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Spectrum 5

15 contemporary pieces by distinguished international composers, recorded by the pianist who commissioned them for the latest volume in the celebrated Spectrum series, published by ABRSM.
USK 1233DL

  • Thalia Myers, Piano
  • Gabriel Jackson :  Imaginary Birds
  • Graham Fitkin :  Code
  • Poul Ruders :  Schrödinger’s Kitten
  • Karen Tanaka :  Masquerade
  • Howard Skempton :  Aside
  • Harold Meltzer :  The Jig is Up
  • Huw Watkins :  Prelude
  • Victoria Borisova-Ollas :  Angelfield (soundclip)
  • Michael Finnissy :  Beethoven’s Robin Adair
  • Gavin Higgins :  Awika
  • Timothy Salter :  Shimmer
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad :  Commuterland
  • Helen Grime :  The Silver Moon
  • Chen Yi :  Bamboo Dance II
  • Philip Cashian :  Swale
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  •   Spectrum 5 is a unique collection of fifteen contemporary works for solo piano, specially commissioned from fifteen leading composers, published in 2016 by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. The highly successful Spectrum project, established by Thalia Myers and ABRSM in 1996, commissions some of the world’s finest composers to write pieces of modest length and difficulty whilst preserving the essential characteristics of their compositional style.
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  •   Recorded August 2016 at St. John the Evangelist, Oxford
  •   Recording engineered and balanced by David Wright
  •   Produced by John Rowan and Rosie Cousins
  •   Digital editing and mastering by David Wright
  •   Release date: November 2016