Tenebrae: Piano Music by John McCabe


Catalogue No: MSVCD 92071
EAN/UPC: 5060054460163
Release Date: June 2003
Genres: ,
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 72:06

Eight piano works by McCabe, now one of the most respected figures in British music, played by Gramophone Magazine award nominee Tamami Honma.

Track Listing

    John McCabe:

  1. Variations (9:49)
  2. Intermezzi (6:59)
  3. Study no. 2 (Sostenuto) (8:13)
  4. Study no. 1 (Capriccio) (6:35)
  5. Study no. 4 (Aubade) (6:07)
  6. Tenebrae (18:42)
  7. Study no. 8 (Hommage a Domenico Scarlatti) – Scrunch (4:42)
  8. Study no. 7 (Hommage a Dukas) – Evening Harmonies (9:21)



A splendid release. Make no mistake: Honma is a superb player. The composer provides his imprimatur of her in the booklet, but hearing her one appreciates immediately how technically able and interpretatively alert she is. Very strongly recommended.

” —Guy Rickards
Shropshire Star

[Tenebrae] is an astounding work of breathtaking beauty. Fans of piano music will swoon at the sympathetic and responsive treatment that Honma gives to this magical piece by one of our foremost contemporary composers.

” —Andy Richardson