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Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015): Piano Music, Vol. 2 / Christopher Guild, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Stevenson — Hebridean Seascape (Arr. R. Stevenson)
  2. Stevenson — 3 Scots Fairytales: No. 1, What the Fairy Piper Told Me $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stevenson — 3 Scots Fairytales: No. 2, What the Fairy Harper Told Me $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Stevenson — 3 Scots Fairytales: No. 3, What the Fairy Fiddler Told Me $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite: I. Aubade (Morning Song) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite: II. Souvenir de salon (Jane Welsh Carlyle Listens to Chopin) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Theme - Var. 1, Maestoso barocco $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Var. 2, Allegro rococo $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Var. 3, Allegro ardente (Romantico) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Var. 4, Modéré impressionistico $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Var. 5, Recitative & March $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite, III. Study in Historical Styles on a Theme by Frederick the Great: Var. 6, Calmo (Sketch for New Classicality) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stevenson — A Carlyle Suite: V. Serenade (Referring to the Aubade) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stevenson — 3 Scottish Ballads: No. 1, Lord Randall $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stevenson — 3 Scottish Ballads: No. 3, Newhaven Fish-Wife’s Cry $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Stevenson — Lament for a Blind Harper (Arr. R. Stevenson) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stevenson, Ronald : Hebridean Seascape, for piano (transcription of the 2nd movement of Frank Merrick's Piano Concerto N
>Stevenson, Ronald : Three Scots Fairy Tales, for piano
>Stevenson, Ronald : A Carlyle Suite, for piano
>Stevenson, Ronald : Rory Dall Morison's Harp Book, for piano
>Stevenson, Ronald : Scottish Ballads (3) for piano
>Stevenson, Savourna : Lament for a Blind Harper, for harp
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release marks the second album of piano music by the Scottish composer Ronald Stevenson and it focuses on several strands of his irrepressible musical personality. Stevenson was deeply engaged with the folk traditions of Scotland and with Scottish cultural history and this album contains some exquisitely beautiful realizations of Celtic harp music. He enjoyed creative friendships with other musicians - the evocative, sonorous Hebridean Seascape reworks music by Frank Merrick, and Lament for a Blind Harper transcribes a moving harp piece by his own daughter, Savourna Stevenson. He was concerned that music for young pianists should be rewarding and Three Scots Fairy Tales were written to challenge young players. The critics loved volume one, whcih was released in 2015. American Record Guide reported "Gorgeous Steinway, strong and rich bass, clear treble - absolutely everything I could want in a piano, and Guild is a fantastic advocate for this almost unknown music. I can't wait for volume 2." Christopher Guild has established himself as a pianist with a keen interest in promoting music less often heard, including that of the British Isles and especially his native Scotland. He has worked on a number of projects wtih Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music. He is a co-founder and member of the Edison Ensemble. His radio appearances have been numerous, and include a live performance on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, a recorded performance from the Purcell Room of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton.



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Works Details

>Stevenson, Ronald : Hebridean Seascape, for piano (transcription of the 2nd movement of Frank Merrick's Piano Concerto N
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Stevenson, Ronald : Three Scots Fairy Tales, for piano
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Stevenson, Ronald : A Carlyle Suite, for piano
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

>Stevenson, Ronald : Rory Dall Morison's Harp Book, for piano
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>Stevenson, Ronald : Scottish Ballads (3) for piano
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Stevenson, Savourna : Lament for a Blind Harper, for harp
  • Performer: Christopher Guild (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986