Classical reviews – a refined touch

By Ian Dando In Classical

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7th February, 2013
RACHMANINOFF: PRELUDES AND TRANSCRIPTIONS, Colin Horsley (Atoll/Ode). Here is Atoll boss Wayne Laird’s promised ongoing survey of Whanganui-born Horsley (1920-2012). The composer spent most of his time in England with recitals and many piano concerto performances under Sir John Barbirolli and Sir Thomas Beecham before going into semi-retirement on the Isle of Man, where Laird interviewed him last year. These are not the complete 24 preludes. (Good modern versions of the lot on a single CD are readily available ...

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