Piers Lane

Piers Lane - Hill & Boyle: Piano Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Piers Lane - Hill & Boyle: Piano Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:05 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alfred Hill and George Boyle enjoyed distinguished careers in their native Australia and abroadBoyle's students in New York included Copland and Barberthough both are all-too-little known today. The piano concerto and sonata by Hillthe 'grand old man' of Australian musical life at the timeare effectively the same work, the one an orchestral expansion of the other.
Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [24/96] REPOST

Piers Lane, Tasmanian SO, Howard Shelley - Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 116:23 minutes | 1,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A real rarity from Hyperion's 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. This double-album set of the complete Piano Concertos is therefore an important document as well as a compendium of deeply appealing music. Williamson wrote with a generosity of emotion and melodic flair rare in the mid-twentieth century, in a forward-looking idiom. Piers Lane, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Howard Shelley are the ideal performers of these unjustly neglected works.

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 13, 2016
Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saens: The Complete Etudes (1998)

Piers Lane - Camille Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67037 | Time: 01:12:10

Saint-Saens’s Etudes offer an intricate and scintillating panoply of the French school of technique (the basis and prophecy of what Jean-Philippe Collard so mischievously called Marguerite Long’s ‘diggy-diggy-dee’ school of piano playing). Yet as Piers Lane tells us in his alternately wry and delightful accompanying essay (obligatory reading for all lovers of French pianism), they can be as evocative (‘Les cloches de las Palmas’) as they are finger-twisting (‘En forme de valse’, to name but one). The left-hand Etudes, too, given their self-imposed limitation, are a fragile and poetic surprise. In other words Saint-Saens’s Etudes are more comprehensive than their equivalents by, say, Moszkowski or Lazare Levey (superbly recorded by Ilana Vered on Connoisseur Society and Danielle Laval on French EMI, respectively – neither issued in the UK).
Piers Lane - Goes To Town (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Piers Lane - Goes To Town (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:05 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche. This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.
Piers Lane, Howard Shelley - Williamson: Complete Piano Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Piers Lane, Howard Shelley - Williamson: Complete Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.14 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Hyperion

A real rarity from Hyperion’s 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. His stature as a leading figure within the British music scene was publicly acknowledged in 1975 when he was appointed to the esteemed post of Master of the Queen’s Music in succession to Sir Arthur Bliss. But today he is almost forgotten and his music virtually never performed.

d'Albert: Solo Piano Music - Piers Lane (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 5, 2014
d'Albert: Solo Piano Music - Piers Lane (2013)

d'Albert: Solo Piano Music - Piers Lane (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 213 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55411

The oblivion which has overtaken d’Albert in the second half of the twentieth century would have surprised anyone who saw his prodigious rise to fame in the 1880s and ’90s. He was known then as one of the world’s greatest pianists, had studied with Liszt, and knew Brahms. From his teens there began to emerge a body of composition which showed a maturity well beyond his years and seemed to produce a fusion of the then-incompatible schools of the ‘moderns’ (Liszt and Wagner) and the ‘traditionalists’ (Brahms and his followers).

Piers Lane Goes To Town (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 29, 2014
Piers Lane Goes To Town (2013)

Piers Lane Goes To Town (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 208 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 67967

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

The Virtuoso Clarinet - Michael Collins, Piers Lane (2010)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 9, 2014
The Virtuoso Clarinet - Michael Collins, Piers Lane (2010)

The Virtuoso Clarinet - Michael Collins, Piers Lane (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10615

Michael Collins is one of our most versatile clarinettists, possessing a dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship that have made him the favourite of conductors, composers, and audiences throughout the world. Now an exclusive Chandos artist, Collins is embarking on a series of recordings designed to display the extraordinarily wide range of music written for his instrument. The present programme comprises a varied repertoire, concentrating generally (though not exclusively) on its more extrovert virtuoso aspects and offering some breathtaking show-stoppers. Well-known works such as Rachmaninoff’s haunting Vocalise contrast with the sunny brilliance of Giampieri’s Il carnevale di Venezia, and the playful, inventive French items by Milhaud and Messager provide a further contrast in mood and colour.
Arensky, Taneyev: Piano Quintets - Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet (2013)

Arensky, Taneyev: Piano Quintets - Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67965

Two chamber masterpieces from nineteenth-century Russia, performed by Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet. Taneyev has been known as the ‘Russian Brahms’ and this epithet is particularly apposite when considering his Piano Quintet in G minor, especially as regards both its instrumental writing and its intellectual passion. Composed in 1911, this massive work bids fair for the accolade of the greatest work in the Russian piano-chamber repertoire before Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet of 1940. Only the extravagance of its technical demands can explain its failure to establish itself in the standard repertoire.
Harty: String Quartets No 1 & 2, Piano Quintet - Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet (2012)

Harty: String Quartets No 1 & 2, Piano Quintet - Piers Lane, Goldner String Quartet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67927

Acclaimed pianist Piers Lane and his fellow Australians, the Goldner String Quartet, reprise their highly successful partnership in these world-premiere recordings of the two String Quartets and Piano Quintet of Irish composer Hamilton Harty. Born in County Down, Harty (1879–1941) was a remarkable, self-taught musician who wrote in a lyrical Romantic idiom, as evidenced in these appealing works, while incorporating a modal astringency and folk-music charm that are reminiscent of Percy Grainger. In particular, the winding, pentatonic melody of the Lento of the Piano Quintet—a lusciously big-boned work worthy of Tchaikovsky—and the delightful 9/8 ‘hop jig’ of the first movement of String Quartet No 2 seem like settings of folk-melodies that have echoed for centuries around the green hills of Ireland. Intriguingly, however, they are entirely Harty’s own invention.