22 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released ahead of his 75th birthday, Piano finds Karl Jenkins in the dual role of composer and pianist. He returns to many of his best-loved pieces, such as The Armed Man, “Adiemus” and Requiem, and treats us to an intimate, stripped-back programme of sure-fire favourites. One of the most-performed living composers, he has a gently benign presence, not to mention an easy way with melody and heart-salving harmonies that never misses the mark. He’s a fluent player and this touchingly sincere album will appeal to his myriad fans: It’s not often that we get this close to the great man.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released ahead of his 75th birthday, Piano finds Karl Jenkins in the dual role of composer and pianist. He returns to many of his best-loved pieces, such as The Armed Man, “Adiemus” and Requiem, and treats us to an intimate, stripped-back programme of sure-fire favourites. One of the most-performed living composers, he has a gently benign presence, not to mention an easy way with melody and heart-salving harmonies that never misses the mark. He’s a fluent player and this touchingly sincere album will appeal to his myriad fans: It’s not often that we get this close to the great man.

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