JOHN CARMICHAEL (b.1930): Bravura Waltzes, Spider Song, Sonatine, Bagatelle, Latin American Suite, Damon Suite, Gestörter Traum - d'après Franz Liszt, Hommages, From the Dark Side.
Catalogue Number: 02J093
Label: ABC Classics
Reference: 476 6191
Description: Carmichael's music is unpretentious, utterly conservative and tonal, grounded in late Romanticism (see his Falla and Fauré homages and Latin American Suite) and neo-Classicism (the homages to Poulenc and Ravel and the Sonatine). There is a tribute to Liszt, a splashy evocation of late Romantic bravura pianism in the Waltzes and an atmospheric suite of Music from the Dark Side ("The Secret Ceremony", "Before Nightfall", "Elegy" and "Dance with the Devil"). Post-Romantic piano collectors will enjoy this! Antony Gray (piano).