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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Studio Master: CDA67967Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the 20th century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally ...» More
Katharine Parker (1886–1971), also published as Kitty Parker, was born at Lake River, near Longford in Tasmania. She completed studies in Melbourne before travelling to London to be mentored by the redoubtable Percy Grainger. Her kinship with his style is palpable, as we can see in the two works at either end of this recording, both of which are in E flat major, and both ‘slowish’—Parker’s Down Longford Way is marked ‘Slowish but flowing’, Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry, typically and inimitably, ‘Slowish, but not dragged, and wayward in time’. Written in 1928, Down Longford Way is the second of Four Musical Sketches for Piano. Parker’s other works consist primarily of piano solos and songs.