Artist Hyperion Records
West, Andrew (piano)
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Andrew West (piano)

Andrew West is known internationally as a song-accompanist and chamber musician. He is one of the Artistic Directors of the Nuremberg Chamber Music Festival. The festival promotes English music new to local audiences along with more familiar repertoire. His longstanding partnership with flautist Emily Beynon has led to CD and radio recordings, and performances at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

He has appeared at the City of London and Cheltenham Festivals with pianist Cedric Tiberghien, and was closely involved with the Michael Clark Dance Company’s Stravinsky Project, performing the two-piano version of The Rite of Spring with Philip Moore in its original Barbican production, and then on tour in Paris, Seoul and Lincoln Center, New York. Andrew regularly accompanies singers including Emma Bell, Florian Boesch, Lesley Garrett, Robert Murray, Mark Padmore, Christopher Purves and Roderick Williams at festivals around the country. He has given recitals with Mark Padmore in many major venues including Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus and Brussels Theatre de la Monnaie; they have also collaborated in staged performances of a new translation of Winterreise in London and New York. As a soloist Andrew won second prize in the Geneva International Piano Competition, and has played as concerto soloist and recitalist in South Africa, Venezuela and the USA. He also toured Scotland with the Scottish Ensemble, in performances of the Chausson Concerto for piano and violin, with Ensemble director Jonathan Morton.

Andrew West read English at Clare College, Cambridge before going on to study with Christopher Elton and John Streets at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now a Professor.


Bennett: Letters to Lindbergh & other choral works
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L'Album des Six
CDH55386Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A child of God  
A Song at evening (Bennett)
Aria (Auric)
Away in a manger  
Bobby Shafto  
Dream-Songs (Bennett)
Forlane (Tailleferre)
Four American Carols (Bennett)
Golden slumbers  
I wonder as I wander  
Imaginées 1 (Auric)
Letters to Lindbergh (Bennett)
Mazurka (Milhaud)
Oh dear, what can the matter be?  
Over the hills and far away (Bennett)
Pastorale. Allegretto (Tailleferre)
Pastorale. Enjoué (Tailleferre)
Polly put the kettle on  
Pop goes the weasel  
Prélude (Auric)
Rise up, shepherd, and follow  
Rockabye baby  
Romance (Honegger)
Romance sans paroles, Op 21 (Durey)
Sarabande (Honegger)
Sonata for flute and piano (Poulenc)
Sonatine, Op 25 (Durey)
Sonatine, Op 76 (Milhaud)
The Aviary (Bennett)
The Ballade of sweet William (Bennett)
The bird's lament  
The early nightingale  
The lark  
The letter from Pluto  
The letter from Scott of the Antarctic  
The letter from the Titanic  
The owl  
The song of the mad prince  
The song of the shadows  
The song of the wanderer  
The widow bird  
Upon Paul's steeple  
Valse (Poulenc)