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A Christmas Offering: Lilburn Complete Piano Music Volume 4 Now Available

Monday, November 26, 2012 

We are pleased to announce the release of the fourth volume of complete piano music by iconic New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001).

Douglas Lilburn occupies a pre-eminent position in New Zealand music, with a legacy extending well beyond his compositional output. As a composer, teacher and mentor he presided in innumerable ways over the artistic growth of New Zealand from 1940 onwards. From the early works redolent of the influence of Sibelius and Vaughan Williams, to the electro-acoustic pieces of his later years, his works have been instrumental in establishing a genuine vernacular in New Zealand classical music.

In 2005 Trust Records launched the first volume in this award-winning recording series showcasing all of Lilburn’s piano music. The first volume received ‘Best Classical Album’ in the 2005 Recording Industry of New Zealand Music Awards and in the same year, Gramophone acclaimed that ‘[These] performances and recordings are unobtrusively excellent.’

This landmark series culminates with the release of this 2-CD album. It features Dan Poynton performing one of Lilburn’s finest works for solo piano, Sonatina No.2 (1962). Another highlight on this album is the first complete recording of Five Bagatelles (1942), which is quintessential among Lilburn’s early piano works. This fourth volume of the series also brings to light several first recordings, including: ‘Three Pieces’ (1965), ‘Christmas 1943’, Andante Sustenuto (1964), ‘Piece in E Major’ (c.1942), Prelude (1950) and ‘A Christmas Offering’ (1944). The accompanying Appendix in this release comprises a special collection of piano works for six hands, selected studies and a compositional sketch from the archive of Lilburn’s papers.

This is an essential recording for admirers of Douglas Lilburn and New Zealand’s classical music heritage.





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