This is a sparkling compilation of English solo piano music and includes music by Delius, Quilter, Grainger, Warlock, Moeran, Bax, Gardner, Austin, O’Neill and Scott. All the works are performed by the Delius devotee, pianist and broadcaster Paul Guinery. This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Delius’ birth, so this is a timely release.
“Paul Guinery, well remembered as a genial voice on BBC Radio 3 but also no mean pianist, has assembled this delightful (and well recorded) anthology of music featuring some of those friends on the British musical scene.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ****
“this is a thoughtful and resourcefully compiled programme...Guinery conveys with impeccable taste an innate love of and empathy with this undervalued corner of the repertoire.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012
“Guinery brings a kindly sonority to his playing of these pieces; indeed, the recording overall is notable for its lack of insistence and focus on nuance. After all, this is not music with which to impress in a showy way, but to court the sense...[Guinery is] a fine and empathetic performer.” International Record Review, June 2012