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With Tenderness, With Fire

Ronald Farren-Price encores his hugely popular "Reflections" CD with this recital of music ranging from the sublime beauty of a Beethoven Adagio to the thundering splendour of Prokofiev's "Toccata".

The solo recital has always occupied a special place in music, for we are taken in to the performer's confidence and invited to share their inner world. On a piano a recital can range from the delicate and the gentle to the stormy and the furious, for no other instrument approaches the piano in orchestral power, harmonic richness, or sheer variety of textures.


Ronald Farren-Price

Ronald Farren-Price "... a sensitive artist and a virtuoso of top rank ... he demonstrated a perfect balance between the sound and the expression of the music ... definitely a pianist of great distinction."

Press quotes

“The gossamer touch of pianist Ronald Farren-Price breathes new life into the classics ... a majestic session ... captivating”

— Chris Copas, The Star

“Ronald Farren-Price ... plays with fine virtuosity and expressive warmth a recital program of pianistic delights”

— Bill Hoffmann, Canberra Times

“The choice of music is impeccable ... all of them given with clarity and expressive assurance.”

— Raymond Chapman Smith, The Advertiser

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Quejas o La maja y El Ruisenoir no. 4 from Goyescas Enrique Granados
  2. Sonata in G minor, K476 L340 Domenico Scarlatti
  3. Lieder ohne worte, Op. 30 No. 3 in E Major Felix Mendelssohn
  4. Lieder ohne worte, Op. 38 No. 6 in A♭ Major Felix Mendelssohn
  5. Etude Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major Frédéric Chopin
  6. Etude Op. 25 No.1 in A♭ Major Frédéric Chopin
  7. Etude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor Frédéric Chopin
  8. Adagio from Pathetique Sonata Ludwig van Beethoven
  9. C minor Book 1, BWV 847 Johann Sebastian Bach

  10. Prelude
  11. Fugue
  12. Concerto in the Italian Style (1st. Mov.), BWV 971 Johann Sebastian Bach
  13. The Little Shepherd, from Children's Corner Claude Debussy
  14. Danse Claude Debussy
  15. Transcendental Etude No. 3, Paysage Franz Liszt
  16. Scherzo from the Sonata in A Major, D959 Franz Schubert
  17. Impromptu in A♭ Major, Op. 90 No. 4 D899 Franz Schubert
  18. La Vallee des Cloches, from Miroirs Maurice Ravel
  19. Toccata in D minor, Op. 11 Sergei Prokofiev



Enrique Granados

Born in Lerida in 1867, Enrique Granados studied the piano and composition in Barcelona and then in Paris, returning to Barcelona in 1889. He won distinction as a pianist and popularity in Spain with his contributions to the form of zarzuela.

Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.

Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's work includes symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music.

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called "the poet of the piano".

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Claude Debussy

Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions.

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School").

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.

Maurice Ravel

Many consider Ravel as a major composer for the piano as well as a genius of orchestration. But it is always a surprise to discover how few works make up his total output for the instrument. All his compositions for piano can be performed in under two and one half hours.

Where to buy

With Tenderness, With Fire is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

With Tenderness, With Fire is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Melba Hall
Release date
November 1999
© 1999 Move Records
℗ 1999 Move Records
Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3157
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574315721