Elegie – A Heart in Exile (DXL 1178)
Elegie – A Heart in Exile (DXL 1178)
‘Elegie’ takes the listener on a journey through Rachmaninoff’s life from his early years in Russia, studying in Moscow and composing from his beloved country estate Ivanoka, before escaping the Revolution in 1918 to live in self-imposed political exile in Europe and America. He was never to return but left his heart forever in Russia… This musical portrait includes Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic and popular ‘Prelude in C sharp’ inspired by the rolling bells of the Russian Orthodox Church, and ‘Prelude Op 23 No. 6’, written for his first daughter, Irina, as an outpouring of tenderness and nostalgia.  Also featured is Tchaikovkys ‘Troitka,’ recorded 3 times by Rachmaninoff after several meetings, leaving an indelible impression on the young composer and Etude in C Sharp’ by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff’s childhood friend and composer to whom he devoted many of his performances and who died tragically at the age of 43. Rachmaninoff pays homeage to his violinist, friend and frequent musical partner, Kreisler in his Liebensleid (Love's Sorrow) also included in this collection. View Booklet "I am a ghost forever wandering the world” Sergei Rachmaninoff  
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Reverie (DXL 1174)
Reverie (DXL 1174)
‘Rêverie’ is a musical compilation of Debussy’s piano works, writings and letters by pianist Lucy Parham featuring narration by actor Alex Jennings.  The programme first received its London premiere in the Wigmore Hall’s 2012 London Piano Series to great acclaim and features popular piano works, ‘L’isle joyeuse,’ ‘Clair de lune’ and ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk’. View Booklet View on The Classical Shop  
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Lucy Parham Enoch Arden
Enoch Arden (DXL 1158)
This is the latest release by pianist Lucy Parham combinig words and music which presents Richard Strauss' setting of Tennyson's epic yet tragic poem 'Enoch Arden' - features narration by Actor Henry Goodman. View on The Classical Shop
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Odyssey of Love - Liszt and His Women
Odyssey of Love (DXL 1156)
Following the success of ‘Nocturne” – a musical portrait of Chopin released last year, Lucy presents another of her popular programmes that combine words and music, released for the first time on disc. ‘Odyssey of Love’ sees Lucy focus on the romantic life of Franz Liszt featuring narration by celebrated actors Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Lucy Parham Nocturne
Nocture (DXL 1152)
Combining words and music, ‘Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin’ is the one of Lucy’s three musical portraits with narration by celebrated actors, Dame Harriet Walter and Samuel West which tells of the composer's t1urbulent affair with George Sand as told through their intimate letters and diaries. “The Best Chopin of the Year” The Times, 2010 “A passionate, humorous and deeply moving portrait of the relationship between Chopin and Sand” Music Web, 2010 (Wigmore Hall) View booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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