For over thirty years Rex Lawson has been at the forefront of pianola music throughout the world. This recording features new music and arrangements for pianola commissioned by the Aeolian Company of London in 1921, with music from JS Bach, Arnold Bax, Frederic Cowen, Percy Grainger, Herbert Howells, Maurice Ravel, Alfredo Casella, Hubert Parry, Igor Stravinsky and others.
Rex Lawson pianola
'What you get here is Lawson playing, not merely operating, a pianola. These are his performances - and he really does give you the sense of a live event. The programme is a fascinating one.' Gramophone
'This delightful disc contains crisp, meticulous music for the Pianola... Lawson has mastered this art and spread the Pianola gospel around the world.' The Sunday Times
The works on this album were recorded between 25-26 July 2007 at the Old Granary Studio, Beccles, Suffolk.
Recording Engineer & Producer: RICHARD BLACK
Repertoire Consultant: DENIS HALL
Editing & Mastering: RICHARD BLACK
Executive Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS
(P) 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd
Catalogue number: NMC D136
Release Date: 5 May 2008