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Christopher Williams presents Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2

1 March 2022

Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2, performed by Christopher Williams, has been released.

The published works of Semyon Alexeyevich Barmotin (1877–1939) date from a particularly rich flowering of Russian culture that preceded the Revolution of 1917.

From the Romantic expansiveness of the Piano Sonata, Op. 4 to the colourful and reflective Tableaux de la vie enfantine, the attraction of Barmotin’s piano music stems from his spirited artistic personality, the refinement of his harmonic language and mastery of form.

Christopher Williams continues his acclaimed rediscovery of a composer who allows the emotional character of each musical moment to flourish.

Christopher studied music at Cardiff University, where he now teaches piano.

A staff pianist at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he also plays orchestral piano and celeste with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with which he has toured the east coast of America.

As an accompanist and soloist, Christopher performs across Europe including the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Conservatoire de Musique in Avignon, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall.

Barmotin’s Piano Music, Vol. 2 is available now on Grand Piano records.

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