Hafliði Hallgrímsson: Music for solo piano

Best known for a series of works for solo instruments and orchestra – including a highly successful concerto for his own instrument, the cello – Hafliði Hallgrímsson is also a master of the epigrammatic miniature. The piano music on this disc spans his career from 1963 to 2008, and the brilliant young pianist Simon Smith is a vital advocate of its varied colours, textures and resonances.

"Simon Smith proves an admirable guide to this often engrossing music; his playing enhanced by the close but never airless sound."


"beautifully played"


Release date: 25 August 2008
Catalogue No: DCD34051
Total playing time: 1:18:28
Recorded on 26-27 March 2008 at Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh
Producer: Paul Baxter
Engineer: Beth Mackay
24-bit digital editing: Adam Binks
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Design: Drew Padrutt
Booklet editor: John Fallas
Cover painting: Haflidi Hallgrímsson
Photography: Paul Baxter & Raymond Parks

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