Antony Hopkins - A Portrait

Antony Hopkins - A Portrait
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    ARTISTS include: Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), John Turner (recorder), Paul Barritt (violin), Matthew Jones (viola), Philip Fowke (piano), Michael Hampton (piano), Janet Simpson (piano), Antony Hopkins (speaker/piano); Jeremy Brett, Stephanie Voss, Phillada Sewell, Elizabeth Boyd, Stephen Manton, Eric Shilling

    Antony Hopkins is a phenomenon - a fact which escapes much of the public and even press who still confuse him with the actor (Anthony). Composer, pianist, conductor, broadcaster, lecturer, author ... a true man of music. A livewire at the age of 91, (as we write in May 2012), his genius has suffered from fickle fashion, his 'serious' music being lyrical and tuneful though certainly deep and complex; his lighter music now seen as 'period' - and just ripe for redicovery. This double album contains much fine music including eight pieces written by top British composers as tributes to Antony. For all interested in the evolution of 20th century music this album will be invaluable, and it's also made with wit and humour, to suit the character of Hopkins himself.
    Tracks (by Antony Hopkins):
    Sonata for Viola and Piano
    A Humble Song to the Birds (tenor and piano)
    Partita in G minor for solo violin
    Rondo from Piano Sonata no. 2 in F sharp minor
    Piano Sonata no. 3 in C sharp minor
    Suite for descant recorder and piano
    Pastiche Suite for recorder and piano
    Three French Folksongs (soprano and piano)
    Tango for piano
    Three Seductions, for recorder and piano
    First Love, for soprano and piano
    I've Lost my Love, for soprano, recorder and piano
    A Melancholy Song, for soprano, recorder and piano
    Four Dances, for recorder and piano
    Three Poems

    Eight Tributes:
    Andrew Plant: On How to Sing
    David Matthews: A Little Pastoral
    David Dubery: Evening in April
    Anthony Gilbert: Above all That
    Gordon Crosse: CantAHta
    David Ellis: Head Music
    Joseph Phibbs: Pierrot
    Elis Pehkonen: Pieds en l'air
    Two extracts from 'Johnny the Priest' starring Jeremy Brett
    Trio from 'Three's Company', an opera by Antony Hopkins, libretto by Sir Michael Flanders