Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 3

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Catalogue No: DDV 24133
EAN/UPC: 809730413322
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Release Date: August 2008
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 76:37

Erik Chisholm is not a well-known name but is one of the most important British composers of recent years, with a very large output of music in several genres. Much of his music is based on Scottish tunes, such as the Piobaireachd (bagpipe airs) which appear throughout his piano works. The acclaimed pianist Murray McLachlan has recorded the majority of his solo piano output for a total of 7 CDs all at mid-price.

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Track Listing

Erik Chisholm:

  1. I. Piobaireachd – no. 1 The Salute for Clan Ranald (7:13)
  2. II. Piobaireachd – no. 2 The Duntroon Pibroch (3:13)
  3. III. Piobaireachd – no. 3 The Desperate Battle (1:38)
  4. IV. Piobaireachd – no. 4 The Chisholm Salute (2:15)
  5. I. Sonatina no. 1 – 1. Grave (1:01)
  6. II. Sonatina no. 1 – 2. Alllegro moderato (1:29)
  7. III. Sonatina no. 1 – 3. Lento (1:30)
  8. IV. Sonatina no. 1 – 4. Moderato e poco maestoso (3:21)
  9. I. Sonatina no. 2 – 1. Allegro (2:30)
  10. II. Sonatina no. 2 – 2. Andante (1:25)
  11. III. Sonatina no. 2 – 3. Moderato – variation 1 (0:30)
  12. IV. Sonatina no. 2 – 4. Variation 2 (0:28)
  13. V. Sonatina no. 2 – 5. Variation 3 (0:22)
  14. VI. Sonatina no. 2 – 6. Variation 4 (0:24)
  15. VII. Sonatina no. 2 – 7. Variation 5 (0:24)
  16. VIII. Sonatina no. 2 – 8. Variation 6 (0:24)
  17. IX. Sonatina no. 2 – 9. Variation 7 (0:40)
  18. Piobaireachd Lament no. 1 (5:36)
  19. I. Piobaireachd Lament no. 2 – 1. Theme (1:01)
  20. II. Piobaireachd Lament no. 2 – 2. Variation 1 (1:10)
  21. III. Piobaireachd Lament no. 2 – 3. Variation 2 (1:03)
  22. IV. Piobaireachd Lament no. 2 – 4. Variation 3 (1:20)
  23. V. Piobaireachd Lament no. 2 – 5. variation 4 (3:36)
  24. I. Cornish Dance Sonata – 1. The Wet Scythes (8:42)
  25. II. Cornish Dance Sonata – 2. Blown Spume (6:26)
  26. III. Cornish Dance Sonata – 3. Chin and Tongue Waggle (8:45)
  27. IV. Cornish Dance Sonata – 4. With Clogs On (10:06)

Reviews

International Piano

These four CDs… already provide evidence of one of the most important oeuvres for the instrument of any British composer. McLachlan’s achievement in presenting this huge and hugely neglected body of piano music deserves enormous praise

” —Martin Anderson
MusicWeb International

I can hardly imagine anyone wanting just a single volume of this collection of piano music; this is possibly one of the most important single contributions to British piano music alongside that of Bax, Ireland, Sorabji, Hoddinott and Cyril Scott.. [The Sonata] is an undoubted masterpiece. Murray McLachlan has made an important contribution to the literature of British piano music. Moreover, McLachlan has been well served by the fine recording.. the learned programme notes are a joy to read. I look forward to hearing the subsequent Cds in this eye-opening cycle with great anticipation and enthusiasm. It is one of the musical discoveries and revelations of the twenty-first century.

” —John France
MusicWeb International

One finds in Chisholm’s music a progressive absorption of diverse influences to forge a personal response… grand and uplifting music. [The Cornish Dance Suite]….excitingly done in this performance and rounds out Chisholm’s earlier inspirations very nicely.

” —Jonathan Woolf