WILLIAM BEATON MOONIE (1883-1961): Piano Music - Perthshire Echoes, A Scottish Chapbook, Book 1, 5 Pieces, Arabesque, 5 Romantic Pieces, Reverie.
Catalogue Number: 11X041
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0602
Description: The music of this Edinburgh composer is as good as unknown. This first-ever album devoted to his piano music reveals a figure downstream from Schumann, Brahms and Grieg, writing in a conservative Romantic idiom colored by echoes of the folk-music of his native Scotland. Many of these pieces, indeed, are concerned to evoke images of the Scottish countryside or suggest aspects of Scottish history. Christopher Guild (piano).