New cd of Cyril Scott piano music
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2019-10-07 16:37:33 UTC
Nino Gvetadze,pianist, Challenge Classics cd, free listening of complete cd here:


I believe my first hearing of all these works. Will need a second, but while all very pleasant, some interesting, none at this point memorable, perhaps not intended by the composer to be.
2019-10-07 22:28:38 UTC
Big fan of Scott here. A very interesting and talented man. He wrote 41 books!

"A composer, author, poet and occultist, Cyril Scott was an extraordinarily creative man. Ahead of his time both in his music and in his thought, Cyril Scott was one of the more remarkable men of his generation. Described by Eugene Goossens as 'the father of modern British music', Cyril Scott was admired by composers as diverse as Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and his lifelong friend." -Percy Grainger

https://www.cyrilscott.net (created and operated by his granddaughter, Amanta)

A new book on Scott, published by Boydell and Brewer in October 2018.

<< The Cyril Scott Companion
Unity in Diversity
722 pp.
Edited by Desmond Scott, Lewis Foreman, Leslie De'Ath

This Companion provides a comprehensive analysis and appraisal of all of Scott's available (published and unpublished) music and a broad picture of his entire output in literary, dramatic and philosophical genres.
Cyril Scott (1879-1970) was an English composer, writer and poet. He was a prolific composer-pianist writing over 400 works including four symphonies, three operas and concerti for piano, violin, cello, oboe and harpsichord. Often performing his own compositions he became a pioneer of British piano music, and his music was admired by composers as diverse as Debussy, Strauss, Stravinsky and Percy Grainger, the last a lifelong friend. A true polymath, Scott was also the author of forty-one books, including two autobiographies and one unpublished memoir, on subjects ranging from music, alternative medicine and humour to occultism, theosophy and Christianity. In addition, he wrote poems and plays and painted watercolours.

This Companion explores the life and work of this remarkably creative man. It provides a comprehensive analysis and appraisal of all the available music and includes a complete catalogue of his musical works, along with a discography. Several works completely unknown to the musical world, both music and literary (such as the memoir 'Near the End of Life'), are here newly catalogued and discussed. Altogether, the volume gives a broad picture of Scott's entire output in literary, dramatic and philosophical genres. >>