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JOHN R. WILLIAMSON - MUSIC FOR PIANO, vol. 2
MURRAY McLACHLAN

The music of John R Williamson, a composer from Manchester, England, is deserving of greater recognition. Murray McLachlan is a champion of Williamson's music and presents the second of a series of 3 CDs in which his stylistic and virtuosic playing enhances further the individuality of these works. The final piece on the disc, 'Lament for Sarah', is played by the composer.

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'Lament for Sarah' is published by our associate Brandon Music

CD DURATION:  74:06

AUDIO SAMPLE: Palindromic Prelude - set 5, no. 1




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tracks:
Song of Nature
12 Palindromic Preludes, set 5
Piano Sonata no. 4 ("The Palindromic")
Seven Interval Studies
Lament for Sarah

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Here is a remarkable trio of CDs featuring the piano music of John R. Williamson. He has forged a style that convincingly fuses disparate elements into an organic whole. The lyrical impulse is very strong and the emotional world is often intense and heartfelt. Time and time again the listener is carried along by sweeps of modal contours that are enlivened and even subverted by the churning harmonies. The world is lucky to have a fine composer such as Williamson and he himself is lucky to have a pianist so dedicated to playing his music as Murray McLachlan. The three CDs are attractively packaged...recordings are clear and have plenty of gain... powerful music and committed performances. Williamson is making an important contribution to piano repertoire in a style all his own.” – David Hackbridge Johnson (MusicWeb)

“Eloquently persuasive performances of Williamson's unusual and finely crafted works” – John Pitts (New Classics)
“McLachlan reacts to the varied moods like a pianist chameleon. Those tempted to explore Williamson's music will not be disappointed” – Colin Clarke (Fanfare)
“Nobody can fault the musical brilliance of the performance. Williamson is best in his shorter pieces, in which a small idea is often transformed into surprisingly fine-shaped patterns... his mastery of the sonata form is unquestioned. Grab [the three CDs] with the hope of many volumes to follow.” – Marius Dawn (Pianist) Pianist Recommended Recording