Prima Facie

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The Contemporary Piano Volume 1 (PFCD233) £10/£15

In memory of Anthony Gilbert, Peter Dickinson, Gordon Crosse and Giles Easterbrook


1.-3. Sonata Number 4 - Anthony Gilbert

1. I : Dolce e libero
2. II : Moderato e molto libero
3. III : Scherzando leggermente
Richard Casey piano

4. L'Isle Heureuse (étude for solo piano) - Gordon Crosse

Annabelle Lawson piano

5.-6. From Five Preludes - John Ogdon

5. Bagatelle.
6. 'Pensée Héroïque'
Joanna Lam piano

7. Lullaby for the Unicorns for Piano - Peter Dickinson

Peter Lawson piano

8. For Giles - Great Dog - Stephen Plews

Stephen Plews piano

9. kinkh - Jean Hasse

(originally from VMCD-101, Copyright Visible Music) Jean Hasse piano

10. 25 Variations - Giles Easterbrook

David Owen Norris piano

11. Theme and Four Studies - Alan Rawsthorne

John McCabe piano

12. Prelude, Minuet and Reel - Thomas Pitfield

John McCabe piano

13. Scafra Prelude - Daryl Runswick

Aleksander Szram piano

14. Farewell to Stromness - Peter Maxwell Davies

Richard Casey piano

CD cover with derelict piano

Prima Facie Records is grateful for the generous financial contribution received from the Ida Carroll Trust.

The Contemporary Piano

"I’ve put together this collection of piano works to celebrate the lives of composer friends of mine. There are new recordings mixed with existing recordings I have made over the years. The first new recording is the final piano work composed by Anthony Gilbert - Sonata No. 4 performed here by Richard Casey. There are two short works by the pianist and composer John Ogdon performed here by Joanna Lam. I have composed a Sonata, which I also play, in memory of my dear friend and co-founder of Prima Facie, Giles Easterbrook. This disc also celebrates the lives of Peter Dickinson, John McCabe and Gordon Crosse, all of whom gave so much music and greatly influenced me and the Prima Facie label. In addition there are works by Daryl Runswick and Jean Hasse, both composer friends who have given permission to include their recordings on this album."
Stephen Plews