Michael Tippett, Iain Hamilton, William Wordsworth - Works for Piano

Margaret Kitchin, piano

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: REAM.2106
UPC/EAN: 5020926210620
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD Mono
Number of discs: 2
Total playing time: 92.55
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded July 1958 (Tippett & Hamilton), April 1959 & July 1960 (Wordsworth), The Music Room, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Richard Itter, Producer & Engineer


Pianist Margaret Kitchin (1914-2008) was a child prodigy who later specialised in modern and contemporary music, making BBC broadcasts of this repertoire for over 20 years. She championed many British composers, including Peter Racine Fricker, Iain Hamilton, Elizabeth Lutyens, Thea Musgrave, Alexander Goehr, Priaulx Rainier, Humphrey Searle, Alan Bush, Richard Rodney Bennett and Michael Tippett, whose Second Piano Sonata is dedicated to her. The first of her few commercial recordings consisted of the Tippett and Hamilton sonatas presented here, originally released on a Lyrita LP in 1959.


Disc 1
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1937 rev. 1954) Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998) 21.42
1 I Allegro con variazioni 7.48
2 II Andante tranquillo 5.22
3 III Presto 3.49
4 IV Rondo giocoso con moto 4.47
Piano Sonata, Op. 13 (1951) Iain Hamilton (1922 - 2000) 19.29
5 I Maestoso Allegro appassionato 8.04
6 II Adagio 6.02
7 III Allegro 5.23
Disc 2
Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op. 13 (1939) William Wordsworth (1908 - 1988) 28.14
1 I Maestoso - Allegro deciso 14.02
2 II Largamente e calmato - 7.00
3 III Allegro molto 7.12
Cheesecombe Suite, Op. 27 (1945) William Wordsworth (1908 - 1988) 14.03
4 I Prelude 4.22
5 II Scherzo 1.11
6 III Nocturne 6.25
7 IV Fughetta 2.05
8 Ballade, Op. 41 (1949) William Wordsworth (1908 - 1988) 9.14