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The second disc is altogether more adventurous, for it contains his second and third
Piano Concertos (interestingly Op 44 and 45) which seem to demonstrate that
being self-taught can be something of a disadvantage, for with some guidance
his very atmospheric and appealling sketches might have been developed into
something substantial and more durable
[listen -- FJB CD 0201 track 2, 0:52-1:50].
It is music that is charming but not going anywhere, precociously full of ideas
without knowing what to do with them
[listen -- FJB CD 0201 track 3, 0:01-0:58],
attractive fragments that after a minute or so fall into banal repetition
[listen -- FJB CD 0201 track 5, 0:14-1:14].
Copyright © 30 May 2004
Patric Standford, Wakefield UK