In November I spent three days at Wyastone Concert Hall recording the second part of Christopher Brown‘s 24 Preludes and Fugues for Lyrita Recorded Edition. The work is a two and half hour magnum opus for solo piano, containing a huge range of styles, moods, colours and musical references – not to mention every fugal and contrapuntal technique under the sun. Chris’ several decades experience teaching counterpoint and compositional techniques at both the Royal Academy of Music and Cambridge University shine through in spectacular fashion. To learn more about his work click here.
Preparation for this project went back to before lockdown, and the initial pieces were actually premiered online. Now the whole work is ‘in the can’ and we begin the editing process with a great sense of anticipation. The complete release is scheduled for latter 2023, to coincide with Chris’ 80th birthday celebrations.
Congratulations, and thank you, Chris!
Christopher Brown’s 24 Preludes and Fugues,