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THE SCOTTISH ROMANTICS
MURRAY McLACHLAN (piano)

Most of the piano works of McCunn (whose operas are being rediscovered), McEwen, and Mackenzie, who is acknowledged to be one of Elgar's main influences, are on this disc, all for the first time. Pieces ranging in mood from Chopin to Debussy via Liszt, and all with an  unmistakeable Scottish lilt. Voted one of the best CDs of 1996 by "Scotland's Music"

playing time: 78:26
direct sale price:  £12.00
audio  sample:  "Nocturne" (extract) by A.Mackenzie
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tracks:
MacCunn
:
Six Scotch Dances
Valse
McEwen:        
Four Sketches
Three Keats Preludes
Sonatina
On Southern Hills
 Five Vignettes from La Côte d'Argent
Mackenzie   
Three pieces from opus 13
Chasse aux Papillons
Harvest Home
Odds & Ends Book One
review extracts: for full reviews click here
"The Scottish Romantics" was voted one of the four musical highlights of 1996 by John Purser in The Scotsman, who called this music "exquisite"
"this delightful disc… (is) thoroughly rewarding" - Yorkshire Post
"Murray McLachlan has a sure touch… what intriguing music!" - BBC Music Magazine
"Murray McLachlan..is superb….a disc to be highly recommended" - British Music Society Newsletter
"Hamish McCunn offers perhaps the sweetest music here; The music of Sir Alexander Mackenzie is indebted to some fairly obvious Romantic models, as McLachlan's well-informed notes point out, …it's beautifully made for the instrument and effortlessly melodic - in a word, it's lovely…an imaginative and intriguing CD. Recommended." - Martin Anderson - Fanfare (USA)
“an enterprising collection… excellently played by Murray McLachlan and well recorded “ - *** (“outstanding”) – Penguin Guide to Compact Discs