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Catalog: DDA25145

Wyllie, Elspeth; Beattie, Alexa; Backhouse, Catherine; Price, Hetti; Overbury, Claire

This new release presents a varied range of masterful works from English twentieth century composers- some familiar, and all works of importance. Elgar composed his Enigma Variations at the piano; it was always suitable for a solo version and Elgar himself wrote this. Bowen’s Flute Sonata is well known- a Romantic staple- as is Leighton’s Elegy, which deserves to be better known. The piano solo work Folio I is lively and full of fun, while the two Sonnets of Rubbra are exquisitely gorgeous and absolutely essential listening. These are fine performances by pianist Elspeth Wyllie who is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician/accompanist, working throughout the United Kingdom and other countries. She is a founding member of the Metier Ensemble and the Amalie Trio, performing regularly with them and in projects with other musicians from major ensembles, orchestras and opera companies. The young set of musicians here show exceptional talent and musicianship in the recorded works which are very varied yet make up a coherent concert album.

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