Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 5


Catalogue No: DDV 24140
EAN/UPC: 809730414022
Release Date: April 2009
Genres: ,
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 74:37

An outstanding series continues with this CD containing more exquisitely crafted music from Chisholm – MusicWeb, reviewing Volumes 1 to 4, called this set “one of the musical discoveries and revelations of the 21st century”.

Anyone with a love for piano music should investigate this wonderful art.

All seven volumes available in one low-price bundle!

Track Listing

    Erik Chisholm:

  1. Piobaireachd no. 14: Cluig Pheairt (4:10)
  2. Piobaireachd no. 16 (1:32)
  3. Piobaireachd no. 17: Lament for King George the Third (3:10)
  4. Piobaireachd no. 19 (1:39)
  5. Piobaireachd no. 20: T oo Long in this Condition (5:45)
  6. Piobaireachd no. 21: A Lament for the Harp Tree (3:35)
  7. Piobaireachd no. 22: Squinting Patrick’s Flame of Wrath (2:17)
  8. Piobaireachd no. 23: The Lament for the Children (2:21)
  9. I. Sonatina no. 5 – Menuet (1:46)
  10. II. Sonatina no. 5 – Berceuse (3:07)
  11. III. Sonatina no. 5 – The Jew’s Dance (1:14)
  12. I. Sonatina no. 6 – Basse Dance (2:03)
  13. II. Sonatina no. 6 – Aria (3:32)
  14. III. Sonatina no. 6 – Burlesque (1:19)
  15. I. Cameos – The Sunken Garden (0:51)
  16. II. Cameos – Untitled (0:54)
  17. III. Cameos – Unfinished (1:16)
  18. IV. Cameos – The Spring Lamb (0:40)
  19. V. Cameos – The Blighted Tulip (1:01)
  20. VI. Cameos – The Seven Delicate Sisters (1:02)
  21. VII. Cameos – Moonlit Apples (0:43)
  22. VIII. Cameos – Cargoes (0:42)
  23. IX. Cameos – Tall Poplars (0:49)
  24. X. Cameos – The Wagoner (0:40)
  25. XI. Cameos – Seumas Beg (0:27)
  26. XII. Cameos – The Rainbow (0:56)
  27. I. Sonatine Ecossaise – Allegro con energia (4:23)
  28. II. Sonatine Ecossaise – Lento (2:16)
  29. III. Sonatine Ecossaise – Allegretto (4:12)
  30. Harris Dance (3:36)
  31. Tango (3:04)
  32. Sonata Elektra (4:35)
  33. Dance Bacchanal (4:42)


International Record Review

Your eyebrows may well disappear into your scalp as you discover what the composer is capable of. I found McLachlan’s playing to be effervescent and sensitive in equal measure, always clear in its delineation of the more sinewy strands and yet capable of explosive force where asked… inexorable artistry. The sound on the recording suits the idiom splendidly

” —Mark Tanner
International Piano

The best of it is unlike anything else in music… McLachlan [gives] full-blooded accounts of the more extrovert pieces and fleshes out the thinner ones.

” —Martin Anderson

Chisholm is never content to just take a tune and set it simply; his… classification-resistant… voice is always there. The music is hauntingly evocative and exquisitely delivered by McLachlan. Booklet notes are exemplary. The fine recording captures every nuance of McLachlan’s excellent pianism. Recommended.

” —Colin Clarke

A rich spectrum of expression of emotional power. Outstanding interpretations…the recording quality is perfect, the booklet excellent and I can only repeat that this series of Chisholm’s work can be highly recommended

” —Jürgen Schaarwächter
Musical Pointers

This album maintains the standard of this series, one of the most worth-while integrales in recorded history of pianist/composers. A fine recital programme.

” —Peter Grahame Woolf
MusicWeb International

Erik Chisholm is one of a group of British composers who have been unjustly neglected… his music is original and quiet often groundbreaking. This CD has to be explored slowly and methodically. There is far too much of interest to just play it from the first track to the last. It is virtually impossible to fault this fifth volume of an ongoing series. I have found the recording to be excellent… John Purser’s programme notes are superb. It is altogether a fine production and essential for anyone who is an enthusiast of British piano music. I believe that Erik Chisholm is so important that his music ought to have international status rather than just a local interest. I repeat my assertion that this series of CDs showcase one of the most important ‘musical discoveries and revelations of the Twenty-First Century’

” —John France