ARTISTS

Myers, Thalia

Thalia
Myers
Piano

Thalia Myers has earned an international reputation as an exceptional pianist of wide-ranging musical sympathies. She has performed and broadcast as soloist and chamber musician in over thirty countries; she is dedicated equally to disseminating new works and reviving neglected older repertoire. Her repertoire and solo recordings, most recently on the Metronome, NMC and Usk labels, encompass music from the eighteenth century to the present and include five albums of contemporary works for solo piano.

A lifelong champion of new music, she has commissioned numerous works and given many first performances and première broadcasts of British works throughout the world. Composers who have written new works for her include David Bedford, Philip Cashian, Kim Helweg, Alun Hoddinott, Gabriel Jackson, Elisabeth Lutyens, Patrick Nunn, Jeremy Dale Roberts, Edwin Roxburgh, Timothy Salter and Howard Skempton.

Her combined interests in contemporary music, music education and the promotion of amateur music-making led her to commission the first of the award-winning Spectrum anthologies of short, musically uncompromising, technically accessible piano pieces in 1995. Published in 1996 by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, this was followed by Spectrum 2 (1999), Spectrum 3 (2001) and Spectrum 4 (2005). In 2000, collaborating with the Royal College of Music Junior Department, Bath Spa University College and  COMA (contemporary music-making for amateurs) she commissioned the Chamber Music Exchange, works of similar purpose for piano trio, string quartet and wind quintet.

 

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DESCRIPTION

50 short pieces for piano students by 30 of Britain's leading composers, commissioned by the Associated Board.

REVIEWS

"A wonderful snapshot of music being written in Britain now. Better still, these pieces have been written for us all to play."

The Observer 1999

RECORDING CREDITS

Recording date: 26-27 May 1997 (Disc 1), 15-16 February 1999 (Disc 2)

Recording venue: Chapel Studios, Tilburg, Netherlands (Disc 1), Challow Park, Wantage (Disc 2)

Engineers: Bert Kraaipoel (Disc 1), David Lefeber (Disc 2) 
Producers: Maarten Hartveldt (Disc 1), David Lefeber (Disc 2) 
Editing & mastering: David Lefeber

Cover image: Okvik Design

(P) 1999 NMC Recordings Ltd

Publisher:
ABRSM
Catalogue number:
NMC D057
Release Date:
3 January 1999