HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Piano Works, Vol. 1 - Phantasy, Harlequin Dreaming, My Lord Harewood’s Galliard, Finzi: His Rest, Summer Idyls, Siciliana, Pavane and Galliard, Petrus Suite (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 07W046
Description: This series sheds new light on Howells as a truly significant 20th-century composer for the piano. From the charming Summer Idyls, written before the composer began studies at the Royal College of Music (romantic character pieces from 1911), the Ravelian Phantasy of 1917 and several pieces in his “clavichord style” to the mature and subtle movements of the Petrus Suite (1967-73), we encounter an extraordinary range of pianistic expression. Matthew Schellhorn (piano).