British Piano Collection Volume I

£19.00

Peter Jacobs

HTGCD 405 – 5060332662074

4 CDs

Pianist, Peter Jacobs, has enjoyed a long and successful career and has made a substantial contribution to championing and popularising British piano music of the twentieth century. Heritage is pleased to bring many of his ground-breaking recordings to market in two boxes, the first of which focusses on the music of Parry, Stanford and Vaughan Williams. The four CDs were all well-received on first release as follows:

Description

CD1 PARRY: Shulbrede Tunes; Theme and Nineteen Variations in D Minor; Hands across the Centuries: Suite for Piano

CD 2 STANFORD: Twenty-Four Preludes Set I, Op. 163; Six Characteristic Pieces, Op. 132

CD 3 STANFORD: Twenty-Four Preludes Set II, Op. 179; Three Rhapsodies Op. 92

CD 4 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lake in the Mountains; Six Little Pieces (Teaching Pieces); Hymn Tune Prelude on ‘Song 13’ (Orlando Gibbons); Suite in G Major (Suite of Six Short Pieces); Choral and Choral Prelude (Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ – Lord Jesus Christ with us abide)    

Reviews

  1. admin

    ‘Jacobs proves an imperious advocate of Stanford’s ambitious inspiration and the sound quality is decent too. Well worth investigating.’
    Gramophone

  2. admin

    ‘Peter Jacobs is a sympathetic interpreter who gives the lie to the usual line that VW could not write for piano’
    Gramophone

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