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Brown, Ian (piano)
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Ian Brown (piano)

Ian Brown is a musician of great versatility whose career embraces chamber music, solo and duo playing and conducting. His musical life began as a bassoon player, eventually concentrating on the piano when he became pianist-in-residence at Southampton University. As concerto soloist he has appeared with many of Britain's leading orchestras playing a diverse solo repertoire from Bach to Rachmaninov and Bartók. Performances have taken him to the major European and Scandinavian countries, the Middle East, North and South America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. As a duo partner he is in great demand, working with many musicians including Mstislav Rostropovich, Henryk Szeryng, Ruggiero Ricci, Elisabeth Söderström, Felicity Lott, György Pauk, Ralph Kirshbaum and James Galway.

He became pianist with The Nash Ensemble in 1978 and during this long association has played at all the important British music festivals. He has taken part in their annual Wigmore Hall series, each of which has explored the musical styles of particular countries including France, Czechoslovakia, Germany and Russia, among others. He has also recorded extensively with them, performing a large chamber music repertoire from Haydn to the present day.

He has performed much contemporary music and his interest in this field has led him to commission new keyboard works. He was the soloist in Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques at the Proms and toured Germany with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts celebrating Hans Werner Henze's sixtieth birthday.

Albums

Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 1
CDH55071Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 2
CDH55072Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 3
CDH55073Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Bax: Nonet & other chamber music
CDA66807Archive Service
Beethoven: Piano Quartet & String Quintet
CDA67745
Berkeley: A Centenary Tribute
CDH55135Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet & Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68003Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Brundibár
Studio Master: CDA67973Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Coleridge-Taylor: Piano Quintet & Clarinet Quintet
CDA67590
Elgar: Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata
CDH55301Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Holloway: Serenade; Schumann: Liederkreis
CDA66930
Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works
CDH55397Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Lloyd Webber: Piano music, chamber music and songs
CDA67008
Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music
CDA67255/62CDs
Saint-Saëns: Chamber Music
Studio Master: CDA67431/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schumann: Chamber Music
Studio Master: CDA67923Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schumann: Liederkreis; Holloway: Serenade
CDA66930
Strauss: Metamorphosen, Capriccio
CDA67574
Suk: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet
Studio Master: CDH55416Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Turina: Chamber Music
CDA67889
Vaughan Williams: Chamber Music
CDA67313
Vaughan Williams: Early Chamber Music
CDA67381/22CDs
Vaughan Williams: Songs
CDA67168
Walton: Chamber Music
CDA67340
A Treasury of English Song
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP30Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006)
Clarinet Sonatina, Op 29with The Nash Ensemble, Michael Collins (clarinet)
Fantasy for bassoon, Op 86with The Nash Ensemble, Brian Wightman (bassoon)
Fantasy for clarinet, Op 87with The Nash Ensemble, Michael Collins (clarinet)
Fantasy for flute, Op 89with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Fantasy for horn, Op 88with The Nash Ensemble, John Pigneguy (horn)
Fantasy for oboe, Op 90with The Nash Ensemble, Gareth Hulse (oboe)
Five Pieces for violin and piano, Op 84with The Nash Ensemble, Marcia Crayford (violin)
Flute Sonata, Op 121with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Flute Sonatina, Op 19with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Oboe Sonatina, Op 28with The Nash Ensemble, Gareth Hulse (oboe)
Piano Trio, Op 54with The Nash Ensemble, Marcia Crayford (violin), Christopher Van Kampen (cello)
Recorder Sonatina, Op 41with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Viola Sonata, Op 17with The Nash Ensemble, Roger Chase (viola)
Violin Sonata No 1, Op 15with The Nash Ensemble, Marcia Crayford (violin)
Violin Sonata No 2, Op 43with The Nash Ensemble, Marcia Crayford (violin)
SIR ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)
Clarinet Sonatawith The Nash Ensemble
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 16with The Nash Ensemble
SIR LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989)
Palm Court Waltz, Op 81 No 2with The Nash Ensemble
Sonatina for piano duet, Op 39with The Nash Ensemble
FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941)
Cello Sonatawith The Nash Ensemble
Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minorwith The Nash Ensemble
Violin Sonatawith The Nash Ensemble
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
Ballade in C minor, Op 73with The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 1with The Nash Ensemble
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84with The Nash Ensemble
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82with The Nash Ensemble
ROBIN HOLLOWAY (b1943)
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16with The Nash Ensemble
HANS KRÁSA (1899-1944)
Suite from Brundibárwith The Nash Ensemble
CONSTANT LAMBERT (1905-1951)
Concerto for piano and nine playerswith The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flatwith Nigel Hawthorne (narrator), The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Sonata for piano
WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER (1914-1982)
A song for the morning
Air and Variations for clarinet and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Fantasy Triowith The Nash Ensemble
Frensham Pond 'Aquarelle'with The Nash Ensemble
How do I love thee?with John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
I looked out into the morningwith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Love, like a drop of dewwith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Mulberry Cottagewith The Nash Ensemble
Over the bridgewith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Sonatina for flute and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Sun-Goldwith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The call of the morningwith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The forest of wild thymewith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The Gardens at Eastwell 'A Late Summer Impression'with The Nash Ensemble
Three Spring Miniatures
To the Wicklow Hillswith John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
Élégie for horn and piano 'in memory of Dennis Brain'with The Nash Ensemble
Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and hornwith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for cello and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for clarinet and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for flute and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for oboe and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for violin and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
Trio for piano, oboe and bassoonwith The Nash Ensemble
Villanelle for piccolo and pianowith The Nash Ensemble
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op 168with The Nash Ensemble
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op 79with The Nash Ensemble
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167with The Nash Ensemble
Oboe Sonata in D major, Op 166with The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41with The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14with The Nash Ensemble
Septet in E flat major, Op 65with The Nash Ensemble
Tarentelle in A minor, Op 6with The Nash Ensemble
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op 70with The Nash Ensemble, Richard Watkins (horn)
Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano, Op 94with The Nash Ensemble, Gareth Hulse (oboe)
Fantasiestücke, Op 73with The Nash Ensemble, Richard Hosford (clarinet)
Liederkreis, Op 24with Toby Spence (tenor)
Märchenbilder, Op 113with The Nash Ensemble, Lawrence Power (viola)
Märchenerzählungen, Op 132with The Nash Ensemble, Richard Hosford (clarinet), Lawrence Power (viola)
Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105with The Nash Ensemble, Marianne Thorsen (violin)
RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13with The Nash Ensemble
JOSEF SUK (1874-1935)
Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op 17with The Nash Ensemble, Marianne Thorsen (violin)
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 1with The Nash Ensemble, Marianne Thorsen (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 8with The Nash Ensemble, Marianne Thorsen (violin), Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)
JOAQUÍN TURINA (1882-1949)
Escena andaluza, Op 7with The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67with The Nash Ensemble
Piano Trio No 1, Op 35with The Nash Ensemble
Violin Sonata No 2 in G major 'Sonata espagnola', Op 82with The Nash Ensemble
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
On Wenlock Edgewith John Mark Ainsley (tenor), The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quintet in C minorwith The Nash Ensemble
Quintet in D majorwith The Nash Ensemble
Romancewith The Nash Ensemble
Romance and Pastoralewith The Nash Ensemble
Six Studies in English Folk Songwith The Nash Ensemble, Paul Watkins (cello)
Suite de balletwith The Nash Ensemble
The Lake in the Mountainswith The Nash Ensemble
Violin Sonata in A minorwith The Nash Ensemble, Marianne Thorsen (violin)
SIR WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983)
Piano Quartetwith The Nash Ensemble
Sonata for violin and pianowith Marianne Thorsen (violin)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

À la fenêtre: Andantino mosso  
A song for the morning (Lloyd Webber)
Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op 70 (Schumann)
Air and Variations for clarinet and piano (Lloyd Webber)
Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen  
Ballade in C minor, Op 73 (Coleridge-Taylor)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op 168 (Saint-Saëns)
Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter  
Bredon Hill  
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op 79 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Sonata (Bridge)
Clarinet Sonata (Bax)
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167 (Saint-Saëns)
Clarinet Sonatina, Op 29 (Arnold)
Clun  
Concerto for piano and nine players (Lambert)
Country Dance  
Crépuscule du soir: Allegretto mosso – Serenata: Allegro  
Dear hills remembered in a amist of rain  
Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano, Op 94 (Schumann)
Élégie for horn and piano 'in memory of Dennis Brain' (Poulenc)
Es treibt mich hin  
Escena andaluza, Op 7 (Turina)
Façade. Ballet suite (Walton)
Fanfare  
Fantasiestücke, Op 73 (Schumann)
Fantasy for bassoon, Op 86 (Arnold)
Fantasy for clarinet, Op 87 (Arnold)
Fantasy for flute, Op 89 (Arnold)
Fantasy for horn, Op 88 (Arnold)
Fantasy for oboe, Op 90 (Arnold)
Fantasy Trio (Lloyd Webber)
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16 (Holloway)
Five Pieces for violin and piano, Op 84 (Arnold)
Flute Sonata, Op 121 (Arnold)
Flute Sonatina, Op 19 (Arnold)
Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op 17 (Suk)
Frensham Pond 'Aquarelle' (Lloyd Webber)
From far, from eve and morning  
Gavotte: Quasi lento  
Gols is the corn in the valley  
How do I love thee? (Lloyd Webber)
Humoresque: Presto  
I looked out into the morning (Lloyd Webber)
Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen  
Improvisation: Andante  
In summertime on Bredon  
In valleys of springs of rivers  
Is my team ploughing?  
Lieb Liebchen, leg's Händchen  
Liederkreis, Op 24 (Schumann)
Love, like a drop of dew (Lloyd Webber)
Märchenbilder, Op 113 (Schumann)
Märchenerzählungen, Op 132 (Schumann)
Mit Myrthen und Rosen  
Morgens steh' ich auf und frage  
Mr Bear Squash-you-all-flat (Lambert)
Mulberry Cottage (Lloyd Webber)
Noche española  
O what are you waiting for here, young man?  
Oboe Sonata in D major, Op 166 (Saint-Saëns)
Oboe Sonatina, Op 28 (Arnold)
Oh, when I was in love with you  
Old Sir Faulk  
On Wenlock Edge  
On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Once upon a time, in the middle of a dark wood  
Over the bridge (Lloyd Webber)
Palm Court Waltz, Op 81 No 2 (Berkeley)
Passepied: Allegro vivacissimo  
Pastorale: Andante con moto  
Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor (Bridge)
Piano Quartet (Walton)
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 1 (Suk)
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 67 (Turina)
Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13 (Strauss)
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 16 (Beethoven)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (Elgar)
Piano Quintet in C minor (Vaughan Williams)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 1 (Coleridge-Taylor)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 8 (Suk)
Piano Trio No 1, Op 35 (Turina)
Piano Trio, Op 54 (Arnold)
Polka  
Popular Song  
Quintet in D major (Vaughan Williams)
Recorder Sonatina, Op 41 (Arnold)
Romance (Vaughan Williams)
Romance and Pastorale (Vaughan Williams)
Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden  
Scotch Rhapsody  
Septet in E flat major, Op 65 (Saint-Saëns)
Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn (Poulenc)
Six Studies in English Folk Song (Vaughan Williams)
Sonata for cello and piano (Poulenc)
Sonata for clarinet and piano (Poulenc)
Sonata for flute and piano (Poulenc)
Sonata for oboe and piano (Poulenc)
Sonata for piano (Lambert)
Sonata for violin and piano (Poulenc)
Sonata for violin and piano (Walton)
Sonatina for flute and piano (Lloyd Webber)
Sonatina for piano duet, Op 39 (Berkeley)
Suite de ballet (Vaughan Williams)
Suite from Brundibár (Krása/Matthews)
Sun-Gold (Lloyd Webber)
Swiss Yodelling Song  
Tango-Pasodoble  
Taranetella-Sevillana  
Tarentelle in A minor, Op 6 (Saint-Saëns)
The call of the morning (Lloyd Webber)
The forest of wild thyme (Lloyd Webber)
The Gardens at Eastwell 'A Late Summer Impression' (Lloyd Webber/Chowhan)
The Lake in the Mountains (Vaughan Williams)
Three Spring Miniatures (Lloyd Webber)
To the Wicklow Hills (Lloyd Webber)
Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon (Poulenc)
Vale of the waterfalls!  
Valse  
Villanelle for piccolo and piano (Poulenc)
Viola Sonata, Op 17 (Arnold)
Violin Sonata (Bridge)
Violin Sonata in A minor (Vaughan Williams)
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82 (Elgar)
Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 (Schumann)
Violin Sonata No 1, Op 15 (Arnold)
Violin Sonata No 2 in G major 'Sonata espagnola', Op 82 (Turina)
Violin Sonata No 2, Op 43 (Arnold)
Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann  
What is hid in the heart of a rose, mother mine?  
When I pass down the street and see the people smiling so