Instruments from the Rodger Mirrey Collection

The Raymond Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, housed since 1968 in St Cecilia’s Hall, the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, was further enhanced in 2005 when the University of Edinburgh received the extraordinary gift of twenty-two historic keyboard instruments from Rodger and Lynne Mirrey; as a result, the galleries at St Cecilia’s Hall now house one of the two most comprehensive collections of early keyboard instruments in the world.

"his playing is stylish and intelligent and the recording reveals the instruments’ different characters convincingly."

"this is a most fascinating disc which demonstrates the unique qualities of the keyboards in the Rodger Mirrey Collection. Listening to this disc one is struck by the variation in keyboard building during the 17th and 18th centuries. The booklet contains pictures of the instruments and concise but useful information about them."

"...a genuine exploration of the essence of each instrument and at the same time a fascinating journey through the history of keyboard music with a reliable and inspiring guide."


Release Date: 20 September 2010
Catalogue No: DCD34057
Total playing time: 1:15:48
Recorded on 17 December 2008; 13-14 July 2009; 7-8 January 2010 at St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Producer & Engineer: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital editing: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Photography: Raymond Parks & Dominic Ibbotson

Album Booklet

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