Roy AGNEW: Piano Music

Roy Agnew (1891–1944) – one of few early-twentieth-century Australian composers to gain international success – wove many external influences into a warmly Romantic personal style of striking variety and wide appeal, and his compositions, largely for the piano, are startlingly virtuosic, harmonically daring and charmingly sentimental by turn. Beautifully written by a natural pianist for his own instrument, they often recall the virtuosic textures of Liszt and Skryabin and occasionally show flashes of the Impressionist colours of Debussy.

Stephanie McCallum, piano

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Rhapsody (1928)*
  2. Toccata (1933)
  3. Two Pieces for Piano (1931)*

  4. I: Whither
  5. II: Exaltation
  6. Three Preludes (1927)*

  7. I
  8. II
  9. III
  10. A Dance Impression (1927)*
  11. Drifting Mists (1931)
  12. Sonata (1929)
  13. Etude (1924)*
  14. Three Poems (1927)*

  15. I
  16. II
  17. III
  18. Sonata Poème (1929, completed 1935)
  19. Three Lyrics (1927)*

  20. I The Falling Snow
  21. II A Quest
  22. III The Happy Lad
  23. Elf Dance: Etude (1928)*
  24. A May Day (1927)*
  25. Australian Forest Pieces (1913)*

  26. No. 1 Gnome Dance
  27. No. 2 When Evening Shadows Fall
  28. No. 3 Forest Nymphs at Play
  29. No. 4 Night in the Forest
  30. No. 5 By a Quiet Stream
  31. No. 6 The Forest Grandeur

*FIRST RECORDING


This item will be released on 4 October 2019.
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Catalogue No: TOCC0496
EAN/UPC: 5060113444967
Release Date: 04.10.2019
Composer: Roy Agnew
Artists: Stephanie McCallum

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