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Leighton - Solo Piano Works
Leighton:
Winter Scenes
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 27
Piano Sonata, Op. 64
Preludes
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)

Kenneth Leighton was a pianist of considerable accomplishment and his activities as both a composer and a musician often centred on the piano. As a composer-pianist, he had an innate understanding of the instrument and what he described as its inexhaustible possibilities
Two of the works on this disc, recorded here for the first time, date from the years 1951 - 55, a time of self-discovery in his musical language, which included a period of study in Rome with the avant-garde composer Petrassi. Winter Scenes, a suite of seven short movements, remains unpublished and, as far as is known, was never performed in public by Leighton or any of his contemporaries. Along with the progressive Sonata No. 3, Op. 27, it demonstrates Leightons growing mastery of piano technique.

Margaret Fingerhut has an extensive discography on Chandos. In a recent review she was described as an accomplished and stylish advocate (BBC Music).

"The composer-pianist's understanding of his own instrument is...evident in every measure of Margaret Fingerhut's absorbing solo recital, which launches in imposing fashion with the Sonata that Leighton wrote for Peter Wallfisch... Fingerhut plays with consummate skill and thrilling conviction" Gramophone Magazine, August 2010

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