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The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams ()

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Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote little piano music, and even on this collection of solo and duo piano works much of what you hear is adapted from other music. Given the fluency of the piano writing here, it's a little hard to understand why the instrument was neglected, inasmuch as the world in which Vaughan Williams worked was full of piano concerts, presented in places much like Birmingham's Adrian Boult Hall, where Somm does excellent engineering work here. There are two sets of short pieces that present snatches of the ...

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  1. The Lake in the Mountains, for piano (from the film score "The 49th Parallel")
  2. Introduction and Fugue for 2 pianos in G minor
  3. Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 649 (BC K26) (Schübler Chorale No. 5)
  4. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, for 2 string orchestras
  5. Hymn tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons, for piano in G major
  6. Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John in Love")
  7. Teaching Pieces (6) for piano (in three books) ("A Little Piano Book")
  8. Charterhouse Suite for strings
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The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams
2017, Somm

UPC: 748871016422

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