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Piano music by
Erik Chisholm -
heard by
MICHAEL GRAUBART

'... effortless technique ...'

Erik Chisholm: Music for piano, Volume 7. Murray McLachlan. © 2011 Divine Art Ltd, Dunelm Records

Four youthful suites and two later pieces arising out of Erik Chisholm's love of traditional Scottish airs and of Renaissance music bring to an end Divine Art's recordings of his complete solo piano music. This is the way the series ends, not with a bang, but not with a whimper either. In the words of John Purser's generous, informative and beautifully written liner notes, this final volume 'to a certain extent, represents a tying up of loose ends', but it includes the four Elegies, a concentrated and coherent group of pieces which no-one interested in Chisholm's compositions will want to be without.

The Elegies, whose dates of composition are uncertain, but which are undoubtedly mature works, begin the CD...

Copyright © 11 September 2011 Michael Graubart,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: ERIK CHISHOLM: MUSIC FOR PIANO 7

ERIK CHISHOLM

MURRAY MCLACHLAN

DIVINE ART LTD

SCOTLAND

PIANO MUSIC

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