Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson

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Rach3
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Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm

Some brief works , my first hearings today, interesting, worth the effort IMHO :

3 Contrapuntal Studies on Chopin’s Waltzes played by Murray McLachlan on a 2013 Divine Art cd , Op.34, # 1 for right -hand alone , Op.42 for left-hand alone, then the two waltzes combined ( for both hands ),with score:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eFb9EA1RqU ( !! )

Operatic Fantasy on Britten’s Peter Grimes, may be Kenneth Hamilton pianist, 2016 Prima Facie Records cd, or may be Stevenson himself on 1996 Altarus Records cd , with score :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSdrSeRbTqI

Le Festin d’Alkan, Marc-Andre Hamelin live 1999 , audio and score only :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55tLre9M_U

3 Lyric Pieces, Sheena Nicoll, audio and score only, Dunelm Records (?) cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_B34CoFbss

I have not yet braved his Passacaglia of about 70 -80 minutes.It is at YT.

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Re: Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson

Post by Lance » Thu May 23, 2019 2:58 pm

You might also be interested in Stevenson's APR (Appian) recording [5630] recorded live in 1976 entitled "Transcendental Tradition." This includes music by Schubert/Liszt, Chopin/Godowsky, Gluck/Alkan, Gershwin/Grainger, Bach/Busoni.
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Re: Solo piano music of Ronald Stevenson

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 23, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks,Lance. I was most interested in his own compositions.I did listen to part of his formidable Passacaglia, but gave up about halfway in; may try it again.The shorter works were attractive.

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