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ERIK CHISHOLM: MUSIC FOR PIANO, VOLUME 5
MURRAY McLACHLAN

An outstanding series continues with this CD containing more exquisitely crafted music from Chisholm - MusicWeb, reviewing Volumes 1 to 4, called this set "one of the musical discoveries and revelations of the 21st century".

Anyone with a love for piano music should investigate this wonderful art.

Check out the whole series: volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

To buy all seven volumes at a special low price find product no. MW6

CD DURATION:  74:37

AUDIO SAMPLE: The Seven Delicate Sisters (from 'Cameos')





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tracks:
Piobaireachd: nos 14, 16, 17, 19-23
Sonatina no. 5
Sonatina no. 6
12 Cameos *
Sonatine Ecossaise
Harris Dance
Tango
Sonata Elektra
Dance Bacchanal

* The Sunken Garden, The Blighted Tulip, Moonlit Apples, Tall Poplars, Seumas Beg, The Spring Lamb, The Seven Delicate Sisters, Cargoes, The Wagoner, The Rainbow, 'Unfinished' and one untitled Cameo.

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Erik Chisholm is one of a group of British composers who have been unjustly neglected... his music is original and quiet often groundbreaking. This CD has to be explored slowly and methodically. There is far too much of interest to just play it from the first track to the last. It is virtually impossible to fault this fifth volume of an ongoing series. I have found the recording to be excellent... John Purser's programme notes are superb. It is altogether a fine production and essential for anyone who is an enthusiast of British piano music. I believe that Erik Chisholm is so important that his music ought to have international status rather than just a local interest. I repeat my assertion that this series of CDs showcase one of the most important ‘musical discoveries and revelations of the Twenty-First Century'” – John France (MusicWeb)

“This album maintains the standard of this series, one of the most worth-while integrales in recorded history of pianist/composers. A fine recital programme.” – Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)

“Chisholm is never content to just take a tune and set it simply; his... classification-resistant... voice is always there. The music is hauntingly evocative and exquisitely delivered by McLachlan. Booklet notes are exemplary. The fine recording captures every nuance of McLachlan's excellent pianism. Recommended.” – Colin Clarke (Fanfare)
"A rich spectrum of expression of emotional power. Outstanding interpretations...the recording quality is perfect, the booklet excellent and I can only repeat that this series of Chisholm's work can be highly recommended" – Klassik.com
“Your eyebrows may well disappear into your scalp as you discover what the composer is capable of. I found McLachlan's playing to be effervescent and sensitive in equal measure, always clear in its delineation of the more sinewy strands and yet capable of explosive force where asked... inexorable artistry. The sound on the recording suits the idiom splendidly” – Mark Tanner (International Record Review)
“The best of it is unlike anything else in music... McLachlan [gives] full-blooded accounts of the more extrovert pieces and fleshes out the thinner ones.” – Martin Anderson (International Piano)

“Newcomers to Chisholm's piano music will invariably find it profoundly musical characteristics first, it is supremely well written for the keyboard, by a composer who we know was a keyboard virtuoso himself- there is nothing ‘unpianistic' in his writing. There is deeply creative musical intelligence at work here. Volume 5 reinforces impressions that the first four volumes have engendered.” – Robert Matthew-Walker (International Record Review)