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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 39 - Delius, Ireland

Album Summary

>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Legend, for piano & orchestra (also 2 pianos)
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in E flat major
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is, for the first time, the original version of Delius's piano concerto. Two years after completing this work in 1904, Delius recast it, rejecting the third movement and reorganizing other materials. With this original, characteristically refined orchestration restored, we can now hear this work as the composer envisaged before the involvement of another hand, and the result is closer to what we think of as the quintessential Delius. Piers Lane and David Lloyd-Jones form an ideal partnership, and the result is a revelation. Once more, Land and the Ulster musicians bring an engaging energy and flair to this exciting music.

'Robert Threlfall's notes make a good case for regarding the three-movement original as having a greater validity, and this splendid first recording bears him out... Piers Lane, an eloquent advocate' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This Hyperion newcomer possesses many virtues. Piers Lane responds with nimble sensitivity, David Lloyd-Jones secures a tidy response from the Ulster Orchestra and the performance as a whole has a sparkle, eagerness and snap that are most refreshing' (Gramophone)

'Those who are familiar with (and those who have dismissed) Delius's Piano Concerto in the 1907 revision should make the acquaintance of the original version without more ado' (International Record Review)

'Lane makes a convincing case for the piece, and his performance is paired with an equally sparky one of John Ireland's concerto. His punchy abrasiveness undercuts the work's more fey moments, and gives it an almost neoclassical edge' (The Guardian)

'this first recording of the original version from 1904 reveals a work stamped with far more rhapsodic gusto and genuine heartache than the composer's misguided revisions suggest. Lane's performance is very enjoyable; the recording does the players proud' (The Times)

'Delius's Piano Concerto gets strong advocacy from Lane, Lloyd-Jones and the Ulster Orchestra. The two Ireland works, Legend and the Piano Concerto, make ideal companions on this highly attractive, collectable disc' (Sunday Times)

'it is interesting to hear Delius in a robust frame of mind, and the performance itself is one of great allure and power' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Lane gives engagingly virtuoso, extrovert and affectionate performances throughout' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Throughout, Piers Lane is sympathetic, sensitive and a virtuoso, and the support from David Lloyd-Jones and the Ulster Orchestra is exact. The vivid recording presents an exemplary balance between piano and orchestra' (Fanfare, USA)



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Works Details

>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 28 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1907

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Legend, for piano & orchestra (also 2 pianos)
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1933

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in E flat major
  • Performer: Piers Lane (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1930