KATHLEEN LONG Decca solo recordings 1941-45



COMPACT DISC 1 (70.48)

1. ANONYMOUS/RESPIGHI Siciliana from Antiche danze et arie
2-9. D SCARLATTI Sonata in C sharp minor K247 (L256); Sonata in G major K201 (L129); Sonata in C minor K84 (L10) Sonata in F sharp minor K447 (L294); Sonata in A major K62 (L45); Sonata in B flat major K47 (L46); Sonata in F major K366 (L119); Sonata in G major K235 (L154)
10. PARADIES Toccata (Allegro) from Sonata No 6 in A major
11. J S BACH Fantasia in C minor BWV906
12. J S BACH/ALBERT LÉVÊQUE Sheep May Safely Graze from BWV208
13. SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor Op 164, D537
16. SCHUBERT Sonata in E flat major Op 122, D568

COMPACT DISC 2 (73.11)

GRIEG Lyric Pieces
1-8. Butterfly Op 43 No 1; Shepherd Boy Op 54 No 1; Notturno Op 54 No 4; Scherzo Op 54 No 5; Peasant’s Song Op 65 No 2; Once upon a time Op 71 No 1; Summer’s Eve Op 71 No 2; Puck Op 71 No 3
9. FAURÉ Barcarolle No 2 in G major Op 41
10. FAURÉ Nocturne No 6 in D flat major Op 63
11. FAURÉ Thème et variations Op 73
12. DEBUSSY Préludes Book II

An unobtrusive figure in the British music scene and despite her self-stated lack of ambition, KATHLEEN LONG (1896–1968) was a musician of the highest order. She taught for 44 years at the Royal College of Music and was a major Decca artist for two decades, having recorded for several other labels before that. Her first recording was made in 1928, and her first Decca recordings (of Mozart’s Piano Concertos K449 and K450) were made in 1935. Her first Decca solo recordings are those on this release. On disc, she made premiere recordings of several Mozart concertos and sonatas and was renowned for her Scarlatti and Fauré. For her service to French music, she was made Honorary Member of the Académie de France.

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