A Golden Treasury Of Historic Pianos - Richard Burnett
Richard Burnett (historic pianos)
A compilation to illustrate the fascinating differences in tone and character of 19th century pianos. We have selected ten instruments from the world famous Finchcocks collection of historic keyboards. Music typical of the age is played by early music pianist and collector, Richard Burnett to show the instruments to best effect. The 15 tracks include works by Haydn, Schubert, Field (Nocturnes), Clementi (Monferrinas), Verdi (with clarinet), Gottschalk, Arne (vocal duet), Weber, Mozart (piano quartet movement), Brahms (clarinet sonata movement), Beethoven (song), Mendelssohn (Songs Without Words). An excellent introduction to the early keyboards and music of the period.
Arne: Fair Aurora, Prithee Stay (from Artaxerxes) The Canterbury Clerkes Beethoven: An die Hoffnung, Op 32 Ian Partridge (tenor) Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1: Andante un poco Adagio Alan Hacker (clarinet) Clementi: Monferrine, Op. 49 Field: Nocturne No. 1 in E flat major Nocturne No. 11 in E flat major Gottschalk, L: Berceuse, RO27 (Op 47) 1860 Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 35 in A flat major, Hob.XVI:43: Moderato Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50: Adagio Piano Sonata No. 12 in A major, Hob.XVI:12: Andante Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song' Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding' Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478: Rondo Members of the Salomon String Quartet Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 4 in A minor, D537: Allegretto quasi andantino Verdi: Romanza from 'La Forza del Destino' Alan Hacker (clarinet) Weber: Flute Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, J.102: Rondo Stephen Preston (flute)