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Josepf Holbrooke: Music for Piano, Vol. 2

Album Summary

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42
>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121
>Joseph Holbrooke : Folksong Suite no 2, for string quartet, Op. 72
>Joseph Holbrooke : Talsarnau, concert waltz for piano, Op. 79
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Joseph Charles Holbrooke was born in 1878, and his earliest grounding in music came from his father, a fine pianist and a touring musician in the music halls. Holbrooke later adopted the German spelling of his name, and most of his works were published under that appellation, as were many of his articles and other publications. In 1893, when he was fifteen, Holbrooke's father decided he had nothing more to teach him and entered him as a student at The Royal Academy of Music. There, he won many honors and wrote some fine music, despite finding himself not infrequently at loggerheads with his tutors. In 1900, after Augustus Manns gave the first performance of Holbrooke's tone poem "The Raven" at one of his Saturday Afternoon Concerts at Crystal Palace, his career began to take off. From 1897 to 1899 pieces for solo piano, or violin and piano, flowed from his pen. However, it is not until we reach Op. 42 that we discover a really important piano work by Holbrooke: the set of Ten Rhapsodie-Etudes. Some of these are reminiscent of the sort of virtuoso studies produced by Henselt or Moscheles in the mid-19th century, but others are more contemporary in style.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009).



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Works Details

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42 :: 5. Une nuit Ténébreuse
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121 :: 3. Juliet
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42 :: 6. Nocturne le Soir
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121 :: 5. Bridal ballad
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42 :: 7. Toccata
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121 :: 6. Bronwen
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42 :: 8. Fantoches
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121 :: 7. Ariel
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Joseph Holbrooke : Rhapsodie-Etude, op. 42 :: 9. Valse fantaisie
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1905

>Joseph Holbrooke : Nocturne, op. 121 :: 8. Ulalume
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1939

>Joseph Holbrooke : Folksong Suite no 2, for string quartet, Op. 72
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Joseph Holbrooke : Talsarnau, concert waltz for piano, Op. 79
  • Performer: Panagiotis Trochopoulous (Piano)
  • Notes: Library, Lilhac, France (12/07/2009-12/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic