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The Virtuoso Piano Music of George Frederick Boyle: Ballade; Sonata; 5 Pieces / Timothy Young, piano

Notes & Reviews:

Revered in international concert halls as one of the world's great pianists, Australian George Frederick Boyle is almost completely forgotten today. During his lifetime, he was admired as a pianist, composer and teacher. He was on the faculty at Curtis as well as Juilliard and America became his adopted home.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Here is a prolific composer and teacher who was regarded as one of the world's great virtuoso pianists. These virtuosic performances by the young Australian pianist Timothy Young and Melba's sonorous recording bring it all back: the lush melodies, cascading arpeggios, breathless tremolos, and exotic modulations of a bygone era. Boyle championed Liszt and Debussy, and the influence of both shine through. Here is 104 minutes of melodic, colorful, well crafted, sometimes exciting music with a real romantic sensibility, music you have probably never heard - and it is played by a pianist who seems to understand every nuance. Pounce on this one.


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