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Available Recordings

Piano Works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and David Matthews

Nimbus NI 6275 (2014)

 

"A thoughtful, poetic player, Howard has devised a recital sequence of uncommon appeal. It ranges from Mendelssohn's youthful, brilliant Rondo Capriccioso, Op14, to Wagner's entire Ring, as compressed by David Matthews into four mini movements, totalling six minutes, and beautifully incorporates mid-romantic lyrical masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. Matthews's own felicitous Four Portraits (one of which is of Howard himself) receives its first recording: and his stirring achievement in The Shorter Ring is such as to make one think Nietsche may have been right when he called Wagner 'our greatest miniaturist in music.'"  

Paul Driver Sunday Times 29 June 2014

Listen to a track:

Chopin: Ballade No.1 in Gm Op.23 - William Howard
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Pavel Zemek Novák 24 Preludes and Fugues (1979-2006)

Champs Hill Records CHR016 (2011) world premiere recording

 

""one of those works that practically redefines its genre…It's a work of tremendous virtuosity and drastic extremes of dynamic and register that expands to absorb a wealth of styles…Superb performance and stunning sound: a real discovery." BBC Music Magazine October 2011 (double five-star review)

Listen to a track:

Pavel Zemek Novák Prelude Fifteen - William Howard
00:00 / 00:00

Listen to a track:

Chopin: Ballade No.1 in Gm Op.23 - William Howard
00:00 / 00:00

Piano Works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and David Matthews

Nimbus NI 6275 (2014)

 

"A thoughtful, poetic player, Howard has devised a recital sequence of uncommon appeal. It ranges from Mendelssohn's youthful, brilliant Rondo Capriccioso, Op14, to Wagner's entire Ring, as compressed by David Matthews into four mini movements, totalling six minutes, and beautifully incorporates mid-romantic lyrical masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. Matthews's own felicitous Four Portraits (one of which is of Howard himself) receives its first recording: and his stirring achievement in The Shorter Ring is such as to make one think Nietsche may have been right when he called Wagner 'our greatest miniaturist in music.'"  

Paul Driver Sunday Times 29 June 2014