Forgotten

The British pianist Evlyn Howard-Jones (1877-1951) has been only known to a handful of insiders, but his playing deserves for sure attention.
There are some marvelous Bach recordings from 1929 and 1930. Far from the dry and academic Bach playing which is la mode these days it is wonderful to see such imagination and musicality. For sure this is not ‘historically informed’ Bach playing, but once one uses the Grand Piano such an enterprise is an impossibility in itself.

And as a bonus: three wonderful Preludes by Frederic Delius ( 1862–1934 ), one of my favorite British composers. The first of the Preludes was dedicated to Howard Jones by the composer .