Blue Wrens

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Catalogue No: DDA 25017
EAN/UPC: 809730501722
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Release Date: August 2001
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Discs: 1
Sample: Le Gallienne Sonata, mvt 2 - Presto Alla Marcia (extract)

Modern Piano Music from Australia

This disc contains world première recordings of works by some of Australia’s top contemporary composers. Music which is approachable, understandable and destined to become well-loved.

All music on this disc is published by Keys Press, 66 Clotilde Street, Mount Lawley, WA6050, Australia.

Track Listing

    Geoffrey Allen:

  1. I. Three Piano Pieces,op. 23 − no. 1 For the Parson’s Pleasure (3:59)
  2. II. Three Piano Pieces,op. 23 − no. 2 D’Alliance francaise (3:16)
  3. III. Three Piano Pieces,op. 23 − no. 3 Blue Wrens at Amberley (3:59)
  4. Piano Sonata no. 4,op. 29 (10:24)
  5. Felix Werder:

  6. I. Monograph − Movement 1 (3:10)
  7. II. Monograph − Movement 2 (2:38)
  8. III. Monograph − Movement 3 (1:08)
  9. Dorian le Gallienne:

  10. I. Sonata for Piano − Allegro moderato (6:16)
  11. II. Sonata for Piano − Presto alla marcia (4:46)
  12. III. Sonata for Piano − Molto Lento (6:20)
  13. Tim Dargaville:

  14. Night Song (4:45)
  15. Michael Bertram:

  16. I. Sonatina − First Movement (3:16)
  17. II. Sonatina − Second movement (2:32)
  18. III. Sonatina − 3rd movement (2:11)
  19. I. Five Pieces for Piano − no.1 Rumelia (4:34)
  20. II. Five Pieces for Piano − no.2 Ingenu (2:27)
  21. III. Five Pieces for Piano − no. 3 Kinetic (4:29)
  22. IV. Five Pieces for Piano − no. 4 Violet (1:36)
  23. V. Five Pieces for Piano − no.5 Iconoclast (2:40)

Reviews

MusicWeb

Trevor Barnard is an ideal performer in this collection …a very enjoyable cross-selection of accessible and attractive works that repay repeated hearings. Very entertaining and well worth investigating.

” —Hubert Culot
Music Teacher Magazine

[Barnard’s] performance of the works on this CD is excellent and he has captured the style and mood of the works well. For those collecting Australian works this is another ‘must’.

” —Glenn Clark
Fanfare

Trevor Barnard presents this music with power and conviction.

” —Peter Burwasser
MusicWeb

Trevor Barnard plays these often difficult pieces very well, achieving a wonderful full sound. The recording is exemplary. The cover design and full notes (many by the composers) are excellent. The disc is an interesting one and indicates the wealth of composing talent in the Antipodes.

” —Arthur Baker
The Studio

Superbly interpreted by Trevor Barnard, who plays with feeling, sensitivity and enormous conviction… a splendid recording

” —Rita Crews