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Henselt: Piano Works
Daniel Grimwood

Daniel Grimwood shines a light on the music of Adolph von Henselt, one of the most admired Romantic composers and piano virtuosi of the 19th century, whom Schumann called the ‘hero of the pianoforte’. His works have nevertheless been largely forgotten in the last 100 years, making the album a rare collection, recorded in Schwabach in Germany, Henselt’s town of birth.

Pianist Daniel Grimwood is a performer of international renown, combining an exceptional talent, rare versatility and refinement of technique, with an inquisitive and creative personality.

Titanic variations, lilting waltzes, thundering impromptus and reflective nocturnes send the senses reeling in a blizzard of dazzling pianism
Stephen Pritchard, The Observer

The music is outstandingly well made and very tempting to play. Grimwood makes it sound much a whole lot easier than it could possibly be… One of the few musical gifts of a wretched 2016 is the chance to discover Henselt.
Norman Lebrecht, Musical Toronto

5* Besides the technical excellence, it is the atmospheres he creates that set this disc apart, bringing a touch of real class to music that deserves, yet rarely receives, such loving attention.
Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

Grimwood … applies his beautifully coloured and voiced playing to these unexpected gems.
Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times

“Superbly fleet and fluent” Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone Magazine

“Unalloyed bliss” Frances Wilson, Cross Eyed Pianist

Daniel Grimwood plays the music with great skill and clear affection” Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

“Daniel Grimwood brings such an assurance, such an authority that one is convinced by these works that should prove a real discovery to many. “
Bruce Reader, Classical Reviewer


Track Listing

1. Variations de concert sur le motif de l’opéra “L’elisire d’amore”,
Op. 1 in E major
2. Deux petites Valses, Op. 28, No. 1 in F major
3. Deux petites Valses, Op. 28, No. 2 in C major
4. Mon chant du cygne (“Mein Schwanengesang”) WoO in A flat major
5. Tableau musical. Fantaisie sur un air bohémien-russe,
WoO (Op. 16) in A flat major
6. Deux Nocturnes, Op. 6, No. 1 “Schmerz im Glück” in E flat minor
7. Deux Nocturnes, Op. 6, No. 2 “La Fontaine” in F major
8. Valse mélancolique, Op. 36 in D minor
9. Ballade, Op. 31 in B flat major
10. Impromptu No. 1, Op. 7 in C minor
11. Impromptu No. 2, Op. 17 in F minor
12. Impromptu No. 3, Op. 34 “Illusion perdue” in B flat minor
13. Impromptu No. 4, Op. 37 in B minor
14. Vöglein-Etüde (“Si oiseau j’etais”) Op. 2, No. 6 in F sharp major
15. Berceuse “Wiegenlied”, WoO (Op. 45) in G flat major
16. Grande Valse “L’aurore boréale” (“Das Nordlicht”), Op. 30 in C sharp minor

EPS005, released on December 1, 2016

Available from Edition Peters, Amazon, iTunes and in select shops.



Paul Phoenix, tenor & Apollo5

Ivor Novello Award winner and double Grammy Award winner Paul Phoenix teams up with a cappella ensemble Apollo5 and orchestra to share tracks on the latest recording from Edition Peters Sounds.Paul Phoenix, famous as a choirboy, former member of The King’s Singers and founder of Purple Vocals presents some of his favourite tracks, including Nunc Dimittis, the theme-tune from BBC TV’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” which propelled him to stardom in 1979. Other tracks include Pie Jesu by John Brunning and U2’s MLK, important pieces on his musical path. The ‘Journey’ continues with the newly composed folksong arrangement Oh You Wide Steppe on this recording. www.purplevocals.com

Apollo5 has been praised for its engaging and entertaining performances. With repertoire ranging from retro jazz and pop arrangements to classical they are accomplished performers on the concert platform. A part of the VCM Foundation with their home at the Gresham Centre in London, they regularly collaborate with Paul Phoenix. www.apollo5.co.uk

With Andrea Haines, soprano; Craig Burnett, trumpet; Nicholas Riddle, organ;
The British Film Orchestra, conducted by Barnaby Smith

Track listing

1.  Nunc Dimittis – Geoffrey Burgon
2.  Pie Jesu – John Brunning
3.  Child of the Stable’s Secret Birth – Thomas Hewitt Jones
4.  MLK    – U2, arr. Bob Chilcott
5.  Oh You Wide Steppe – Trad. arr. Alexander Levine
6.  Coventry Carol – Trad. arr. Barnaby Smith
7.  On Christmas Night – Thomas Hewitt Jones

EPS002, released on November 30, 2015

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Carols from Royal Holloway

Festive music and readings for Christmas
The Choir of Royal Holloway, directed by Rupert Gough
With Prunella Scales and Timothy West

The Choir of Royal Holloway is one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain. Its first recording on Edition Peters Sounds brings together the music, atmosphere and ethos of Christmas at Royal Holloway in the Chapel, celebrating with both sacred and secular music.

The album presents a broad mix of old and new complete with contemporary arrangements of familiar carols and pieces the Baltic states. Several pieces have not been recorded before, including an upper voice setting of William Blake’s The Lamb by American composer George Whitefield Chadwick. New contemporary arrangements include Away in a manger by the Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo. There are three arrangements by Royal Holloway musicians: O little one sweet (by a Royal Holloway choral scholar), Silent Night (by Rupert Gough) and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by a former choral scholar. Also previously unrecorded are original compositions by James Burton and Rihards Dubra.


Track Listing

1.  O come, O come Emmanuel – arr. John Rutter
2.  Adam lay y’bounden – Howard Skempton
3.  A tender shoot – Otto Goldschmidt
4.  Gabriel’s message – arr. Jim Clements
5.  READING: Softly the night is sleeping
6.  Sussex Carol – arr. David Willcocks
7.  O little town of Bethlehem
8.  Maria Wiegenlied – Max Reger, arr. R. Proulx
9.  Silent Night – arr. Rupert Gough
10.  READING: The Oxen – Thomas Hardy
11.  The Lamb – G.W. Chadwick
12.  Away in a manger – Ola Gjeilo
13.  READING: The Sheepdog – U. A. Fanthorpe
14.  O little one sweet – Alexander Turner
15.  A child’s prayer – Rihards Dubra
16.  Bogoroditsye Dyevo – Arvo Pärt
17.  READING: Christmas – John Betjeman
18.  On Christmas Night – James Burton
19.  O come, all ye faithful – arr. David Willcocks
20.  READING: Christmas Bells – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
21.  Ding dong merrily on high – arr. Mack Wilberg
22.  Sleigh ride – arr. Thomas Trotter (organ solo)
23.  Jingle Bells – arr. Ben Parry
24.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas – arr. Tom Robson

EPS003, released on November 30, 2015

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Fauré: Nocturnes

Daniel Grimwood – Piano

Daniel Grimwood‘s recording of Gabriel Fauré’s 13 Nocturnes (EPS001), the first release on the label, is available from Edition Peters, on digital platforms and in select shops.

Grimwood relishes the liquid harmonic movement and rich textural elaborations of Fauré’s ruminative, often dark pieces with poise and refinement; even when things get busy, the sound colours are beautiful. 
Stephen Pettitt, Sunday Times

This is an extremely satisfying disc and must rate as one of the finest recordings of these works

Bruce Reader, Classical Reviewer

Pianist Daniel Grimwood is one of the most original musicians of his generation. With a repertoire ranging from Elizabethan Virginal music to the works of living composers, he enjoys a solo and chamber career, which has taken him across the globe, performing on the most prestigious concert platforms, including the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room in London, the Rachmaninoff and Gnessin Halls in Moscow, the Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as venues Europe and Asia. 
More about Daniel Grimwood

Track Listing

1. Nocturne No. 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33, No. 1 – À Madame M. Baugnies
2. Nocturne No. 2 in B Major, Op. 33, No. 2 – À Madame Félix Guyon
3. Nocturne No. 3 in A flat Major, Op. 33, No. 3 – À Madame A. Bohomoletz
4. Nocturne No. 4 in E flat Major, Op. 36 – À Madame la Comtesse de Mercy-Argenteau
5. Nocturne No. 5 in B flat Major, Op. 37 – À Madame Marie P. Christofle
6. Nocturne No. 6 in D flat Major, Op. 63 – À Monsieur Eugène d’Eichthal
7. Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74 – À Madame Adela Maddison
8. Nocturne No. 8 in D flat Major, Op. 84 – À Madame Jean-Léonard Koechlin
9. Nocturne No. 9 in B minor, Op. 97 – À Madame Alfred Cortot
10. Nocturne No. 10 in E minor, Op. 99 – À Madame Brunet-Lecomte
11. Nocturne No. 11 in F sharp minor, Op. 104, No. 1 – En souvenir de Noémi Lalo
12. Nocturne No. 12 in E minor, Op. 107 – À Robert Lortat
13. Nocturne No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119 – À Madame Fernand Maillot

You can find the Nocturnes in sheet music form in the Urtext edition by Roy Howat at Edition Peters.


EPS001, released on December 10, 2014

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