This is another set of masterworks from Howard Blake. The piano concerto, written in 1991 for the birthday of Princess Diana is a perfect tribute to a woman who is beautiful inside and out. It reminds me of (but is not the same as) Ravel's G major Piano Concerto, written 60 years earlier in 1931. The slow movement is particularly beautiful. The other two works are terrific too, especially the Toccata.
Hats off to Howard! Do check out his Violin Concerto too, available on ASV. That is one of the most moving works of its kind in the last 100 years.
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