YORK BOWEN (1884-1961): Piano Works, Vol. 4 - Partita, Op. 156, Suite Mignonne, Op. 39, Suite No. 3, Op. 38, 3 Sketches, Op. 43, Sonatina, Op. 144, 3 Novelettes, Op. 124, Polonaise, Op. 26/2, A Whim, Op. 19/2.
Catalogue Number: 05L006
Description: Everything here but the fabulous Partita and one movement of the Suite Mignonne are world premiere recordings. Needless to say from a look at the titles, these are works of short pieces - the Polonaise, at ten minutes, is the largest single movement here - from both ends of Bowen's career and concentrate on lightness of expression with idyllic musings, tripping dances, pastoral reflections and other delightful manifestations of the "feminine" side of this virtuosic pianist and fine composer. Joop Celis (piano).