John White: Piano Sonatas Volume II (Later Sonatas)

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Pianist Jonathan Powell performs 18 piano sonatas by composer John White.

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“I write a lot for piano for two main reasons. Firstly, being a pianist allows me to be in touch with a rich and exciting repertoire. This gives me a great variety of role models in terms of vocabulary and gesture with which to formulate and ‘clothe’ the ideas which come to me and seem to need expression. Secondly, being an idealistic rather than a ‘career’ composer, I find the piano a handy vehicle for the uttering (‘Outering’) of compositional thought. That is, the inspiration goes directly into a performable medium without the salesmanship required for getting ensemble pieces played.” – John White

CD Booklet
  • Sonata No. 105 - John White
  • Sonata No. 106 - John White
  • Sonata No. 107 - John White
  • Sonata No. 120 - John White
  • Sonata No. 123 - John White
  • Sonata No. 127 - John White
  • Sonata No. 131 - John White
  • Sonata No. 132 - John White
  • Sonata No. 133 - John White
  • Sonata No. 136 - John White
  • Sonata No. 138 - John White
  • Sonata No. 139 - John White
  • Sonata No. 146 - John White
  • Sonata No. 147 - John White
  • Sonata No. 152 - John White
  • Sonata No. 153 - John White
  • Sonata No. 156 - John White
  • Sonata No. 164 - John White
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Programme notes

If any composer from the last hundred years can be said to have redefined the piano sonata, that composer is John White. A unique figure in British music, his vast compositional output documents a long involvement with the worlds of dance, theatre, experimentalism and electronica as well as with that of the concert hall.

His 180 piano sonatas cover a more or less continuous period from No.1 (1956) to the present day, but with gaps, and no less than thirty-four date from 1973. Read more

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Production Credits

Catalogue number CR051
Engineering & Editing Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Location Jacqueline du Pre Hall, Oxford
Producers John White and Jonathan Powell
Programme Notes Dave Smith
Artist Photography 
Malcolm Crowthers (Salv Scarpa Photography) and Keith Page
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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