Berners, Lambert, Rawsthorne, Walton & Lane

COMPOSERS: Berners,Lambert,Rawsthorne,Walton & Lane
LABELS: Albany TROY
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: English Piano Duets
WORKS: Works by Berners, Lambert, Rawsthorne, Walton & Lane
PERFORMER: Peter Lawson, Alan MacLean (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 142 DDD
Lord Berners was an extraordinary and eccentric figure who composed music of abundant wit: these piano duet pieces particularly recall the style of Poulenc and Les Six. The other works, miniatures by Lambert, Walton, Rawsthorne and Lane, follow the same path, and they are brilliantly captured in these performances. For while the music has a restricted expressive range, it is all thoroughly entertaining and, especially in Rawsthorne’s The Creel and Walton’s Duets, charming too. Terry Barfoot

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