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Fand Music Press is delighted to have played a major role in the inception of the latest CD from the highly acclaimed cello and piano duo of Lionel Handy and Nigel Clayton, featuring a couple of world-première recordings of music published by Fand. The new CD is entitled From Bohemia to Wessex and is available to order now.
The meatiest work on the disc is the monumental Cello Sonata of John Barton Armstrong, here receiving its first commercial recording. The second piece to be premièred on this CD is Peter Thompson’s Cello Sonatina, coincidentally written in the same year (1981). The disc is rounded off by Handy & Clayton’s continuation of their recordings of the Cello Sonatas of Bohuslav Martinů: this time, number 2.
This is another extremely high-quality issue in a similar style to Handy & Clayton’s previous Bax CD. Cello fans should snap it up for both its superb performances and its unique repertoire.
Fand would like to draw attention to the fact that it has recently more than HALVED the prices of its single CDs (including the new From Bohemia to Wessex recording). So, now is an excellent opportunity to buy the three previous Handy/Clayton recordings (plus any other CDs from the Fand catalogue, of course!):
This exciting new release is the very first edition of the original piano version of a work that has hitherto been known only in its later orchestral incarnation. Originally composed as a piano solo, it has spent the last hundred years unknown to the public. It was completed on 13th May 1914, and Graham Parlett has now finished this first edition, which is being released in time for the work’s centenary.
Fand is happy to announce the publication of the latest two new works by Peter Thompson.
Calydon Eclogue is a short, classically poetic study for unaccompanied violin on “Arcadian Atalanta, snowy-souled,” as featured in Swinburne’s tragedy, Atalanta in Calydon. Three Pieces is a triptych of slow, reflective and not difficult poems for piano.
Although it is well-known as an orchestral work by Bax, The Happy Forest was originally composed as a piano solo. It was written for Herbert Farjeon, whose prose poem of the same name had inspired the piece. Bax decided to orchestrate it some time later, and the orchestral version became established, but the original piano piece remained unpublished until now.
Composition was completed on 13th May 1914, and Graham Parlett is currently putting the final touches to his first edition, which will be published in time for the work’s centenary.
Previous announcements may be found in the Fand News Archive.