Robert Ely: piano music CD

Category: Piano music

Tags: collaboration, living composer, piano, contemporary music, CD, Robert Ely

caption: front CD cover, "Robert Ely: music for piano" and hands playing the piano

An exciting, lyrical and witty CD of piano music by Robert Ely is out, featuring the Cook & Stanley piano duo and myself. I hope my first ever CD will do justice to Robert’s music! I was honoured to be chosen by Robert for this recording.

Robert is a prolific composer with reams of fabulous music waiting to be played. As well as the piano music we recorded, he has songs, chamber sonatas and works for large ensembles. His flagship project is A Gay Century, a cycle of chamber operas about the experiences of gay people from the 20th century to the present day. Robert and his amazing collaborator, Peter Scott–Presland, are also campaigners for LGBTQIA+ rights. The completed work will be likely longer than Wagner’s Ring cycle and a major step for LGBTQIA+ issues in ‘classical music.’

I recorded the following works by Robert:

  • 6 Spanish Dance Etudes: I gave their premiere in October 2021 at the Royal College of Music
  • Sonata in F♯ minor
  • Airs and Graces
  • 6 Preludes
  • 4 Humoresques

I’d love to hear from anyone interested in the CD and Robert’s music. The CD was privately produced and Robert has a limited supply. Feel free to contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Robert.

Robert Ely: music for piano CD, back cover; list of works