In Dance and Song | Champs Hill Records CHRCD075

In Dance and Song


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Label: Champs Hill Records

Cat No: CHRCD075

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 6th January 2014



Tom Poster (piano)


Bartok, Bela

Folk songs (3) from the District Csik

Chopin, Frederic

Polonaise no.7 in A flat major, op.61 'Polonaise-Fantasie'

Gershwin, George

Someone to Watch over Me (arr. Poster)

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Grieg, Edvard

Norwegian Dances (Slatter) (17), op.72
» no.3 Bridal march from Telemark
» no.5 Prillar from the churchplay 'Os' (Tune for the Goat-horn)
» no.14 The goblin's bridal procession at Vossevangen

Kurtag, Gyorgy

Jatekok (Games)
» Hommage a Farkas (2)
» Hommage a Farkas (3)
» Hommage a Nancy Sinatra

Liszt, Franz

Fruhlingsnacht (Schumann), S568
Widmung (Dedication), op.25 no.1 (Schumann), S566

Ravel, Maurice

Gaspard de la nuit
» I Ondine
Pavane pour une infante defunte

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
» no.3 in G flat major

Stravinsky, Igor

Petrushka: Three movements for piano
» III Mardi Gras (La semaine grasse)


Tom Poster (piano)


Tom Poster’s debut recital disc for Champs Hill Records takes ‘Song and Dance’ as a theme, exploring obvious and more subtle connections.

Including three of Grieg’s Slĺtter, Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Folksongs by Bartok and three pieces from Kurtag’s Játékok, the disc epitomises Tom’s creative approach to finding resonances between music of different eras and styles.

Tom’s arrangements of Gershwin and Cole Porter songs have been recorded and performed extensively. Someone to Watch Over Me (which Tom describes as ‘one of the most perfect melodies ever written’) is included here is a brilliant performance.

Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, in demand as a soloist and a chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire.

He has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald), “an unparalleled sound-magician” (General-Anzeiger), a “young lion” (The Guardian), and as possessing “great authority and astounding virtuosity” (Est Républicain).

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