P0076. COLIN TILNEY : Musik im italienischen Stil (Johann Jacob Froberger). EMI 26504, recorded 1976. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 724382650423
“Colin Tilney is internationally known for his harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano playing, with many solo recordings on DG (Archive), EMI Electrola, Decca, Hyperion, Dorian, Doremi and CBC SM 5000. Originally working in London as an accompanist and repetiteur, in 1979 he moved to Canada, first to Toronto, where he taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music and founded the chamber group Les Coucous Bénévoles; more recently (2002) to Victoria where, in addition to playing continuo for the Victoria Symphony, he is on the staff of the Music School at the University of Victoria. For Music & Arts he earlier recorded a Scarlatti disc, Bach’s English Suites on an antique Italian harpsichord, the French Suites on clavichord, an album of fugues by Bach and his forerunners, and a collection of suites, toccatas, fantasias and a lament by Froberger.
He appeared in 1964 as the harpsichordist under Stravinsky on a Columbia recording of the composer's opera THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (M3L-310/Sony SX22K-46290 CD), and in general has shown much interest in contemporary music. He gave the first London performance of Hans Werner Henze's Lucy Escott variations; commissioned works by Elisabeth Lutyens and the South African composer Priaulx Rainier (Quinque, 1973); and regularly plays music by modern writers in recital.”
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