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Tom Corfield plays Whitlock,
Howells, Messiaen, Bach and Peeters,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The centrepiece of Tom Corfield's recital (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 11 August 2010) was Percy Whitlock's Sonata in C minor. Whitlock mainly produced small-scale choral and organ pieces of exquisite craftsmanship and great integrity, but in the Sonata he successfully transferred those qualities to a big four-movement work of impressive substance. Yes, there are definite echoes of Elgar, among others, particularly in the first movement's broad second theme...

Copyright © 14 August 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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TOM CORFIELD

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBYSHIRE

UNITED KINGDOM

HERBERT HOWELLS

OLIVIER MESSIAEN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

FLOR PEETERS

ORGAN

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