CYRIL SCOTT (1879-1970): Sonata Lirica, 2 Préludes, Lotus Land, Valse Triste, Op. 73/3, Tallahassee Suite, Op. 73/4, Fantasie Orientale, Romance, Op. 73/2, Danse nègre, Op. 58/5, Elégie, Op. 73/1, Intermezzo, Lullaby, Op. 57/2, Andante languido from 3 Little Waltzes, Op. 58/2.
Catalogue Number: 01J007
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7200
Description: World premiere recording of the Sonata lyrica - and probably the first-ever performance at all, the manuscript of the 1937 work having been found among the papers of an Australian pianist-friend of Scott's. The first movement has a perfumed, nocturnal character, the slow movement is a bleakly melancholy nature meditation and the finale a wild dance. The remaining works are lighter in style, the Fantasia Orientale being a true virtuoso piece (dedicated to Heifetz), while the salon-style others include arrangements of piano works by Kreisler and three others, all practically contemporary with the piano versions' publications. Clare Howick (violin), Sophia Rahman (piano).