Piano concerto in E flat major – Allegretto giocoso
John Lenehan, piano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
From John Ireland: Piano Concerto (2011)
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John Ireland: Piano concerto in E flat major – Allegretto giocoso
John Ireland’s radiant Piano Concerto was written for his protégée Helen Perkin, and is infused with her sense of vitality. The result is a brilliant work of high spirits and expressive longing. Perkin also premièred Legend, a dark, brooding evocation of the ancient landscape of Harrow Hill on the Sussex Downs.