John White, Alun Hoddinott - Works for Piano

Colin Kingsley, piano (White)
Valerie Tryon, piano (Hoddinott)

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: REAM.2108
UPC/EAN: 5020926210821
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD Mono
Number of discs: 2
Total playing time: 84.50
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded May 1960 (White), November 1962 (Hoddinott), The Music Room, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Richard Itter, Producer & Engineer


To date John White has written 166 piano sonatas, 3 operas, 26 symphonies, music for the stage, including commissions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, as well countless scores for vocal and chamber ensembles, electronics and percussion. Cheerfully eclectic, his style exploits various acknowledged influences, among them fellow pianists in his repertoire as a recitalist, such as Satie, Alkan, Schumann, Busoni, Liszt, Rakhmaninov, Sorabji, Scriabin and Medtner
these composers are present in spirit only - there are no direct quotations or attempts at pastiche ...


Disc 1
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1956) John White (b. 1936) 10.50
1 I Allegro marziale 3.59
2 II Lento 3.48
3 III Poco rapido 3.03
4 Piano Sonata No. 5 (1959) John White (b. 1936) 10.20
5 Piano Sonata No. 4 (1959) John White (b. 1936) 14.18
6 Piano Sonata No. 9 (1960) John White (b. 1936) 6.10
Disc 2
Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 17 (1959) Alun Hoddinott (1929 - 2008) 17.18
1 I Andante 3.37
2 II Allegro 3.56
3 III Adagio 4.08
4 IV Allegro assai 5.37
5 Nocturne No. 2 Op. 16 No. 1 (1959) Alun Hoddinott (1929 - 2008) 4.33
Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 27 (1962) Alun Hoddinott (1929 - 2008) 11.15
6 I Moderato 4.08
7 II Adagio 3.44
8 III Allegro 3.23
9 Nocturne No. 1 Op. 9 (1956) Alun Hoddinott (1929 - 2008) 7.28
10 Elegy Op. 18 No. 3 (1959) Alun Hoddinott (1929 - 2008) 2.45