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Piers Lane, Niklas Willén - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 21: Kullak & Dreyschock: Piano Concertos (1999)

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Piers Lane, Niklas Willén - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 21: Kullak & Dreyschock: Piano Concertos (1999)

Piers Lane, Niklas Willén, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 21: Kullak & Dreyschock: Piano Concertos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 59:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67086 | Recorded: 1999

Dreyschock and Kullak are today only footnotes in the biographies of those who emerged from the nineteenth century as giants of the musical world, but in their time both artists were very significant indeed.

Piers Lane, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 12: Parry & Stanford: Piano Concertos (1995)

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Piers Lane, Martyn Brabbins - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 12: Parry & Stanford: Piano Concertos (1995)

Piers Lane, Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 12: Hubert Parry & Charles Villiers Stanford: Piano Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 72:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66820 | Recorded: 1995

Parry was indebted to the grand Romantic tradition of the late nineteenth century, and his colourful and exuberant concerto probably lays claim to be the first British piece written in such a style worthy of comparison with contemporary continental models. It is a virtuoso work, extrovertly conceived for piano and undoubtedly written for the technical proficiency of Edward Dannreuther, one of the most important exponents of the grand concerto style in London during the 1870s and 1880s.

Piers Lane, Alun Francis - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 9: Eugen d'Albert: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

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Piers Lane, Alun Francis - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 9: Eugen d'Albert: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

Piers Lane, Alun Francis, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 9: Eugen d'Albert: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 65:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66747 | Recorded: 1994

When d’Albert appeared in 1881 at one of Hans Richter’s concerts in London he played his own Piano Concerto in A, but the work was never published and has not survived. However, from a review in The Musical Times of November 1881 we can reasonably deduce that the Concerto had the traditional three movements. The reviewer stated that it was ‘uncompromising in its pretensions to rank with the chief of its kind; largely developed, ambitious in style and character, and rigidly observant of classical form, while redundant in matter’.

Piers Lane, Jerzy Maksymiuk - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.1: Moritz Moszkowski & Ignacy Paderewski: Piano Concertos (1991)

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Piers Lane, Jerzy Maksymiuk - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.1: Moritz Moszkowski & Ignacy Paderewski: Piano Concertos (1991)

Piers Lane, Jerzy Maksymiuk, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 1: Moritz Moszkowski & Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Piano Concertos (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 72:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66452 | Recorded: 1991

Of the myriad piano concertos composed in the second half of the nineteenth century all but a handful are forgotten. The survivors are played with a regularity that borders on the monotonous—the ubiquitous Tchaikovsky No 1, the Grieg, Saint-Saëns’s Second (in G minor), the two by Brahms and, really, that is just about all there is on offer. Pianists, promoters and record companies play it safe and opt for the familiar. Even a masterpiece can become an unwelcome guest, especially when subjected to an unremarkable outing by yet another indifferent player, as happens so frequently today.

Piers Lane, Bergen PO, Andrew Litton - Eyvind Alnaes & Christian Sinding: Piano Concertos (2007)

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Piers Lane, Bergen PO, Andrew Litton - Eyvind Alnaes & Christian Sinding: Piano Concertos (2007)

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 42: Eyvind Alnæs & Christian Sinding (2007)
Piers Lane, piano; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67555 | Time: 01:05:10

You're going to love this disc. It does everything this wonderful series of "Romantic Piano Concertos" is supposed to: present captivating repertoire in excellent performances. Christian Sinding was a notoriously spotty composer when working in large forms. After all, if you live well into your 80s writing tons of music along the way, but remain famous for one three-minute piano miniature ("Rustle of Spring"), then something's not right. That said, this youthful concerto offsets its tendency to ramble with an abundance of fresh, enjoyable tunes and fistfuls of pianistic fun and games. When the melodies are so attractive it's impossible to deny Sinding his right to dwell on them at length.

Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet - Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets (2020)

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Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet - Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets (2020)

Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet - Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 73:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68329 | Recorded: 2018

Youthful piano quintets from Korngold the arch-Romantic and Bartók in his pre-modernist vein make a fascinating comparison. This album offers a snapshot of early twentieth-century Austro-Hungarian chamber music as represented by two of its most individual voices.

Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

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Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)
Tasmin Little, violin; Piers Lane, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10749 | Time: 01:05:52

Tasmin Little has decided to showcase works by Ottorino Respighi and Richard Strauss in her latest recital album for Chandos. She is joined by the well-respected Australian pianist Piers Lane.

Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)

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Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)

Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67857 | Time: 01:17:58

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE 2011. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE DISC OF THE MONTH. Inspired by the rural beauty of the surroundings at his country retreat in 1917, Edward Elgar embarked on the composition of some of his most inspired and imaginative chamber works. Both the String Quartet and the Piano Quintet are works of great depth and elegance. Their conservative style disregards the compositional trends of the time and displays an unabashed late-romanticism. Elgar wrote: ‘It is full of golden sounds and I like it. But you must not expect anything violently chromatic or cubist.’ The disc features sumptuous playing from the acclaimed Goldner String Quartet, who are joined by pianist Piers Lane for Elgar’s sublime Piano Quintet, a large-scale work of almost orchestral sonority. These masterpieces are accompanied by four previously unrecorded works for solo piano, the last of which was written by Elgar at the age of 72. They are intimate, charming rarities, superbly performed by Lane.

Piers Lane - Ignaz Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (2003) Reissue 2011

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Piers Lane - Ignaz Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (2003) Reissue 2011

Piers Lane - Ignaz Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (2003) Reissue 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55387 | Time: 01:18:04

Given Moscheles contemporary fame it is surprising how much his reputation has faded. He bridged the gap between the Classical and Romantic movements and, though a fine pianist and a sincere and skilled craftsman as a composer, his downfall was surely that his transitional idiom was quickly overshadowed by the Titans of the new Romantic movement such as Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. None of this need concern us now—his music has its own worth, as our recordings of his concertos have shown. This CD brings together all his works that could be described as ‘concert studies’ (it excludes the Op 70 set as these are much more didactic in nature). The Op 95 set is probably his greatest solo piano work and the many foretastes of later composers such as Schumann and Brahms reveal the influence that Moscheles had on later generations. Piers Lane does his customary magnificent job in presenting these studies, most of which are premiere recordings.

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998) [Re-Up]

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Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998) [Re-Up]

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67037 | Time: 01:12:10

Saint-Saens’s Etudes offer an intricate and scintillating panoply of the French school of technique (the basis and prophecy of what Jean-Philippe Collard so mischievously called Marguerite Long’s ‘diggy-diggy-dee’ school of piano playing). Yet as Piers Lane tells us in his alternately wry and delightful accompanying essay (obligatory reading for all lovers of French pianism), they can be as evocative (‘Les cloches de las Palmas’) as they are finger-twisting (‘En forme de valse’, to name but one). The left-hand Etudes, too, given their self-imposed limitation, are a fragile and poetic surprise. In other words Saint-Saens’s Etudes are more comprehensive than their equivalents by, say, Moszkowski or Lazare Levey (superbly recorded by Ilana Vered on Connoisseur Society and Danielle Laval on French EMI, respectively – neither issued in the UK).

Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)

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Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)

Piers Lane - Eugen d'Albert: Solo Piano Music (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66945 | Time: 01:19:31

Here is a superb recital following Piers Lane’s earlier Hyperion release of d’Albert piano concertos (4/96) and, once again, provoking astonishment that music of such quality could have lain neglected for so long. Variety is, indeed, the spice of d’Albert (1864-1932), the legendary, six times married pianist so greatly admired by Liszt. Tending to leave his wives as soon as they bore him children (one for the Freudians), his occasional sense of confusion – including an outburst to Teresa Carreno, his second conquest, “Come quickly, my child and your child are fighting with our child” – hardly detracted from a dazzling career and a series of compositions of a special richness.

Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet - Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020)

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Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet - Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020)

Piers Lane & Goldner String Quartet - Dunhill & Erlanger: Piano Quintets (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:14
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

As companionable, healthy and English as the South Downs on a sunny day’ was an early verdict on Thomas Dunhill's Piano Quintet, one which could equally well apply to both works on this attractive programme.

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)

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Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)

Piers Lane, The Orchestra Now & Leon Botstein - Rubbra & Bliss: Piano Concertos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:27
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Two very different takes on the romantic piano concerto, both equally successful. The Bliss – written in 1939 for the World’s Fair in New York – is extrovert, exuberant and virtuosic, the Rubbra a profound reflection on, and continuation of, the English pastoral tradition.

Piers Lane - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 8: Eugene d'Albert (2010)

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Piers Lane - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 8: Eugene d'Albert (2010)

Piers Lane - Bach Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 8: Eugene d'Albert (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:57 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67709

Some impressive pianism may be found here, both from Piers Lane and prior to that from Eugen d’Albert. The latter was a virtuoso pianist and transcriber, also a composer whose opera Tiefland (1903) has remained popular in Germany. He was, however, born in Glasgow of French and English parents and began his career in England. Eventually he publicly renounced all things Anglo-Saxon, much to the annoyance of his mentor, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and settled in Berlin to concertize, performing the great masters: Bach, interwoven with Spohr and Beethoven.