Welsh Impressions - Smith, Zoë, piano - CD




A solo recital by pianist Zoë Smith in music by 13 Welsh composers, many recorded for the first time. Tŷ Cerdd, 2019. Contains pieces by Mervyn Burtch (1929-2015), George Mantle Childe (1912-2012), E.T. Davies (1878-1969), Eiluned Davies (1913-99), Dilys Elwyn Edwards (1918-2012), Cyril Jenkins (1885-1978), Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), Henry Brinley Richards (1817-85), T.Osborne Roberts (1879-1948), David Vaughan Thomas (1873-1934), Mansel Thomas (1909-86), Grace Williams (1906-77) & Meirion Williams (1901-76). Zoë, Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, developed recitals of these pieces to coincide with the 2018 Eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Cardiff & recorded them at Tŷ Cerdd Studio in the Millenium Centre in 2018-19.

Owen, Morfydd - Four Welsh Impressions: Llanbrynmair, Glantaf, Nant-y-ffrith & Beti Bwt

Jenkins, Cyril - The Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter

Davies, E.T. - Welsh Folk Dances

Williams, Grace - The Silent Pool

Thomas, David Vaughan - Allegro vivace in D

Roberts, T. Osborne – Prelude on ‘St Tudno’

Childe, George Mantle arr. - Suo Gân

Williams, Meirion - Nocturne in Ab

Edwards, Dilys Elwyn - Lullaby

Davies, Eiluned - Three European Dances: La Casse-noisette (France), Paiduska Makedonska (Macedonia) & Tropanka (Bulgaria)

Thomas, Mansel - Six Song Preludes: Broad Sound, Channel Saint, The Inner Light, A Song of Sleep, The Mask of Pity & Èze-Sur-Mer

Burtch - Sonatina no.5

Richards, Henry Brinley arr. - Juanita