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Athene Records was founded by period-piano specialist Joanna Leach, and offers not only recordings by Joanna and Peter Katin on historic keyboards, but also a small but select range of concert and studio recordings. Athene became part of the Divine Art group in 2004.
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SKU 23001
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"Three Square" - John Field Nocturnes
Former catalogue number ATHCD1
JOANNA LEACH (square piano)
16 Nocturnes by John Field are played on three square pianos of the time of composition namely a Stodart (c.1823), a Broadwood (1823) and a D’Almaine (c.1835). All the instruments were restored by Andrew Lancaster.
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SKU 23002
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Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas
Former catalogue number ATHCD2
JOANNA LEACH (square piano)
Josef Haydn:
Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6
Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:35
Sonata in E flat, Hob.XVI:49
Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

These sonatas are played on four square pianos of the time of composition namely a Stodart (c.1823), a Broadwood (1789), an Astor (c.1800) and a Longman & Broderip (1787). All the instruments were restored by Andrew Lancaster.
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SKU 23003
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Four Square - historic piano recital
Former catalogue number ATHCD3
JOANNA LEACH (square pianos)plays
Soler, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn.
These works are played on four square pianos of the early classical period namely a Stodart (c.1823), a Broadwood (1789), a D’Almaine (c.1835) and a Longman & Broderip (1787). All the instruments were restored by Andrew Lancaster.
“There is no more convincing fortepiano recital than this.” - Penguin Good CD Guide

Tracks:
A. Soler: Sonata no 90 in F sharp minor
J. Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:1
J.S. Bach: Partita no 1 in B flat
W.A. Mozart: Fantasie in D minor, K.397
F. Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D. 899, no. 4
F. Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte, op.19, no. 1
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in A major, K.331
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Die Schone Mullerin
Former catalogue number ATHCD6
RICHARD EDGAR-WILSON(tenor), JOANNA LEACH (square piano)
This work is played on a Clementi square piano of 1832 and is therefore a genuine reconstruction of the sort of sound heard in Schubert’s day. The instrument was restored by Andrew Lancaster.
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SKU 23007
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Schubert: Piano Music
Former catalogue number ATHCD7
PETER KATIN (square piano)
Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946
Valses Nobles, D.969
Moments Musicaux, D.780
These works are played on a Clementi square piano of 1832 and are therefore a genuine reconstruction of the sort of sound heard in Schubert’s day. The instrument was restored by Andrew Lancaster.
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SKU 23008
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Schumann Piano Music
Former catalogue number ATHCD8
ANDREAS BOYDE (piano)
Athene’s recordings with German pianist Andreas Boyde have been exceptionally well received by critics,. This CD recorded by German Radio (WDF), Cologne, is of a live concert given at the Schumann Saal, Düsseldorf.
The CD contains:
Carnaval, Op.9
Waldszenen, Op.82
Album für die Jugend, Op.68:
Melodie
Soldatenmarsch
Ein Choral
Nr. 21
Jägerliedchen
Nr.26
Figurierter Choral
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SKU 23009
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Peter Katin in Recital: Liszt and Brahms
Former catalogue number ATHCD9
PETER KATIN (piano)
Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Brahms: Variations & Fugue on a theme by Handel
Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de Pélérinage, 2)

One of the Minerva “Outstanding Concert Performance” Series, this CD is taken from a recital given at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 1983.
The pianist regards this as one of his best recordings.
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SKU 23010
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Dussek: Duos Concertants for Harp and Piano
Former catalogue number ATHCD10
DEREK BELL (Erard Grecian Harp)
JOANNA LEACH (Stodart Square Piano, 1823 and Clementi Square Piano, 1832)
J. L. Dussek (1760-1812) had a brilliant career as a pianist and composer. His relationships with two harpists (one of whom he married) led to his composing several works for the harp, distinguishing him from most composers of the period.
TRACKS
Duo Concertant, op.69, no.1
Duo Concertant, op.69, no.3
Sonata in F# minor, op.61
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SKU 23012
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Havergal Brian: complete piano music
Original Catalogue number ATHCD12
RAYMOND CLARKE (piano)
With ESTHER KING (mezzo-soprano) TESSA SPONG (speaker)
Havergal Brian is a phenomenon. His symphonies and orchestral music are becoming popular, and here is his lttle known but fascinating piano music. Includes both instrumental and vocal versions of "Three Illuminations"
Tracks:
Prelude - John Dowland’s Fantasy
Double Fugue in E flat
Four Miniatures
Prelude and Fugue in C minor
The Land of Dreams
The Birds
The Defiled Sanctuary
Prelude and Fugue in D minor/major
Three Illuminations
Three Illuminations (piano solo version)
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SKU 23013
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Titanic
(original catalogue number ATHCD13)
An atmospheric Poem in Five Pictures for Solo Piano
Composed and performed by RONAN MAGILL
Long before the epic motion picture was conceived, Ronan Magill compiled this music-poem in memory of the loss of the Titanic her passengers and crew. Inspired by watching the older film version of the tragedy, A Night to Remember, the piece was built up gradually into five “pictures” representing the voyage. The work incorporates two songs by composer Archibald Joyce, which were on the Titanic’s music lists, and one of which (Songe d’Automne) is believed to be the piece played by the ship’s band on the sloping deck, just before the final plunge into oblivion.
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Bell: Symphony no. 2 etc
Former catalogue number ATHCD14
Derek Bell : Variations and Musical Quotations
Symphony no 2 (“The Violet Flame”)
Tzvatanka Chistoforu (mezzo soprano), Derek Bell, Maria Tutoriliva (harps), Vratza State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgarian National Philharmonic Choir, cond Valeri Vatchev
Divertissement Variations on a Tune
Vratza Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Toccata Burlesca for oboe and piano
Petco Totev (oboe), Derek Bell (piano)
Beinsa Duono:
Izgryava sluntesuto
Barnaby Brown (flute), Derek Bell (harp)
Vehadi
Kiamen Zenu
Oghnyan Nicolor (tenor), Derek Bell (harp)
Gospodi, kolko Te obicham
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Tchaikovsky PC2/Shostakovich Symphony 9
ANDREAS BOYDE (piano, plays the Tchaikovsky 2nd Piano Concerto with the Freiburg Philharmonic conducted by Johannes Fritzsch which also performs the magnificent 9th Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich.

Just re-issued by demand, this CD attracted rave reviews on its original release: "one of the best interpretations I have yet heard... fabulous" - (Fanfare); "Sensational" (Stuttgarter Nachrichten)

A Freiburger Edition Live COncert Recording in assocation with Sudwestfunk Landsstudio. Total playing time 73.34.
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SKU 23017
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Pictures and Reflections
Former catalogue number ATHCD17
ANDREAS BOYDE (piano)
with a stunning performance of:
MUSSORGSKY:Pictures at an Exhibition
RAVEL: Miroirs
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SKU 23018
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Shostakovich Preludes and Sonatas
Former catalogue number ATHCD18
RAYMOND CLARKE (piano)
Clarke is established as a performer of amazing talent and musicianship. He specialises in music of the 20th century, and this recording has been given many accolades
TRACKS:
24 Preludes, op.34
Sonata no. 1, op.12
Sonata no. 2 in B minor, op.61
Prelude & Fugue in D minor, op.87, no.24
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Szymanowski: Piano Sonatas
Former catalogue number ATHCD19
RAYMOND CLARKE (piano)
Sonata no. 1 in C minor, op.8
Sonata no. 2 in A major, op.21
Sonata no. 3, op.36
Prelude & Fugue in C# minor

Included in GRAMOPHONE’s “Critics’ Choice” of the best recordings issued in 1999.
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Dvorak and Schoenfield Piano Concertos
Former catalogue number ATHCD21
ANDREAS BOYDE (piano);
Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by
Johannes Fritzsch (Dvorak);
Dresden Sinfoniker
conducted by Jonathan Nott (Schoenfield).
Dvorak:Piano concerto in G minor
Schoenfield:Piano concerto “four parables”
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Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas vol. 2 and Capriccio
Former catalogue number ATHCD22
JOANNA LEACH (square piano)
Josef Haydn:
Sonata in D major, Hob XVI:37
Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36
Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI:23
Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI:34
Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:51
Capriccio in G major, Hob. XVII:1
These works are played on a Stodart square piano of 1823 and is therefore a genuine reconstruction of the sort of sound heard when these works were new and contemporary. The instrument was restored by Andrew Lancaster.
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Schumann and Brahms - Variations
Former catalogue number ATHCD23
ANDREAS BOYDE (piano) plays
Schumann:
Variations on a theme by Clara Wieck, op.5
Variations on a theme by Beethoven
Variations on a theme by Schubert *
Variations on an original theme
Brahms:
Variations on a theme by Schumann, op.23
(transcribed for solo piano by Theodor Kirchner)
* The Schubert variations were never completed by Schumann, despite several attempts, and the piece has bee reconstructed from the manuscripts and completed by Andreas Boyde; this is its first ever recording.
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Chopin: The Complete Scherzos and Impromptus
Bernard d'Ascoli (piano)
plays the four Scherzi and four Impromptus
of Fryderyk Chopin. (Recorded 2004)
CD contents:
Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Scherzo no. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Impromptu no. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
Impromptu no. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
Impromptu no. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
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Scarlatti: 16 Keyboard Sonatas
JOANNA LEACH (1823 square piano) casts a new light on well-known keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti:
E major Kk380, A minor Kk54, A major Kk113, F minor Kk481,
D minor Kk1, B minor Kk27, F minor Kk466, C major Kk461
E minor Kk198, A major Kk208, A major Kk209, G minor Kk64,
F sharp minor Kk25, D minor Kk9, D major Kk491, D major Kk492.
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