Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions (recorded in England 1954)

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Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions (recorded in England 1954)
Colin Horsley (piano)

[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 12 November 2012

Perhaps the finest NZ pianist of his generation, these London recordings from the mid 1950s sparkle with musicianship.

Horsley was born in Whanganui in 1920. From 1936 he studied at the Royal College of Music in London. There he studied with Herbert Fryer, Angus Morrison, Tobias Matthay and Irene Scharrer. His solo debut was in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3.

"a distinguished and sensitive concert pianist with a fine technique who was much in demand in London concert halls from the middle of the Second World War until the late 1960s." (The Telegraph)


Preludes Op.23
No.1 in F-sharp Minor
No.2 in B-flat Major
No.4 in D Major
No.5 in G Minor
No.6 in E-flat Major
No.9 in E-flat Major
No.10 in G-flat Major

Preludes Op.32
No.1 in F-sharp Minor
No.3 in E Major
No.4 in E Minor
No.5 in G Major
No.10 in B Minor
No.12 in G-sharp Minor
No.13 in D-flat Major

Scherzo from "A MIdsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn)
Lilacs Op.21 No.5 (Rachmaninoff)
Lullaby Op.54 No.16 (Tchaikovsky)
Flight of the Bumble Bee from "Tsar Saltan" (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Gopak from "Sorotchinski Fair" (Moussorgsky)
Minuet from "L'Arlesienne" Suite No.1 (Bizet)
Wohin? from "Die schone Mullerin" (Schubert)
Liebeslied (Kreisler)