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giles.enders

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Martin Eastick 1957
« on: Monday 19 June 2017, 11:55 »
Martin Eastick  Born 1957  Croydon England

Martin was born in Croydon, Surrey.  He studied the piano form the age of six, and later attended the Royal College of Music.  Even in his school days Martin was interested in collecting recondite 19th-century piano music, and his collection now forms the basis of his lecture-recitals, programme notes for C.D's, and background material for BBC broadcasts.  He has a particular interest in rescuing works by Scharwenka and Moszkowski, and he has contributed work lists and biographies to the latest New Grove Dictionary of Music.

Since marrying the clarinettist Sheila Caira, Martin has also researched forgotten 19th-century piano-and-wind duos and ensembles.  This has had a stylistic influence on his compositions.  Martin makes no apology for not writing in a 'contemporary' idiom.  Thus there are unashamed hints of Schumann and Mendelssohn in some pieces and an even broader nod towards later 19th-century Russian nationalism in others.

Chamber

Fantasiestuck 'Salience'  for clarinet and piano  Op.5
Serenade Orientale 'Samarkand  for clarinet and piano  Op.6
Romance for clarinet and piano  Op.7
Springtime Serenade  for clarinet and piano  Op.8
Aquarelle  Op.9
Impromptu  Op.10
An Irish Suite - in three movements  Op.11

Piano

Five Morceaux: Petite Valse, Nocturne, Mazurka, Feuilletd'Album, and Petite Polka a la Russe  Op.1
Three Morceaux; Valse Sentimentale, Consolation and Mazurka  Op.2  (about 14 minutes long)
Introduction and Rondo Brillante, pastiche of early 19th-century virtuosity  Op.3
Impromptu and Gavotte-Caprice.  (technically very demanding)  Op.4
Grand Valse de Concert  (virtuoso showpiece)  Op.12
Valse Viennoise and Valse Intime  Op.13
Intermezzo and Quasi Habenera  Op.14
Allegro appassionato  Op.15
Valse Caprice  Op.16


A clarinet sonata is about to be completed.

Most of these works have been published and are available from Martin Eastick

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Re: Martin Eastick 1957
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 June 2017, 19:19 »
Who can, of course, be reached at this forum @ "Martin Eastick". Unless that's a different musician of the same name!...
"Write a music you love very much. If you are completely convinced, others will be convinced, and will eventually come to love it as you do." - Sessions, as quoted by Harbison (in 1977)

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Re: Martin Eastick 1957
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 June 2017, 22:38 »
Have any of these pieces been recorded?

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Re: Martin Eastick 1957
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 09:54 »
Not recorded yet but they do seem to have had a considerable number of performances.