Piano music of Erik Chisholm and his friends Bartók, Sorabji, Stevenson, Busoni

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Dunelm DRD0219

Murray McLachlan (piano).

Includes Sonata in A (1939) An Riobain Dearg.

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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