Richard Bonynge says of Grant Foster “I love his music. Grant Foster has a rare ability to compose melodic and imaginative works demonstrating a high level of sophistication.”
A world premier recording of twelve highly romantic, emotionally charged pieces that are both melodically engaging and harmonically satisfying.
The inspiration for the darker pieces in this recital is narrative - Bydlo and Ballade - follow on in the line of the great piano Ballades of Chopin and Brahms while the miniatures - the 6 Preludes - are exquisitely drawn sound-portraits dedicated to Grant's beloved friends. The Elegy brings together both strands of the recital with the heartrending sense of loss felt at the death of Sir Robert Helpmann interspersed with flashes portraying the fiery temperament and theatrics of the great man.
After a prodigious start as a composer, writing his first opera "DARK LOVE" at the age of 16, Grant Foster came to prominence in England and Europe as the composer of so-called "light" music. Among many commissions of this period was his incidental music to Sir Robert Helpmann's “PETER PAN”, a production that ran for seven consecutive highly successful Seasons on the London stage.
Foster never abandoned his serious roots bringing to his contemporary classical compositions the conviction that music should engage, entertain and communicate with the audience, while never compromising the composer's highest ideals.
When Love Speaks
|1||ROMANCE IN C SHARP MINOR||5:35||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|2||ROMANCE IN C||4:42||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|3||i. Adagio passionato, molto espressivo||5:12||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|4||ii. Lento, molto espressivo||9:06||Preview||$2.40 Buy|
|5||iii. Allegro vivace||6:27||Preview||$2.40 Buy|
|6||ELEGY In homage to Sir Robert Helpmann||7:13||Preview||$2.40 Buy|
|8||Prelude 1 “Loss”||6:06||Preview||$2.40 Buy|
|9||Prelude 2||1:57||Preview||$0.60 Buy|
|10||Prelude 3||3:18||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|11||Prelude 4||2:48||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|12||Prelude 5||2:47||Preview||$1.20 Buy|
|13||Prelude 6||2:24||Preview||$1.20 Buy|