Pianobooks I-VII

Paperback / softback
John Woolrich's Pianobooks form a fascinating ongoing collection of intimate, small scale inventions for the piano. Often woven around codes and ciphers, with beguiling titles like `Take Wing', `Distant', and `Over the Sea', these short works (often no longer than one or two pages) are ideal teaching pieces, economically conjuring emotional worlds in a rich but easily-graspable musical language. `A kaleidoscopic mixture of spiky wit, lightness and dark menace... sparse in notes but deep in atmosphere, undeniably modern but with the ghosts of the past tiptoeing through them.' Joanna MacGregor