Romanze - Kristy Rowe (Baritone) Ben Powell (Piano)

£12.50 - £6.75
Reference:  CDBM21
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This is Kristy Rowe's debut solo album. Her incredible musicianship, flair and technique have won her countless admirers over the last few years and so this recording is sure to be very much sought after. It is a project which Kristy made her own, sourcing all the music, making the arrangements and now, playing them all so beautifully. Her playing has to be heard to be believed. Ben Powell, one of the most highly regarded of the RNCM piano accompanists supplies the colourful and sympathetic backing.

Romanze - Friedrich Diethe (6:52)
Notturno - Robert Clérisse (5:10)
Three Romances op. 94 - Robert Schumann (11:52)
I - Moderato (3:21)
II - Semplice, con sentemento (4:10)
III - Moderato (4:21)
Arioso - Joseph Hector Fiocco (3:14)
Six Nocturnes op. 186 - Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (25:59)
I - Larghetto (4:42) II - Allegretto, ma un poco vivo (3:00) III - Poco Adagio (4:48)
IV - Allegretto, ma un poco vivo (3:19) V - Adagio con molta espressione (5:50) VI - Allegro Moderato (4:20)
Adagio op. 9 - Jojtech Jirovec (6:09)
Nocturne op. 55, Nr. 1 - Josef Holbrooke (6:30)
Romanze op. 85 - Max Bruch (8:53)


Produced by Richard Scott and Steven Mead

Recorded at the Studio 6, RNCM, Manchester, UK in September 2011


Kristy introduces the album:

'The idea of creating a baritone album of romantic pieces came about in 2011 while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). I found the Schumann Romances in a pile of old music in the RNCM library during my first week of studies. A few months later, I prepared them for a lesson with my mentor, Steven Mead, and he immediately realized the suitability of this genre of music for the baritone. It was this inspiration that ignited the idea of creating an album of romantic pieces for the baritone. While some changes were necessary in the process of making the pieces "baritone friendly," I have tried to stay as true to the original composers' intent as possible. I have always been drawn to Romantic music and the musical freedom that it encourages. I hope others find the same sense of enjoyment from playing or listening to this music."

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