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Rory Boyle: Solo Piano Music

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Rory Boyle: Solo Piano Music (James Willshire); Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson (Bartholdy Trio)

  1. Arrivals and Departures: Pour Beatrice 2:50  James Willshire (piano)
  2. Arrivals and Departures: Elegy on FS 2:05 James Willshire (piano)
  3. Arrivals and Departures: Berceuse for Bertie 3:12 James Willshire (piano)
  4. Arrivals and Departures: Flying 2:54 James Willshire (piano)
  5. Reeling 4:30 James Willshire (piano)
  6. Piano Sonata: Toccatas, Dances and Interludes 8:44 James Willshire (piano)
  7. Piano Sonata: Recitative and Dreams 7:01 James Willshire (piano)
  8. Piano Sonata: Games 4:47 James Willshire (piano)
  9. Capriccio on the Anniversary of a Beloved Master 6:09
  10. Studies for the One in the Middle: Rondo 2:26 James Willshire (piano)
  11. Studies for the One in the Middle: Intermezzo 4:12 James Willshire (piano)
  12. Studies for the One in the Middle: Toccata o:59 James Willshire (piano)
  13. Tatty’s Dance 2:17 James Willshire (piano)
  14. Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson 15:41 Bartholdy Trio (piano trio)

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Rory Boyle: Solo Piano Music (James Willshire); Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson (Bartholdy Trio)

In Rory Boyle’s sixtieth year, virtuoso pianist James Willshire’s debut recording pays birthday tribute, exploring the full gamut of Boyle’s compositional personality – from the cragginess of his finely wrought Sonata to the intensely human lyricism of Tatty’s Dance, itself a sixtieth-birthday present for Boyle’s wife. Dancing is also the subject of Boyle’s Piano Trio No 2 (Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson), in which Willshire is joined by his fellow members of the Bartholdy Trio.

‘brilliantly sustained by [pianist] James Willshire … compelling listening’
— The Arts Desk, May 2011

‘While Boyle’s Scottish roots are never far away, his music has a strong, mainstream European, Stravinsky-based rigour, with its own brand of virile, challenging, but always comprehensible counterpoint, dissonance which is hard-fought yet never gratuitous, an unsentimental lyricism and unerring sense of architecture’
— Nicholas Cleobury

‘a vibrant, all-consuming insight into a composer whose music, with its worldly scope, extends way beyond mere craftsmanship’
— The Scotsman, May 2011, FIVE STARS

  1. Arrivals and Departures: Pour Beatrice 2:50  James Willshire (piano)
  2. Arrivals and Departures: Elegy on FS 2:05 James Willshire (piano)
  3. Arrivals and Departures: Berceuse for Bertie 3:12 James Willshire (piano)
  4. Arrivals and Departures: Flying 2:54 James Willshire (piano)
  5. Reeling 4:30 James Willshire (piano)
  6. Piano Sonata: Toccatas, Dances and Interludes 8:44 James Willshire (piano)
  7. Piano Sonata: Recitative and Dreams 7:01 James Willshire (piano)
  8. Piano Sonata: Games 4:47 James Willshire (piano)
  9. Capriccio on the Anniversary of a Beloved Master 6:09
  10. Studies for the One in the Middle: Rondo 2:26 James Willshire (piano)
  11. Studies for the One in the Middle: Intermezzo 4:12 James Willshire (piano)
  12. Studies for the One in the Middle: Toccata o:59 James Willshire (piano)
  13. Tatty’s Dance 2:17 James Willshire (piano)
  14. Phaethon’s Dancing Lesson 15:41 Bartholdy Trio (piano trio)