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Piano Music Of Erik Chisholm And His Friends Bartók, Sorabji, Stevenson, Busoni

Piano Music Of Erik Chisholm And His Friends Bartók, Sorabji, Stevenson, Busoni

Extract of Review

(This CD) places one of Chisholm’s greatest works, his Sonata in A (‘An Rioban Dearg’) in context with music of composers who were closely associated with him. It is this piece that, for me, is the central piece of a very eclectic disc. Those who were present at the live concert were astonished at the range of imagination and originality of this work: there is nothing else like it in the repertoire. One can only marvel at McLachlan’s assured grasp of this large structure. Tempos are well-judged, with no hint of dragging, and the elegiac slow movement builds to a climax of strength and pathos. - Michael Jones