Posts tagged as "percy-grainger"

Four Worlds

May 27, 2021

A clear crowd favourite at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition (SIPCA) due to his incendiary technique and warm stage presence, Moye Chen was awarded the George Frederick Boyle Prize and was signed to Universal Music Australia shortly after. For his debut recording – released in Australia on the legendary Deutsche Grammophon label – the Chinese pianist […]

Linconshire Posy – Works for Wind Ensemble

April 28, 2016

Frederick Fennell and the Eastman Wind Ensemble were one of the pioneering ensembles, inextricably associated with Mercury Living Presence and boasting some of the finest wind players in the United States. This rare recording which includes the much-requested ‘Lincolnshire Posy’, features seminal 20th-century music for this ensemble, not easily found elsewhere.

Salute to Percy Grainger

April 20, 2016

A composer with an extraordinary ear for sonority, original in his outlook, sometimes misunderstood, now revered, Percy Grainger is one of Australia’s most unique sons, and, in the words of Sir Peter Pears, one of its “most independent and single-minded spirits”. Many of these recordings, of vocal and chamber orchestra pieces, were made by Decca […]

A Treasury of English Song

April 19, 2016

These recordings, made over the space of a decade from March 1954 to December 1964, capture Peter Pears in the high summer of his career and at the peak his powers, a period roughly framed by some of the highlights of his partnership with Benjamin Britten: the creation of the character of Peter Quint in […]