Richard Rodney Bennett - Piano Concerto • Five Studies for Piano • Capriccio for Piano Duet • Commedia IV

Stephen Kovacevich, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Alexander Gibson, conductor
Richard Rodney Bennett, piano
Richard Rodney Bennett & Thea Musgrave, piano
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.275
UPC/EAN: 5020926027528
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 55.28
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 4: Recorded January 1971
Tracks 5 - 9: Recorded at Kingsway Hall, September 1971, Producer: James Burnett, Engineer: Stanley Goodall
Track 10: No recording information available
Track 11: Recorded at Decca No. 3, December 1974, Producer: Michael Bremner, Engineer: Stanley Goodall


"The excellent notes are by Calum Macdonald. This is among the shortest of the new generation of Lyritas and the repertoire is emblematic of Bennett and of metropolitan 1960s compositional style. Magnificently played and recorded too ..." Rob Barnett, www.musicweb-international.com Click here to read the full review


Piano Concerto (1968) Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936) 24.19
1 I Moderato 8.35
2 II Presto 4.11
3 III Lento 6.41
4 IV Vivo 4.52
Five Studies for Piano (1962 - 4) Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936) 10.29
5 I Flessibile 2.31
6 II Presto, mano destra 1.30
7 III Agitato 1.09
8 IV Recitando, mano sinistra 2.33
9 V Appassionato 2.46
10 Capriccio for Piano Duet (1968) Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936) 6.50
11 Commedia IV (2 trumpets, horn, trombone & tuba) (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936) 13.45