Haydn Dickenson - "East" - Album Release (zur Zeit nur auf Englisch verfügbar)
RELEASE TO PRESS 25th APRIL 2006
HAYDN DICKENSON - ´EAST´ ALBUM RELEASE AND CONCERTS
British pianist Haydn Dickenson releases his debut album on May 8th titled ´EAST´. It showcases the works of London based German Composer, Pianist and Teacher Peter Feuchtwanger. The repertoire on the CD, all for solo Piano, is inspired exclusively by EASTern folk and art music. Extraordinarily inventive use of Piano sonority, texture and pedalling are used to suggest Arabic, Indian and other EASTern instruments, styles and scales.
Included on the album are the substantial Variations on an EASTern Folk Tune, that won the International Viotti Competition in 1959. Works by Feuchtwanger have been performed and occasionally recorded before - there was an early collaboration with Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar - but ´EAST´ is the first release devoted entirely to his music.
Haydn, much influenced by Feuchtwanger´s techniques, philosophy and approach to music,studied Piano with him during the 1990´s when it became his ambition to record his Piano output. Peter´s legendary work has earned him endorsements from Argerich, Cherkassky, Nikolaeva and others. ´Whatever exotic timbre Feuchtwanger seeks to develop through his own unique compositional alchemy, his sense of texture and sonority is unerringly suggestive. From this deeply human music there emanates a sense of meditative calm.´ Haydn´s performances of Feuchtwanger´s music have been described in the music press as ´revelations of supreme pianistic virtuosity´.
Haydn will perform a launch recital at Leighton House, Holland Park Road, W12 8LZ at 7.30 pm on May 12th. Tickets are £12. As numbers are restricted it is recommended that seats be reserved in advance via the contact below. He will also give a free lunchtime recital at 1.00 pm on May 11th at St. Mary Le Bow Church, Cheapside, EC2. Alongside music featured on the album, in both recitals he will play works by Bach, Chopin and Medtner.
´EAST´' will be the inaugural release of London based independent record label ´Music Chamber´, whose focus is on modern chamber music works. The CD will initially be available from Amazon.co.uk and later will be downloadable from our website www.music-chamber.com. For more background on the artist and composer see www.haydndickenson.co.uk and www.peter-feuchtwanger.de
Homepage of Haydn Dickenson: www.Haydndickenson.co.uk
Both - Peter Feuchtwanger and Haydn Dickenson - are available for interview during the week of May 8th. Requests should be directed through Richard Carruthers on 07887 575 465 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He should also be contacted for review copies of the album.