GENTLE FOLK op.647 (March 2013)

A solo piano version of the theme from the BBC 2 TV 'Playhouse' October 1979
Published by: Highbridge Music
Sheet Music Available
Instrumental / piano score for sale


3rd March 2014 Vladimir Ashkenazy and Vovka Ashkenazy, DECCA RELEASE MARCH 3RD 2014

In 2011 Howard wrote the test-piece for The Hong Kong International Piano Competition which he attended. The President of the jury was Vladimir Ashkenazy who liked the work (Speech after long silence) and expressed his desire to record an album of Howard's piano music. This took place between March and July 2013. The repertoire includes two works for two pianos in which he is joined by his son Vovka and concert performances of these works were given in Lugano for RSI on 9th March 2013 just prior to the recordings. The completed 80-minute album also presents a wide selection of Howard Blake's solo pieces for piano performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy himself.  The completed album will be released by Decca on March 3rd 2014. The title track of the album is a solo piano version of 'Walking in the air' of which a single for download was issued as a pre-release for download on December 2nd 2013.

Related Works

'GENTLE FOLK' op.288 (October 1979)
Score for a BBC TV film directed by Rodney Bennett
'SIX ROMANTIC PIECES' op.407 (February 1990)
Concert suite for clarinet & piano

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