Williamson. Piano Concertos Nos.1-4. Lane/tasmania
Catalog: CDA 68011
Piers Lane (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley
Composed by: Williamson: Piano Concertos Nos.1-4, Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto for Two Pianos
Hyperion presents a rarity in their ongoing Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment. Malcolm Williamson was one of many Australian creative artists who relocated to Britain in the mid-twentieth century. Within a decade of settling in London he had established a reputation as one of the most gifted and prolific composers of his generation. However today, he is almost forgotten and his music virtually never performed. This set of his complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.