CHARLES O’BRIEN (1882-1968): Complete Piano Music, Vol. 2 - 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 22, 4 Waltzes, Op. 26, Arabesque, Op. 11, Daffodils, Op. 13, 3 Grandchildren Waltzes, Barcarolle, Op. 8b.
Catalogue Number: 11R051
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0257
Description: This completes O’Brien’s piano music but two discs of orchestral works are still to come. Most of what’s here are finely wrought pieces in the salon style, bookended in programming by the two Rhapsodies of 1917 and 1918 which are impressive and assured full-size pieces (ten and 13 minutes respectively) which mix Brahmsian grand gestures with a Schumannesque intimacy. Warren Mailley-Smith (piano).