Composers' Series, The - Volume 9 Piano Solos (Evans)

By Lindley Evans

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Lindley Evans (1895-1982)

16 piano solos, composed between  1927 and 1967.  The hard copy volume includes a CD of these works.

Pianist, composer, conductor, organist, chorister, lecturer, and examiner Lindley Evans was the modern-day renaissance man who made a huge contribution to musical society in Australia during the twentieth century. Born in South Africa his family migrated to Australia when he was fifteen. He felt his own youth and inexperience was a disadvantage and so sought lessons to improve his expertise with Frank Hutchens at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music. One thing led to another and Lindley was soon offered many more musical opportunities amongst them adjudicating various competitions, teaching a music appreciation class at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Croydon, conducting choirs as well as a great deal of accompaniment work. By 1921 Evans was a member of the piano staff at the NSW Conservatorium. 

After a very successful recital with flautist John Lemmoné Evans was asked to accompany Dame Nellie Melba and so developed a strong partnership that lasted many years.

His piano works are not numerous, and it appears that composition was just another activity that Evans was able to undertake with ease, having had no formal composition lessons.

All of the works are very tonal, mostly in ternary form and Evans favours those keys in ‘flat ‘tonalities. (Db major being commonly used.) The works were mostly written in the 1930s and 40s with only two exceptions – Holidays in Australia, 1963, and Il Cielo Sereno, 1967.

More comprehensive biographical notes are within the volume which also includes a CD of all the works.

Researched, edited and recorded by Jeanell Carrigan

Volume 9:  Lindley Evans

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As part of 'The Composer's Series' many of these works have been recorded by Jeanell Carrigan on a CDs:  Sea Impressions (Wirr108); Forest Magic (Wirr109)