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Sir Philip Ledger - A Musicians Legacy

NI6220
£14.99

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This CD release celebrates Philip Ledger’s pianism and his musicianship, which were never eclipsed by his vision of the future of the performing arts and the operational and administrative skills which he brought to the conservatoire scene in the UK.Professor John Wallace CBE Principal, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Philip Ledger’s career as a phenomenal pianist, conductor, church musician, and composer inspired us all. He could have concentrated on any one of these areas and been hugely successful, but it is clear that each influenced and strengthened the other and made him the unique musician that he was. William Owen

Sir Philip Ledger - A Musicians Legacy

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"This is a wonderful tribute to a remarkably fine musician." Classical Reviewer

“The clue is in the title ‘A Musician’s Legacy’; Sir Philip Ledger was an all-round musician par excellence. Pianist, conductor, church musician, and composer, he excelled in all of these… We are treated to very clear, immediate sound that captures all the spontaneity of live music-making. Audience noise is minimal and is in no way distracting. In the booklet notes, some of his friends and colleagues share their fond memories of Ledger…this is a very welcome release, and a worthy tribute to a great musician.” Stephen Greenbank, musicweb-international.com

“These Ledger/Alberni performances are released in memory of Philip Ledger and honour him in the integrity of the playing. The players blend and complement one another. These accounts don’t aim for beauty of tone and texture, but through experience and character convince you that the music matters. They make a worthy tribute to a fine musician.” Michael Greenhalgh, musicweb-interational.com

"The finale is the most successful of the three, making it exceptional. The performance is fiery when it needs to be and yet relaxes properly elsewhere. The string colours are at their most varied and the tempo changes are nicely judged, especially when the themes from the previous movements are reviewed. Ledger is as fine and sensitive as he was throughout the performance. So, a thoroughly enjoyable interpretation, and a mostly enjoyable performance that has sustained repeated listening. It sounds as if the audience enjoyed it, too. This CD is a fitting tribute to Philip Ledger's abilities as an exceptional chamber musician, relishing making music with his friends, and affording pleasure to many more than those at the actual concerts." Steven Halls 'The Elgar Society Journal', Vol. 18, No. 2, August 2013, pp. 48-9