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Days Gone By (2001) by Anthony Mastromatteo (b?)
Private Collection
Track(s) taken from CDA67267
Recording details: January 2001
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Mike Hatch
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 5 minutes 42 seconds

Bagatelles
composer
1938

Allegro  [1'02]
Allegretto  [1'41]
Presto non assai  [1'07]
Lento  [1'52]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Alan Rawsthorne was an original and powerful voice in British music in the mid-twentieth century. The Bagatelles, four short pieces ingeniously based on a ten-note theme, were written in 1938 for my teacher Gordon Green. I studied them with him as a teenager and I remember his eyes filling with tears on one occasion after hearing the last piece, its restrained emotion reminding him of his affectionate friendship with the composer and the latter’s recent death.

from notes by Stephen Hough © 2002

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