Recorded at Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 24 November & 9 December 2007
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“This is a personal anthology… and it reminds us that Mayerl's music is an essential part of the British piano repertoire and that it's the responsibility of classical pianists to put it across, although few will do it with this kind of infectious enjoyment.”
“Leslie De'Ath's selection focuses less on the early virtuoso pieces that made Mayerl's name as 'lightning fingers' than on some of the more relaxed lyrical works in the central English tradition of Bridge, Ireland and Scott. This CD offers such gems as the In my Garden set from the late 1940s, which would make ideal teaching pieces, although most of Mayerl's music has been out of print for years. Why? De'Ath has obviously chosen the pieces he likes best rather than representing the sets in which Mayerl chose to publish them. There are now plenty of contenders on CD; De'Ath sees Mayerl, especially in the later pieces, as belonging to the classical tradition. This is a personal anthology, well recorded with good notes from De'Ath, and it reminds us that Mayerl's music is an essential part of the British piano repertoire and that it's the responsibility of classical pianists to put it across, although few will do it with this kind of infectious enjoyment.”
“Leslie De'Ath knows just how to play it, with crisp fingers, a swinging rhythm and a light touch. There are two dozen delectable pieces to choose from and the collection is of a quality that you can play right through, or pick and choose....For gentle poetry sample The Forgotten Forest and you will surely be hooked.”
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