924 and 1926, though the best of it comes from the postwar period starting with the rhythmic "Sonata alla toccata" from 1945-1946 and the moving "Fantasy Waltzes" from 1954-1955. As in his previous recordings of solo piano works of Bax and Bridge, Wass' virtuosity and sympathy for the music are on the highest level. Wass brings out the tenderness of "Green Hills" of 1935 as well as bringing out the whimsy of "Harvest Home" of 1938 or the structural imagination of the "Sonata alla toccata." Anyone who already knows Alwyn's symphonies and concertos will find much to enjoy here -- and, given the quality of the music and the appeal of the performance, anyone who doesn't already know them probably will, too. Naxos' recording is cool, clear, and full.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2007
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313035977
  • Catalog Number: 8570359
  • Sales rank: 302,704

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Sonata alla toccata, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (9:53)
  2. 2 Green Hills, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (3:05)
  3. 3 Cricketty Mill, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (4:18)
  4. 6–7 Prelude and Fugue formed on an Indian Scale, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (3:50)
  5. 7 Haze of Noon, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (2:46)
  6. 9–12 Harvest Home, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (5:48)
  7. 13–16 Fancy Free, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (5:16)
  8. 17–20 April Morn, for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (3:31)
  9. 21–31 Fantasy-Waltzes (11) for piano - William Alwyn & William Alwyn (35:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashley Wass Primary Artist
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