Mid Sussex Citizen

The bulk of this entrancing keyboard collection was recorded for the now sadly defunct World Record Club in 1978, and the original album has now been expanded to include works by Grieg and five contemporary Australian composers. Pianist Barnard takes this opportunity to trace the evolution of the piano’s repertoire form the era of J S Bach to the late 20 th century, drawing on peerless pieces by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Chopin along the way.

—Kevin Bryan