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  • Radio & Television - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    current slot on BBC2 s Proms Extra Chord of the Week which has made itself a must see for the last two seasons Perhaps his most celebrated sequence is his deconstruction of Parry s Jerusalem in The Prince and the Composer a programme on Sir Hubert Parry presented by HRH Charles Prince of Wales and directed by John Bridcut first broadcast in 2011 and frequently repeated Here are some of the reviews Richard Osborne The Oldie Norris should be on our screens talking about music every week Fifty short prime time films by him would re educate the nation for a generation The programme s other gem was a breathtaking sequence in which the irrepressible David Owen Norris laid bare the prodigious skill and imagination that went into the making of Jerusalem Presented to camera from the keyboard it was a tour de force Norris should be on our screens talking about music every week Fifty short prime time films by him would re educate the nation for a generation It was Norris who defined the nature of Parry s Englishness over which the Prince agonized with several uncomprehending interviewees His answer reticence mingled with deep emotion in a quasi coded language which the English love and understand David Butcher Radio Times There are also ear opening insights Few people can unpack a piece of music better than David Owen Norris and if you don t fancy the whole hour and a half tune in for his captivating analysis of Jerusalem about 40 minutes in You ll never hear it the same way again A A Gill Sunday Times The joy of this programme was the deconstruction of the music by choristers and musicologists in particular a simply marvellous chap called David Owen Norris who explained the ethereal nuts and

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  • The Playlist Series - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    in her own hand Charles Dickens in his drawing room at Doughty Street Benjamin Franklin in his house at Charing Cross with his musical invention the Glass Harmonica Emma Lady Hamilton with her music collection and other memorabilia at the National Maritime Museum Samuel Pepys amongst his own bookcases in the eponymous though posthumous library at Magdalene College Cambridge with his Composing Machine Robert Burns in the room where he learned to dance with his own decorated fiddle Oscar Wilde at the scene of his arrest in the Cadogan Hotel One of the guests was his grandson who put his extensive collection of Wilde related music at our disposal Queen Victoria with her Golden Piano at Buckingham Palace Thomas Hardy in the house he built at Dorchester Max Gate James Joyce in the Martello Tower featured in the opening scene of Ulysses with Joyce s guitar See review at foot of this page Shakespeare onstage at Stratford John Clare in his cottage at Helpston another gem from David Owen Norris Daily Telegraph Nell Gwynn in her dressing room at Drury Lane The Duke of Wellington in the Waterloo Gallery at his London residence Apsley House with his 1772 Grand Piano by Americus Backers the oldest piano with pedals in the world see the picture at the top of the website One of the guests was the present Duke Here s a political cartoon of the first Duke as conductor Gillian Reynolds Daily Telegraph June 2012 Radio 4 as all its listeners know from the copious trailers is about to push out a big boat this Saturday with a new dramatisation of James Joyce s Ulysses spread across the day and the time frame of the novel with live links from Mark Lawson at Dublin locations significant in the narrative and

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  • Building a Library - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Germany Notes from the Piano Stool Radio Television The Playlist Series Building a Library Discography Early Pianos WSB 200 Sterndale Bennett Performances WSB select discography WSB select bibliography Queen Victoria s Musical Knights Videos Contact Building a Library David Owen Norris has Built more than 20 Libraries for BBC Radio 3 s Record Review most recently around Poulenc s Flute Sonata which he used to perform with the man for

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  • Discography - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    CDLX 7206 2008 SOLO PIANO Elgar Karg Elert First Symphony AVM AVZ 3024 1990 Elgar Sketches for Third Symphony NMC D052 1998 Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness MPR 203 1998 Elgar Complete Piano Music Elgar Editions EE 002 2003 Dyson Complete Piano Music Dutton CDLX 7137 2004 Elgar Songs Piano Music played on Elgar s 1844 Broadwood Avie AV2129 Amanda Pitt Mark Wilde Peter Savidge Two world premieres 2007 Audio guide to the Cobbe Collection of Composer related instruments at Hatchlands playing pianos formerly belonging to JC Bach Charles Dibdin JB Cramer Chopin Thalberg Liszt Bizet Elgar etc 2008 Elgar Karg Elert Norris Symphonic Study Falstaff Pomp Circumstance Elgar Editions EECD009 2009 Giles Easterbrook The Moon Underwater Chamber music and piano solo Prima Facie PFCD002 2010 Quilter Complete Piano Music EMR CD02 2011 Mendelssohn Complete Songs without Words not yet released VOCAL Quilter Songs Hyperion A 66208 David Wilson Johnson Grainger Songs Pearl SHE 572 David Wilson Johnson Schubert Winterreise Hyperion A66111 David Wilson Johnson 1984 Somervell Songs Hyperion CDA 66187 David Wilson Johnson 1986 Britten The Turn of the Screw Collins 70302 Bedford Lott Langridge 1993 Finzi Songs GMN CO116 David Wilson Johnson 1996 Britten Saint Nicholas Steuart Bedford Philip Langridge Naxos 8 557203 1996 Schubert Songs by Kosegarten and Goethe including the only recording of Schubert s first song cycle Dogstar DS001 Ian Partridge Jennifer Bates Ruth Peel 2000 Bantock Songs Dutton CDLX 7121 Jean Rigby Peter Savidge 2002 London Pride Song Recital Catherine Bott Hyperion CDA67457 2004 Quilter Complete Duets and Traditional Song Arrangements Naxos 8 557495 Amanda Pitt Joanne Thomas Philip Langridge David Wilson Johnson 2005 Elgar Songs Piano Music played on Elgar s 1844 Broadwood Avie AV2129 Amanda Pitt Mark Wilde Peter Savidge Two world premieres 2007 Music of the Pleasure Gardens Signum Classics SIGCD101

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  • Early Pianos - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Owen Norris owns a number of interesting antique pianos This 1828 Broadwood Grand Piano has the wide range and the divided pedal necessary for newly discovered virtuoso versions of Mozart Piano Concertos by Cramer Hummel with chamber accompaniment of violin flute cello Mendelssohn Sterndale Bennett also wrote for this type of piano amazingly many of their musical effects can at present be realized only on this one instrument which we ve been looking for for years John Broadwood was a brilliant publicist He employed the fashionably tousled young super star Humphrey Davy as his scientific consultant Davy s lectures at the Royal Institution had a delirious following in London society though he has found a soberer lasting fame as the inventor of the Miner s Safety Lamp Broadwood s greatest publicity coup still resounds today He made an unsolicited present of a piano to Beethoven Norris has access to a piano within a hundred serial numbers of Beethoven s the second closest match in existence The 1781 Square Piano by Christopher Ganer is of the type created in London in the mid 1760s by Johannes Zumpe with the dampers raised by hand levers rather than a pedal Norris s researches have revealed that composers like JC Bach and James Hook wrote Piano Concertos and Sonatas specifically for this engaging little instrument and that the World s First Piano Concerto was written for it in London in 1769 by the Fattest Man in England Norris has recorded highlights of this repertoire with Monica Huggett and Sonnerie The 1887 Pleyel Grand Piano is exactly what you d hope a piano made in Gay Paree in the run up to the Naughty Nineties might be Its straight strung bass and beautifully wound copper strings give a free unforced sound that perfectly complements its

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  • WSB 200 - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    settle down in some already invented niche like a hermit crab Bennett like Liszt found that the life of the touring virtuoso was not enough on its own and like Liszt turned to conducting He was the mainstay of the Philharmonic Society for many seasons Like Mendelssohn his musical and personal hero he revived the music of Bach he was founding president of the Bach Society in 1849 He was closely involved with the Great Exhibition of 1851 the London 2012 of its century Bennett was happy to bring his wide experience to the world of education He was Professor of Music at Cambridge where Charles Villiers Stanford was so indebted to his encouragement that he wrote a heart felt personal memoir to mark Bennett s centenary in 1916 By this time Stanford was one of the most successful composition teachers of all time so his appreciation has a proper weight Bennett also took an interest in the burgeoning movement for female education In 1848 he became a founding director Professor of Harmony and teacher of the pianoforte at Queen s College a girls school in Harley Street and he was on the Council of Bedford College a women s college founded in Bedford Square in London in 1849 When the Royal Academy of Music fell on hard times it was Bennett who rescued it taking on the role of Principal and for a while Chairman as well It was at the Academy that he taught both Tobias Matthay the celebrated Matthay Touch can be recognized in many reviews of Bennett s own playing and Arthur Sullivan who in his later years continued to recommend his old master s piano works to the touring virtuosi he met long after most musicians found them old fashioned Sterndale Bennett was not apparently

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  • Sterndale Bennett Performances - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    Hiroaki Takenouchi piano 11th RAM Chamber Music Festival 1 05pm Songs Op 23 18th RAM Chamber Music Festival 1 05pm Chamber Trio Op 26 19th Cardiff University National Museum of Wales 12 30pm Fantasia in A Op 16 Olivia Sham piano 20th Sheffield Crucible Theatre Ensemble 360 1 30pm Chamber Trio Op 26 26th RAM seminar 2 30pm Discussion on interactions between Mendelssohn Piatti and WSB then at 6pm Sonata Duo Op 32 Olivia Sham and Job ter Haar 29th RAM 6pm Research presentation on WSB as student professor and principal March Article planned to appear in FineMusicAustralia magazine and on their website 1st RAM Victorian Virtuosity WSB and Romantic Pianism 6pm Olivia Sham 1st Cambridge Faculty of Music West Road 1 05pm CUMS Selection by musicians from the University Instrumental Award Scheme to celebrate the bicentenary 5th All Saints Parish Church Orpington 7 30pm Orpington Symphony Orchestra conductor Raymond Lewis Overture The Naiades Op 15 and Piano Concerto No 4 Op 19 Soloist David Owen Norris April Articles planned to appear in the Journal of the British Music Society and BBC Music Magazine 1st RAM Display Case on show until end August See some of the items here 8th Bodleian Library Oxford Display Case on show until end May 10th Conway Hall London 6 30pm Galos Trio Chamber Trio Op 26 and Sonata Duo Op 32 11th Kuwait Colleges of Basic Education B11 Music Department Room F36 time to be confirmed Lecture Recital William Sterndale Bennett s Preludes Lessons Op 33 a Practical Consideration Dr Sana a Alsaif 11th 16th BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week 13th The 200th Birthday Oxford Convocation House 1pm Sonata Op 46 David Owen Norris Booking for Friends of Bodleian only until March 16th Ecclesall Parish Church Ecclesall Road South Ringinglow Road S11 7PP at 7 30pm The Sterndale Singers conductor Robert Webb and pianist Jonathan Gooing A celebratory concert of songs choral and piano music Tickets 12 students 6 under 16s free To book contact 0114 2554962 or email judith adam51 btinternet com 16th Stockport Town Hall 7 30pm Overture The May Queen Op 39 Stockport Symphony Orchestra conductor Wyn Davies 19 24th Britannia in Bamberg Festival Germany to include a selection of choral music songs and the Sonata Duo Op 32 21st 10 00am Marlow Christ Church United Reformed Church Speakers include Barry Sterndale Bennett Ruthie Cheung and Keith Bartlett Piano soloists Robert and Ruthie Cheung will play works by William Sterndale Bennett including Romance Op 14 No 2 Genevieve WO42 and Agitato Assai Op 24 No 3 2 for Marlow U3A Music Appreciation Group members 3 for invited guests 22 24th Cobbe Collection Hatchlands Park nr Guildford in collaboration with the RAM A conference festival The Historical Pianist May 4th Cobbe Collection Hatchlands Park at 12 noon Fantasia in A Op 16 Olivia Sham 8th Woking HG Wells Centre 7 30pm Holywell String Quartet Quartet in G WO17 28th English Music Festival Dorchester Abbey near Oxford Pre concert talk by

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  • WSB - select discography - davidowennorris.comdavidowennorris.com
    No 5 in F minor WO32 Malcolm Binns piano Nicholas Braithwaite conductor Philharmonia Orchestra Lyrita CD SRCD 205 1990 Piano Concerto No 4 in F minor Op 19 Caprice in E major Op 22 Howard Shelley piano conductor BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Hyperion CDA 67595 2006 Symphonies Symphony in G minor WO31 1835 Hilary Davan Wetton conductor Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra MKM CD 861 1987 Symphony in G minor Op 43 Douglas Bostock conductor Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Classico CLASSCD 634 2004 Symphony in G minor Op 43 Nicholas Braithwaite conductor London Philharmonic Orchestra Lyrita SRCD 206 2007 Overtures Overtures Parisina Op 3 The Naiades Op 15 The Woodnymph Op 20 The May Queen from Op 39 Nicholas Braithwaite conductor London Philharmonic Orchestra Lyrita SRCD 206 2007 Overture The Naiades Op 15 Dirk Joeres conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra IMP Carlton Classics CD 30367 00152 1995 Piano Solos Capriccio in D minor Op 2 Three Romances Op 14 Three Impromptus Op 12 30 Preludes and Lessons Op 33 Ilona Prunyi piano Marco Polo CD 8 223578 1992 Four pieces Op 28 Allegro grazioso Op 18 Genevieve WO42 Rondo piacevole Op 25 Scherzo Op 27 Three Musical Sketches Op 10 Sonata No 2 in A flat major Op 46 The Maid of Orleans Ilona Prunyi piano Marco Polo CD 8 2223512 1992 Suite de pieces in B major Op 24 Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 13 Ilona Prunyi piano Marco Polo CD 8 223526 1992 Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 13 Simon Callaghan piano Gents Muzikaal Achief Vol 34 CD RP GMA 069 073 2007 Three Musical Sketches Op 10 Kumiko Ida piano Lotusland Mittenwald MTWD 99008 2002 Three Romances Op 14 Sonata No 2 in A flat major Op 46 The Maid of Orleans Ian Hobson

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