Summer Waves

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Summer Waves

Len Vorster (piano)

A collection of short piano works performed by Len Vorster by composers such as Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel and four others.

Len Vorster writes:

This CD evokes the spirit of the summer and the sea where I grew up near the beach in Cape Town, South Africa. The music reflects the shimmering warmth and sensuality of the summer and the ever-changing ebb and flow of the sea.

It also captures the dance rhythms of Spain, France and America, and the nocturnes reflect the sea’s sultry stillness at sunset. I celebrate the eccentricity of Lord Berners, Lennox Berkeley’s exquisite Six Preludes for Piano, and Ravel’s sublime Valses noble et sentimentales (published with Henri Régnier’s quotation “the delicious and forever-new pleasure of a useless occupation”).


Len Vorster (piano)



Preludes (1926) George Gershwin
I. Allegro 1
II. Andante
III. Allegro 2

Cancion (1900) Manuel de Falla

Serenata (1901) Manuel de Falla

Nocturne (1896) Manuel de Falla

Serenata Andaluza (1900) Manuel de Falla

Valse Capricho (1900) Manuel de Falla

Polka (1941) Lord Berners

Valse (1943) Lord Berners

Six Preludes for Piano, Op. 23 (1945) Lennox Berkeley
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegretto
V. Allegro
VI. Andante

Nocturne No. 5 in B-flat Major (1817) John Field

Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 Nocturne Edvard Grieg

La plus que lente - Valse (1910) Claude Debussy

Les Chemins de l'amour (1940) Francis Poulenc

Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911) Maurice Ravel


Move Records CD
Released July 2024