Kenneth Hamilton plays Ronald Stevenson

NEW CD – Volume I of Kenneth Hamilton plays Ronald Stevenson. Kenneth Hamilton discusses his new Stevenson CD on Classical 95.9 WCRI radio in the US under the title “Conducting Conversations”.  This is available as a podcast on the following link: Conducting Conversations
The podcast include some interesting informal chat about the pieces themselves, and includes 7 complete tracks from the CD (the Three Scottish Ballads, Heroic Song for Hugh MacDiarmid, Rachmaninoff Lilacs, Novello/Stevenson “We’ll gather lilacs“, and Tauberiana).
ronald_ken_cover This CD has just become available (July 2016).  Kenneth Hamilton has recorded it on a fine Hamburg Steinway at the School of Music, Cardiff University, in Wales. The playlist is as follows: ronald_ken_tray_insert Peter Grimes Fantasy Three Scottish Ballads:
  1. Lord Randal
  2. The Dowie Dens O’ Yarrow
  3. Newhaven Fishwife’s Cry
Beltane Bonfire Heroic Song for Hugh MacDiarmid Symphonic Elegy for Liszt Chorale and Fugue in Reverse on Themes of Robert and Clara Schumann * Three Elizabethan Pieces after John Bull:
  1. Pavan
  2. Galliard
  3. Jig—The King’s Hunt (revised version) *
Lilacs – Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) )/Ronald Stevenson We’ll Gather Lilacs – Ivor Novello (1893-1951)/Ronald Stevenson Tauberiana (My Heart and I) * Richard Tauber (1891-1948)/Ronald Stevenson   (*first recordings)   Kenneth is already working on the second volume: sponsorship will be very welcome and may be made using the pro forma letter below (click to open this pdf) KennethHamilton_StevePlews_CD_IRC