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Piano Music by William Alwyn

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  1. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 1 in A-Flat Major. Tempo rubato e capriccioso $0.99 on iTunes
  2. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 2 in B-Flat Major. Scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  3. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 3 in E Minor. Moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  4. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 4 in B Major. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  5. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 5 in A-Flat Major. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  6. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 6 in C Major. Allegro giocoso $0.99 on iTunes
  7. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 7 in A Minor. Lento $0.99 on iTunes
  8. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 8 in G Major. Vivace, ma ritmico $0.99 on iTunes
  9. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 9 in C Minor. Lento e lugubre $0.99 on iTunes
  10. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 10 in F-Sharp Major. in tempo piacevole $0.99 on iTunes
  11. W. Alwyn — Fantasy Waltzes: No. 11 in A Major. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. W. Alwyn — Piano Sonatina: I. Allegro moderato - Più lento Maestoso - Più mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  13. W. Alwyn — Piano Sonatina: II. Molto adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  14. W. Alwyn — Piano Sonatina: III. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  15. W. Alwyn — Funeral Rites for the Death of an Artist $0.99 on iTunes
  16. W. Alwyn — Bicycle Ride $0.99 on iTunes
  17. W. Alwyn — Piece for Piano $0.99 on iTunes
  18. W. Alwyn — Sonata alla toccata: I. Maestoso. Allegro ritmico e jubilante $0.99 on iTunes
  19. W. Alwyn — Sonata alla toccata: II. Andante con moto e semplice $0.99 on iTunes
  20. W. Alwyn — Sonata alla toccata: III. Molto vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  21. W. Alwyn — The Weather Vane: I. The Weather Prophet $0.99 on iTunes
  22. W. Alwyn — The Weather Vane: II. The West Wind $0.99 on iTunes
  23. W. Alwyn — The Weather Vane: III. From the East $0.99 on iTunes
  24. W. Alwyn — The Weather Vane: IV. The Sunny South $0.99 on iTunes
  25. W. Alwyn — The Weather Vane: V. The North Wind Doth Blow $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Fantasy-Waltzes (11) for piano
>Carwithen, Doreen : Sonatina for piano
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Funeral Rites for the Death of an Artist, for piano
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Bicycle Ride, for piano
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Piece for piano
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Sonata alla toccata, for piano
>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Weather Vane, for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Following highly acclaimed cycles of the piano music of Frank Bridge and John Ireland, Mark Bebbington's new release for SOMM (and his 31st CD for the label!) focuses on the piano music of William Alwyn and his second wife, Doreen Carwithen. Although chiefly remembered today as a large-scale symphonic and film composer - Alwyn's symphonies were championed by Barbirolli, Sargent, and Sir Thomas Beecham - his exceptional body of piano works spanned his creative life and reveals a composer entirely attuned to the inventive possibilities of 20th-century piano writing. As Mark Bebbington says: "The piano writing of Alwyn would grace any current day piano recital; its blend of lyricism, romantic heart-on-sleeve melodies, wit and - at times - acerbic harmonic language make for a heady mix. And yet Alwyn remains his own, individual man. Coupled with a real sense of keyboard virtuosity, these works are irresistible."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013).



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Works Details

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Fantasy-Waltzes (11) for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1955

>Carwithen, Doreen : Sonatina for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Funeral Rites for the Death of an Artist, for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Bicycle Ride, for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Piece for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : Sonata alla toccata, for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/1945-06/1946

>Alwyn, William [Composer] : The Weather Vane, for piano
  • Performer: Mark Bebbington (Piano)
  • Notes: Birmingham Town Hall (08/12/2013-08/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic