J. S. Bach: Jesu, joy of man's desiring from Cantata BWV147 J. S. Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata BWV29 J. S. Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV634 Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon Handel: Siciliana and Presto from Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 5 Rameau: Contredanse from Les Indes galantes Stanley: Andante from Organ Voluntary in E minor, Op. 6 No. 9 Vivaldi: Allegro from Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 No. 8 RV522
Michael Aston held an Exhibition for music at Cambridge University. After a short career in the Civil Service, he moved to Leeds, in 1979, and began a career as a freelance musician. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. He has written about Walton for Classical Music magazine and edited a volume of the William Walton Edition, published by Oxford University Press. He is the compiler of four volumes of piano duets published by OUP.
These beautifully prepared editions of attractive and varied works will be of interest to piano duettists everywhere. They are an ideal introduction to the medium for students and worthwhile repertoire for the more seasoned pianist. This series has something for every duet player. * Piano Professional, April 2019 *