Editors’ Notes William Howard’s idea to commission 14 composers to write short love songs for solo piano has resulted in a beautifully touching album. Each composer celebrates the feeling in a very different, very personal way—as do the two winners of Howard’s Love Song Composing Competition, whose pieces complete this collection. Joby Talbot describes his affection for his baby daughter with dreamlike flurries punctuated with a beautiful, bell-like melody, while Robert Saxton bases his piece on the letters of his wife’s name and Beethoven’s own love song “Für Elise.” Nico Muhly, meanwhile, explores the idea of lovers moving closer and further apart, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad ends the album with an unashamedly romantic, big-hearted homage to Dusty Springfield. A collection to fall in love with again and again…

SONG
Solitary Highland Song
1
3:18
 
Roses in a Box
2
3:41
 
Fast Cloud (A Love Song)
3
5:30
 
Fragile
4
3:12
 
Falling Pairs
5
3:49
 
Camille
6
4:06
 
Album Leaf
7
3:47
 
Herz an Herz
8
4:43
 
For Teresa
9
2:52
 
For Fiammetta
10
3:26
 
Sonata No. 7 "Little Song of Love and Mercy"
11
4:12
 
O du Liebe meiner Liebe
12
5:43
 
Love on the Escalator
13
4:08
 
Chanson perpétuelle
14
2:47
 
A Love Song, Op. 142
15
3:22
 
Love Song for Dusty
16
4:04
 

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