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McLachlan, Murray - Aspirations: Piano Music by Marcus Blunt (CD)



Piano Sonatas Nos 1-3
Seven Preludes
Three Nocturnes
Three Fantasies
Iona Prelude
Iona Caprice
Prelude on a fugue theme by J.S. Bach

Murray McLachlan (piano)

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Marcus Blunt was inspired by Shaw’s Man and Superman to express in music a positive and purposeful philosophy of life. His Sonata No. 3 (The Life Force) was the result. Throughout his music one finds influences from Scarlatti (classical structure and counterpoint) to Scriabin (rich luxuriant romanticism). His music reflects places and people to a large degree, so many pieces are pictures in sound. This is a fine anthology of works brilliantly played by Murray McLachlan and should help to give Marcus Blunt’s music its proper place amongst the finest of modern piano repertoire. His orchestral, chamber and instrumental works have also been performed and broadcast worldwide to great acclaim.

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