Recording: Regent Records REGCD194
The idea of writing for four pianists at two pianos was a challenging one. The main thoughts behind Piano Forty were to do with finding orchestral colour and variety: the lyrical, the bold, the loud, the soft. Hence the title. Also, a desire to put the spotlight on those 40 dextrous, driving digits. Piano 40 were orginally called the London Piano Quartet and subsequently renamed after I wrote Piano Forty.