|Live - Byw
"I wanted to produce a CD that was honest to how it really is live - the adrenalin, excitement and audience atmosphere that can’t be captured in a dry studio. The ambition is not to falsify by achieving perfection through endless editing, but to hear the beauty of the music as it flowed live - mistakes, audience noise and all!!" Catrin Finch
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|Catrin Finch Profile & index of recordings and sheet music|
|1||Toccata and Fugue in D minor||JS Bach (1685-1750),
arr X.Erdeli and C. Finch
|2||The Lark||Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)||7'06”|
|3||Le Rossignol||Franz Liszt (1811 -1886)
arranged H. Renié
|Improvisations for Harp||William Mathias (1932-1992)|
|4 Movement I||1'18”|
|5 Movement II||2'56”|
|6 Movement III||1'12”|
|7||BUGS! Mosquito Massacre||Paul Patterson (1947)||6'07”|
|8||Prelude (Asturias) from Cantos de Espana||Isaac Albeniz (1755-1821)
arr S. Mc Donald and L. Wood
|9||Fantasy on Lara’s Granada||Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)||5'43"|
|10||Grand Study in imitation of the Mandoline||Elias Parish-Alvars (1808-1849)||7’48”|
|11||Kentucky Fried Chicken Rag||David Hellewell (Mr.D)
arr C. Finch
There is nothing like the real thing.
I remember when I first touched a string to produce a sound; it was such a greater experience for me, compared to when I had only heard the sound before. Then through hours of practice and inspiration over the last 20 years, gradually as I got to know my instrument better, there was a never ending stream (and still is) of discoveries and new sounds, all through the beauty of the music.
So, I wanted to produce a CD that was honest to how it really is live - the adrenalin, excitement and audience atmosphere that can’t be captured in a dry studio. The ambition is not to falsify by achieving perfection through endless editing, but to hear the beauty of the music as it flowed live - mistakes, audience noise and all!!
It is the oddly shaped stones that make the castle interesting — and for me it is the character and atmosphere of the concert, channelled through the performer, that makes the electricity, which can only be achieved in live performances. I hope in making this CD that elements of this electricity can be felt, and that the natural and un-adulterated flow of the music highlights the genius of the composers and the instrument itself.
This CD is dedicated to the memory of Grandad — who enjoyed coming to my concerts so much.
Tracks 1, 9 & 10 recorded at Salem
Album recorded by Hywel Wigley
Made in Wales
|Available from Creighton's Collection|
Bugs by Paul Patterson
Grand Study in imitation of the Mandoline by Elias Parish Alvars