William Sterndale Bennett - Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor • Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor • Caprice

Malcolm Binns, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 1990 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.204
UPC/EAN: 5020926020420
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 65.48
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 4: Recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, 3 December 1986, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley
Tracks 5 - 7: Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, 11 December 1986, Producer: Andrew Cornall, Engineer: John Dunkerley

"Sterndale Bennett wrote six piano concertos during his late teens and early twenties. Each work was written for the composer himself to play, and he must have been a formidable technician, since the piano part often sounds very difficult indeed. Each work has its own distinct character, and though the musical material doesn’t ever reach the highest level, it is always developed with imagination and ingenuity so that interest never slackens…Binns responds whole-heartedly and very sympathetically, and with his usual brilliant technique." AS, Gramophone

"It is to be hoped this release will reawaken interest in the music of William Sterndale Bennett, for it contains much to delight the senses ..." Colin Clarke, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review;

Piano Concerto no.1 in d, Opus 1 William Sterndale Bennett 24.12
1 1. Allegro con brio 12.06
2 2. Andante sostenuto 7.42
3 3. Presto - Scherzo 4.24
4 Caprice in E, Opus 22 William Sterndale Bennett 13.23
Piano Concerto no.3 in c, Opus 9 William Sterndale Bennett 28.15
5 1. Allegro moderato 13.35
6 2. Romanza 7.07
7 3. Allegro agitato 7.33

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