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BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS and
MODERN AUSTRALIAN PIANO MUSIC
TREVOR BARNARD (piano)

The first recording for some twenty years by a performer whose pioneering version of the Bliss Piano Concerto for EMI in the 1960s (now re-issued on Divine Art 24106) drew undiluted praise. Trevor plays the great Bach/Busoni transcriptions, Myra Hess' version of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" and (for the first time on CD) works by Australian composers Margaret Sutherland Felix Werder and Nigel Butterley.

playing time: 58:04 
direct sale price:  £12.00
audio  sample:  "The Humorist" (from First Suite) by Margaret Sutherland
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tracks:

Bach (arr. Busoni):
Chaconne from Partita no. 2, BWV 1004
Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532;
Bach (arr Hess):
Chorale Prelude "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"
Sutherland:             
Chorale Preludes "Herzliebster Jesu" and "Jesu, meine Freude"
First Suite (1937)
Second Suite (1937);  
Werder:                   
Three Pieces after Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience"
Butterley:            
Comment on a Popular Song

The pieces by Felix Werder on this CD are now published (2001) by Keys Press, 66 Clotilde Street, Mount Lawley,  WA 6050, Australia

review extracts: for full reviews click here
"Eloquent and finely-sculpted advocacy" - Gramophone
"This is a fascinating addition to any CD collection and is a fine example of virtuosity and musical sensitivity combined" - Dolmetsch Foundation Bulletin
"Sound technique…affecting interpretations…excellently engineered" - Musical Opinion
"Barnard is grand . I think magisterial is the right word. If he was always this good one must ask why the hell he spent his life teaching." - Andre Jute Classical Jukebox (Ireland)
"Trevor Barnard dispatches his Bach transcriptions with aplomb, but the real interest will be in the Australian composers he brings to the surface. A worthwhile release." - Martin Anderson - Fanfare (USA)
"I like the performance [of Comment]" - Nigel Butterley
"Trevor Barnard needs no prompting to realise my ideas" - Felix Werder