ALGERNON ASHTON (1858-1937): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Nocturne and Minuet, Op. 39, 4 Bagatelles, Op. 79, Sonatas No. 4 in D Minor Op. 164 and No. 8 in F, Op. 174.
Catalogue Number: 03M050
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0063
Description: The cover is technically correct in calling these "first recordings" since they were made back in 2008, before the ones which appeared last year on Dutton Epoch but the disc does include a real one: the seven-and-a-half minute series of Bagatelles from 1892 - a neo-baroque suite with pronouned homage to Bach. For hardened collectors, you might like to know that Greenwood takes each sonata about two minutes faster than D'Ath on Dutton. Daniel Greenwood (piano).