Ivor Novello (1893–1951) perhaps best known to Americans as a character in Gosford Park, was a songwriter, actor and film star whose music captured an era. The songs on this album, elegantly adapted for solo piano by Simon Mulligan, are a nostalgic tribute to his irresistible romantic style.
A unique Steinway & Sons release features pianist extraordinaire Simon Mulligan playing songs by Welsh composer Ivor Novello.
“Simon Mulligan is the most abundantly gifted of pianists.”
The Times of London
“A pianist with complete mastery of the instrument.”
About the Artist
In addition to his extensive discography and vast repertoire, British pianist Simon Mulligan’s solo work gains praise from critics and audiences alike, and his collaborations include performances and recordings with Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Leonard Slatkin and Sting. He has performed all over the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as private performances for Her Majesty the Queen and President Barack Obama. His keen interest in film composition led to a long association with composer Michael Kamen, culminating in his performance on the soundtrack to Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. He has led his own jazz quartet since he was thirteen, which has performed in major international festivals. His eclectic work has led to profiles in Downbeat, JazzTimes, BBC Music, Classic fM, and Gramophone magazines, among others. Simon is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music, and his teachers include Alexander Kelly, Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel and Alexis Weissenberg.
About Steinway & Sons label
The STEINWAY & SONS music label produces exceptional albums of solo piano music across all genres. The label — a division of STEINWAY & SONS, maker of the world’s finest pianos — is a perfect vessel for producing the finest quality recordings by some of the most talented pianists in the world.