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Blue Clavichord - 20th Century Music for Clavichord, Harpsichord and Recorder

HTGCD 259

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 78'04"
Tracks: 39
Booklet pages: 8
Received: 16 September 2013

Listen: Peter Dickinson: Homage to Poulenc (track 24, 0:00-0:55)

The Verdehr Trio - violin, clarinet, piano
Jane Chapman, harpsichord
John Turner, recorder
Peter Dickinson, clavichord, piano

Peter Dickinson:
Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners, for clavichord (1983)
1 Blues
2 Jig
3 March
4 Dirge
5 Waltz
6 Blues

Alan Ridout:
Suite for clavichord (1960)
7 I
8 II
9 III
10 IV
11 V

Peter Dickinson:
Variations on a French Folk Song for harpsichord (1957)
12 Theme
13 Fairly broad
14 Lightly
15 Lively
16 Rhythmic but not fast
17 Slow and quiet
18 Gentle and tranquil
19 Waltz
20 Very fast, rhythmic

Jeremy Dale Roberts:
21 Hymn for recorder and piano (1958/2012)

Peter Dickinson:
Pastorale, Blues and Homage for recorder and piano
22 A James Joyce Pastorale (1955/2012)
23 A Robert Burns Blues (1967/2012)
24 Homage to Poulenc (1963/2008)

25 Bach in Blue, for violin, clarinet and piano (2004/2010)

Five Diversions for clavichord (1963)
26 Prelude
27 Aria
28 Ragtime
29 Sarabande
30 Finale

Alun Hoddinott:
Sonata for clavichord, Op 18 (1959-63)
31 Prelude
32 Scherzo
33 Elegy
34 Finale

Duke Ellington (arranged by Peter Dickinson):
Five Songs for clavichord
35 In a sentimental mood (1935)
36 Don't get around much anymore (1942)
37 Prelude to a kiss (1938)
38 Sophisticated Lady (1932)
39 It don't mean a thing (1932)

The Verdehr Trio was recorded by Sergei Kvitko on 10 November 2012 in Blue Griffin Records' studio, USA. The harpsichord and recorder and piano sessions were recorded by Peter Newble on 7 October 2012 at Potton Hall, UK. The clavichord sessions were recorded by the BBC on 16 March 1989 (and broadcast 26 March and 2 April 1989 on BBC Radio 3).

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