The Peter Jacobs Anthology: Twentieth Century British Piano Music


Peter Jacobs piano

HTGCD 159 – 5060332662647

1 CD

A wonderful collection of British piano music from the twentieth century, collated by Peter Jacobs. Over a period of 60 years, Jacobs has collected a vast array of British piano music – from these works Jacobs makes a personal selection of those he considers most interesting. Many of the pieces included receive a world premiere recording. The music spans from 1905 to 1993 and features well-known and lesser-known composers.

Martin Shaw: Roundabouts (1925)    

Arthur Bliss: Polonaise from Suite for Piano (1926)    

Walter Leigh: Eclogue (1940)    

John Mayer: Three Pieces from Calcutta-Nagar (1993)

Roger Quilter: Summer Evening (1916)

Matyas Seiber: Scherzando Capriccioso (1953)

Any Woodferne-Finden: Kashmiri Song (1903)   

Herbert Howells: Procession (1920)

Arthur Benjamin: Scherzino (1936)

Humphrey Searle: Vigil (France 1940-1944) {1944}

Hubert Parry: Scherzo in F (1922)

Cyril Scott: Egyptian Boat Song (1913)    

Sterndale Bennett: Presto Agitato in F-Sharp Minor   

Raymond Warren: Monody (1977)   

William Baines: Seven Preludes (1919)

Benjamin Britten: Moderato from Sonatina Romantica (1940)

Ronald Stevenson: A Wheen Tunes for Bairns Tae Spiel (1967)

Arnold Bax: Winter Waters (1915)   

Trevor Hold: Tango (1975)


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    ‘Peter Jacobs has been one of the British music scene’s greatest assets for some four decades now, unearthing, performing and recording with consummate skill and sensitivity an extraordinary range of unjustly neglected repertoire……….This immensely attractive and varied recital is entirely typical of what Jacobs is all about.’ Records International

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    ‘This is a great conspectus of rarely heard British Piano Music. Fascinating from the first note to the last.’ John France, MusicWeb International

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    ‘Peter Jacobs has a long and eminently honourable record of championing English piano music, from the days when it was even less fashionable than it is now: so, if anyone has earned the right to record an anthology of personal favourites, he has……..It goes without saying that the performances are impeccable, the sound is excellent and the notes informative. Recommended.’ Kevin Mandrey, British Music Society

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