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Vivaldi Four Seasons

Le Quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons) Op. 8, Nos. 1–4
La primavera (Spring) RV 269  Allegro – Largo – Allegro: Danza pastorale
L’estate (Summer) RV 315  Allegro non molto – Adagio – Presto
L’autunno (Autumn) RV 293  Allegro – Adagio molto – Allegro
L’inverno (Winter) RV 297  Allegro non molto – Largo – Allegro

Bach Piano Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Concerto No. 4 in A major BWV 1055
Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro man non tanto
Concerto No. 3 in D major BWV 1054
Allegro – Adagio e piano sempre – Allegro

A Carey Blyton Shoal of Fishes

Carey Blyton (1932-2002) was one of the twentieth century’s most consummate miniaturists and here collected are six première recordings of works which explore the art of the miniaturist through, for example, the Japanese prints of Hiroshige and the words of Isaac Walton (spoken on this recording by Ian Partridge).

The pieces also explore different timbres and instrumental techniques of the harp, the vibraphone and the wind quintet.

Perhaps better known for his film and t.v. music, his incidental music to Dr Who and for being the creator of Bananas in Pyjamas it is the legacy of Blyton’s 100+ opus numbers, ranging from songs and piano music to orchestral music and opera which is now long overdue for reassessment. This collection begins that process.