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DCD34301-CD

Kenneth Leighton: Complete Solo Piano Works

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The complete solo piano music of Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) is presented for the first time, on three discs containing many world premiere recordings. Written for Leighton’s own instrument, and played here by his distinguished pupil Angela Brownridge, these works span Leighton’s entire compositional career.

This album was re-mastered for re-release - with specially commissioned artwork - in 2019

"An eloquent survey of Leighton’s substantial and marvellously idiomatic piano music…this is an important set that deserves widespread currency."

 

"Brownridge plays superbly throughout – at all times, she is fully up to the technical, intellectual and characterizing demands of this music, and the recording quality of her instrument is consistently excellent…very strongly recommended."

"Angela Brownridge is a virtuoso pianist who studied harmony and counterpoint with Leighton in Edinburgh. She is completely inside this music, the technical demands of which are often great. Giving the impression that this exercise was a labour of love, she has been backed up with a first-class recording."

RECORDING OF THE MONTH

"Angela Brownridge's excellent three-disc compilation, passionately played, covers the full span from his early Sonatina, written while still at school, right up to five Bach-style preludes he composed in the months before his death in 1988, aged 58 ... A sardonic wit constantly flashes. Mainstream English - and strongly recommended"

Producer: Paul Baxter
Physical format: Box set
Number of discs: 3
Number of tracks: 78
Total playing time: 3:49:28
First UK release date: 5 January 2007
Album ID: DCD34301

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