Edward Loder: Piano Music

Catalogue No: TOCC0322
EAN/UPC: 5060113443229
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Composer: Edward Loder
Artists: Ian Hobson

Edward Loder (1809–65), scion of an important family of early-Victorian musicians, had an uneven and ultimately tragic career: he enjoyed brief success as an operatic composer and for a while he could rely on frequent commissions and publication for his songs and piano music. But not only was he briefly imprisoned for debt; he ended his days a pauper, paralysed and forgotten. Yet the best of his piano music – recorded here for the first time – shows a composer alert to developments in the music of Beethoven and Schubert and with a lively sense of invention of his own.

Ian Hobson, piano

Listen To This Recording:

  1. La Leggerezza: Introduction and Rondino, Op. 15
  2. Minuetto & Trio, Andante Sentimentale and Allegretto Scherzando, Op. 19:

  3. I. Minuetto & Trio
  4. II. Andante Sentimentale
  5. III. Allegretto Scherzando
  6. Rondo Pastorale
  7. Russia
  8. Introduction and Rondo Brilliant, Op. 17:

  9. Introduction
  10. Rondo Brilliant
  11. Three Tarentellas, Studies for the Piano Forte:

  12. No. 1 in A minor
  13. No. 2 in D minor
  14. No. 3 in B flat minor
  15. Minuet and Trio in C minor and major
  16. Introduction and Variations on Costa’s admired Aria ‘Fra le tempeste’ in the opera of Don Carlos:

  17. Introduction: Theme
  18. Variation 1
  19. Variation 2
  20. Variation 3
  21. Variation 4
  22. Finale
  23. Willie We Have Missed You
  24. Lisette at her Spinning Wheel / A Poem Without Words

2 reviews for Edward Loder: Piano Music

  1. :

    “This CD encases the cream of his piano music, and all the pieces recorded testify to a composer with a gift for melody and musical characterization of the highest order. Technical challenges abound, and even the lighter pieces contain moments of a certain dramatic impact. There is also much to admire in his handling of harmonic modulations and alertness to the developments in the music of Beethoven and Schubert. Ian Hobson is a brilliant advocate of this sadly neglected repertoire, and his quite passionate interpretations betray not only his amazing virtuosity, but more so, his caring affinity with the composer himself. Truly exhilarating stuff, in superb sound, and with scholarly annotations.” —Music and Vision, January 2016

  2. :

    The “Introduction and Rondino” La leggerezza, op. 15, offers much delight. It should be stated from the start that music of such charm and legerdemain is perfect for the pianist Ian Hobson. […] Hobson’s fingerwork is jaw-droppingly fine. […]

    Hobson’s performance is marvelously compelling and convincing.

    The recording throughout is first-class.’

    —Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine, May/June 2016

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