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A PIANO ODYSSEY
TREVOR BARNARD

Trevor Barnard, British-born pianist, leapt to fame in 1962 with his stunning and pioneering recording of the Bliss Piano Concerto with Malcolm Sargent and the Philharmonia (now on Diversions 24106). In his previous Divine Art CDs he has worked to promote the work of contemporary composers from Australia, where he has lived for many years.  Here, he not only celebrates his long recording career, but also the development of piano music from J S Bach to the present day.  Several tracks were previously on his very successful World Record Club album "An Introduction to Piano Music, some are new.

CD DURATION:  73:26

AUDIO SAMPLE:
Grieg:  Erotikon (extract)





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tracks:
Bach: Two-part invention no. 1 in C, BWV772
Schubert: Moment Musical in F minor, D780 no. 3
Beethoven: Bagatelle in A flat, op. 33/7
Mendelssohn: Song without Words, op. 19/1
Schumann: Arabesque, op. 18
Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu, op. 66
Chopin: Polonaise in A, op. 40/1
Grieg: Little Bird (from Lyric Pieces)
Grieg: Erotikon (from Lyric Pieces)
Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor,op. 3/2
Debussy: The Snow is Falling
Albéniz: Tango (from España, op. 165)
Bartók: In Dorian Mode (from Mikrokosmos)
Bartók: Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm (do.)
Gershwin: Prelude no. 2
Sutherland: Herzliebster Jesu
Sutherland: Jesu, meine Freude
Sculthorpe: Sonatina
Butterley: Arioso
Butterley: Comment on a Popular Song
Bertram: Kinetic (From Five Pieces)
Dargaville: Night Song
Werder: Spring

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Barnard is a careful craftsman yet has the ability to retain the musicality and sensitivity required to demonstrate the disparate styles. Overall this is a varied microcosm of piano writing...interpreted and performed by a master. Highly recommended” - Rita Crews (The Studio)

“Barnard's Piano Odyssey is a rather bipartite affair but it makes for an enjoyable if not quite Homeric journey. I found the Australian works the most exciting performances. Recording quality is consistent despite the vagaries of dates and locations and the notes are helpful.” - Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“An ace classical piano man… very much a player you should be better acquainted with, Barnard’s odyssey is a trip well worth taking with him. A marvellous collection.”- Chris Spector (Midwest Record)