Hugh Benham: For Piano

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Explore this new album of Piano works by British composer, Hugh Benham, performed by Panayotis Archontides & Natalie Tsaldarakis (Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble).

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About this release

“For Piano is a collection of pieces composed in a broadly classical style. It explores the variety of colour, sound and tone achievable from one of the most versatile of all instruments, and is designed to be accessible to a wide range of players and listeners.” Hugh Benham

About the artists

Ivory Piano Duo Ensemble

Panayotis Archontides & Natalie Tsaldarakis are the Greek pianists behind the highly successful husband-and-wife Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble. Their engaging and highly communicative approach to performance for piano four-hands and for two pianos “reveals extraordinary interpretative powers carried with conviction and authority” (Athens News).

Between 2007 and 2011, Natalie and Panayotis toured the UK performing the complete Mozart works for piano duet and two-pianos (St John’s Smith Square, Jaqueline du Pré concert hall, St-Martin-in-the- Fields, St-James Piccadilly and Winchester Cathedral). Although they maintain an ecclectic approach to repertoire, they are especially known for their championing of contemporary classical composers, many of whom have written specifically for the duo, such as Lola Perrin, Michael Travlos, Hugh Shrapnel, Nikos Drelas, Thomi Baltsavia, Elif Karlidag, Douglas Finch, and others. Panayotis is also a published arranger who produces the film scores heard in their concerts. Read more

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Hugh Benham

Hugh BenhamHugh Benham is a graduate of the University of Southampton (BA, PhD). He is a writer of academic and educational books and articles. These are chiefly on Tudor church music, as well as subjects relating to A-level Music, including harmony and counterpoint.

He is director of music at St Boniface CofE Church in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire. In addition, he is Chairman of the Academic Board of The Guild of Church Musicians and a member of Council. He has also served as Chair of the Winchester Area of the RSCM.

  • Landscape and Airscape: II. Airscape - Hugh Benham
  • Sonatina for Piano: I. — - Hugh Benham
  • Sonatina for Piano: II. — - Hugh Benham
  • Sonatina for Piano: III. — - Hugh Benham
  • Barbara Allen (Arr. H. Benham for Piano 4 Hands) - Hugh Benham
  • Landscape and Airscape: I. Landscape - Hugh Benham
  • Sonata for Piano: I. — - Hugh Benham
  • Sonata for Piano: II. — - Hugh Benham
  • Sonata for Piano: III. — - Hugh Benham
  • Night Piece - Hugh Benham
  • Hampshire Morning - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: I. Aspiring - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: II. Recollecting Jubilee Hall - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: III. Musing - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: IV. Circling and Rippling - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: V. Phoebe Falling Asleep - Hugh Benham
  • Little Suite for Piano: VI. Dancing a Quadrille - Hugh Benham
  • Mice on the Farm (Two Themes from Childhood) - Hugh Benham
  • Finale for Piano 4 Hands - Hugh Benham
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Credits

Catalogue number: CR061

Composer Hugh Benham
Pianists Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble
(Panayotis Archontides & Natalie Tsaldarakis)
Piano Steinway & Sons
Engineer Ronan Phelan
Engineer Assist Michele Catri
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Location Master Chord Studios, London
Producer George Richford
Programme Notes Dr Hugh Benham
Artist Photography
Mike Cooter
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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