York Bowen, Franz Reizenstein - Works for Piano

York Bowen, piano
Franz Reizenstein, piano

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: REAM.2105
UPC/EAN: 5020926210524
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD Mono
Number of discs: 2
Total playing time: 93.50
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded May 1960 (Bowen), October 1958 (Reizenstein), The Music Room, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Richard Itter, Producer & Engineer


Bowen did much to extend the repertoire of the viola, but the piano dominated his output to a remarkable degree for a 20th century British composer. Sorabji described the 24 Preludes (1938) as "the finest English piano music written in our time".


Disc 1
Ten Preludes Op. 102 (pub. 1950) York Bowen (1884 - 1961) 21.29
1 No.1 in C major: Moderato appassionato 1.05
2 No. 2 in C major: Andante tranquillo 2.15
3 No. 15 in G major: Allegretto grazioso 1.46
4 No. 16 in G minor: Moderato semplice 2.34
5 No. 10 in E minor: Moderato, a capriccio 1.26
6 No. 24 in B minor: Moderato serioso e tragico 4.29
7 No. 7 in E-flat major: Andante amabile 2.06
8 No. 8 in E-flat minor: Poco lento, serioso 2.25
9 No. 19 in A major: Andantino con moto 1.51
10 No. 20 in A minor: Allegro con fuoco 1.32
Partita Op. 156 (1960) York Bowen (1884 - 1961) 9.16
11 Prelude 1.41
12 Gavotte 1.33
13 Sarabande 2.29
14 Minuet 1.19
15 Gigue 2.14
16 Berceuse Op. 83 (1928) York Bowen (1884 - 1961) 3.43
Suite Mignonne Op. 39 (1915) York Bowen (1884 - 1961)
17 III Moto Perpetuo 2.54
18 Toccata in A minor Op. 155 (1957) York Bowen (1884 - 1961) 4.43
Disc 2
Piano Sonata in B Op. 19 (1944) Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968) 26.23
1 I Introduzione, Molto moderato - Allegro vivace 11.00
2 II Molto adagio 7.55
3 III Finale alla Rondo (nella maniera di fugato) 7.28
4 Legend Op. 24 (1949) Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968) 5.34
5 Scherzo Fantastique Op. 26 (1950) Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968) 9.01
6 Impromptu Op. 14 (1939) Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968) 5.07
7 Scherzo in A Op. 21 (1945) Franz Reizenstein (1911 - 1968) 5.28