The Malcolm Smith Memorial Album: Works for Piano | Naxos 8571354

The Malcolm Smith Memorial Album: Works for Piano


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8571354

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th September 2014



This unique recording owes its existence to Malcolm Smith (1932-2011), who was a leading and popular figure in London’s musical life. He was a stalwart of numerous organisations and festivals, a friend of the greatest composers and a tireless advocate of British music.

A Vice President of the British Music Society, Smith bequeathed a sum of money to facilitate this recording, which includes Robin Holloway’s six-handed Grand Heroical March, Leslie Howard’s Sullivan-inspired Ruddigore Fantasy, and Humphrey Searle’s Sonata, described by The Times in 1951 as ‘suffused with darkling, elegiac poetry and commanding thought’.

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