Pianthology Recording

Nicola Losseff (piano)

Pianthology is a collection of seven contemporary piano works by living composers, published by the University of York Music Press and performed by Nicky Losseff, aimed at university and conservatoire level piano students, and also serving as an excellent introduction to new music for the piano for any dedicated player looking to broaden their range. It includes Sadie Harrison's Impresa Amorosa, which takes its name from the 15th-century practice in which jousting knights and their ladies exchanged love tokens; David Lumsdaine's Six Postcard Pieces, inspired by a collection of postcards the composer had written to his friend and fellow composer Anthony Gilbert in which Lumsdaine expresses each smudge, illegible word and subject matter with musical motives and 'missing' beats and notes; Thomas Simaku's homage to Debussy, and Anthony Gilbert's sequence of miniatures depicting butterflies, Papillon Postcards.

  1. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces.1 Overture 0'56"
  2. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces. 2 March 0'38"
  3. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces. 3 Rhapsody 0'53"
  4. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces. 4 Nocturne 0'28"
  5. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces. 5 Sonata 1'32"
  6. David Lumsdaine: Six Postcard Pieces. 6 Toccata 0'30"
  7. Jo Kondo: A Dance for Piano, 'Europeans' 8'22"
  8. Anthony Gilbert: Three Papillon Postcards. 1 Gavarnie 0'44"
  9. Anthony Gilbert: Three Papillon Postcards. 2 Manto ringlet 0'54"
  10. Anthony Gilbert: Three Papillon Postcards. 3 Mountain small white 0'49"
  11. Thomas Simaku: Des pas chromatiques (hommage a Debussy) 9'44"
  12. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 1 Falcon 1'58"
  13. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 2 Tortoise 0'28"
  14. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 3 Saltaire Cross 3'36"
  15. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 4 Porcupine 0'57"
  16. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 5 Lizard 4'29"
  17. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 6 Labyrinth 3'27"
  18. Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa. 7 Candle 3'38"
  19. Hilda Paredes: Caligrama 7'47"
  20. Ed Hughes: Orchid 3 3'38"

The Pianthology sheet music can be purchased for just £12 from Musicroom.com.


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