Cookie Control

We use cookies to improve the use of our website, our products and services, and confirm your login authorization or initial creation of account. By clicking "Ok" or by continuing to use our website, you agree to cookies being set on your device as explained in our Privacy Policy. You may disable the use of cookies if you do not wish to accept them, however, this may limit the website’s overall functionality.
Ok – I'm happy to proceed


Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
In addition to his distinguished career as a pianist and conductor, Howard Blake is a popular and prolific composer who has received an OBE for services to music. Besides film scores (which include the extraordinarily successful and popular The Snowman), choral, orchestral and instrumental works, ballets and opera, his output includes much chamber music.

This disc presents world premi?¿re recordings of four important works; the virtuosic 'Violin Sonata', the hauntingly beautiful 'Penillion', the sunshine-filled 'Piano Quartet' with its touching slow movement, and the 'Jazz Dances', which, in the composer's words, 'pay mischievous but affectionate homage to the rhythmic intricacies of popular dance forms'.

\Howard Blake is a versatile composer who may be better known for his marvellous film scores The Snowman and Granpa in which his gifts for colourful orchestration and memorable tunes are clearly evident. He nevertheless also composed a good deal of concert works including the superb choral-orchestral 'Benedictus' and several concertos." Helios"
Item number 8572083
Barcode 747313208371
Release date 27/10/2008
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists Essex, Kenneth
Mitchell, Madeleine
Essex, Kenneth
Mitchell, Madeleine
Composers Blake, Howard
Blake, Howard
Conductors Rothstein, Jack
Rothstein, Jack
Disc: 1
Jazz Dances, Op. 520a
1 I. Allegro
2 II. Lento
3 III. Presto
4 Theme: Moderato
5 Variation 1: Vivo
6 Variation 2: L'istesso tempo
7 Variation 3: Meno mosso (ritmico)
8 Variation 4: Allegro
9 Variation 5: Lento (misterioso)
10 Variation 6: Moderato (grazioso)
11 Theme: Tempo primo (tranquillo)
12 I. Allegro
13 II. Scherzo: Presto
14 III. Lento
15 IV. Allegro ritmico
16 No. 1. Parade: Allegro molto ritmico
17 No. 2. Slow Ragtime: Larghetto
18 No. 3. Jump: Molto animato
19 No. 4. Medium Rock: Tempo giusto
20 No. 5. Folk Ballad: Lento
21 No. 6. Boogie: Presto
22 No. 7. Jazz Waltz: Allegretto triste
23 No. 8. Cha-cha: Moderato
24 No. 9. Galop: Presto
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like H.BLAKE: MUSIC FOR PIANO STRINGS, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Moravec: Useful Knowledge
Castellanos: Santa Cruz De Pacairigua/ El Rio De Las Siete Estrellas/ Suite Avilena
Kreisler/ Zimbalist/ Ysaye: String Quartets
Neidhart: Vale Of Tears
Gulfstream 8559692 28/11/2011 £7.99
Meyer: String Quartets Nos. 9/ 11/ 12 8572656 28/11/2011 £7.99
Cervantes: Danzas Cubanas 8572456 28/11/2011 £7.99
Monster Music 8506026 26/09/2011 £29.99
Few in stock Buy +
Blake: Spieltrieb/ A Month In The Country/ String Trio 8572688 27/06/2011 £7.99
OF BEAUTY LIGHT: MUSIC OF PHILIP GLASS 8503202 02/06/2008 £12.99
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items