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Leslie Howard plays Four Scandinavian Sonatas

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Sibelius - Sonata in F major, opus 12
Gade - Sonata in E minor, opus 28
Palmgren - Sonata in D minor, opus 11
Grieg - Sonata in E minor, opus 7 - original version
Leslie Howard - Piano

LESLIE HOWARD - PIANIST
"a virtuoso in the true Romantic style with its emphasis on
musicality as much as bravura" The Guardian

Renowned concert pianist Leslie Howard has given recitals and concerto performances all over the world. His repertoire embraces the whole gamut of the piano literature from the time of the instrument's inception to the music of the present day. As a soloist, and in chamber music and song, Howard is a familiar figure at numerous international festivals. With a vast array of more than 80 concertos, he has played with many of the worldís great orchestras, working with many distinguished conductors.

Howard's gramophone recordings include music by Franck, Glazunov, Grainger, Grieg, Granados, Rakhmaninov, Rubinstein, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and, most important of all, Liszt, which total 97 CDs to date.
 
Jan Sibelius (1865-1957) - Sonata in F major, opus 12 (1891)  
1  Allegro molto  5.55
2  Andantino – Presto  6.57
3  Vivacissimo  3.44
      
Niels Gade (1817-1890) - Sonata in E minor, opus 28 (c.1841; revised 1854)  
4  Allegro con fuoco  6.18
5  Andante  4.49
6  Allegretto  2.40
7  Molto allegro e appassionato  5.22
      
Selim Palmgren (1878-1951) - Sonata in D minor, opus 11 (1900)  
8  Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Più mosso  6.30
9  Un poco moderato  4.37
10  Molto allegro con spirito  4.15
      
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) - Sonata in E minor, opus 7 original version (1865)  
11  Allegro moderato  5.59
12  Andante molto  4.22
13  Alla Menuetto, ma poco più lento  3.13
14  Finale: Molto allegro  7.08