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Magisterial ... a valuable celebration of this forgotten part of our national musical heritage Tony Way Limelight

Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 10:00pm

Timothy Young’s debut solo recording for Melba Recordings confirms the exceptional promise he showed as an accompanist on marvellous discs of Stravinsky and Koechlin previously featured in these pages.

Recording quality is predictably fine, offering a supremely natural and spatially coherent listener’s view of a piano in a real acoustic space; this in contrast with the much closer perspective of Leslie Howard’s recent Rachmaninov disc, so take your pick! Downloads are also available, including hi-rez 24/96, though the unmatched quality of Melba’s packaging and artwork always makes their CDs such nice things to own. Another triumph for Melba, then, in an inspired series of releases that have restored unjustly neglected music to the catalogue … made bittersweet by the misguided withdrawal of the government funding which facilitated these globally-acclaimed projects. Please register your protest by buying a copy!
Audiophilia (Canada) Andy Fawcett

 A pianist whose performances were lauded on three continents and who became professor at America's three most prestigious music academies can surely not have sunk into obscurity a scant 64 years after his death? That has been the fate of George Frederick Boyle until now when the first of what Timothy Young hopes will be a series of recordings of Boyle's compositions appears on Australia's Melba label.
Classical Music Magazine UK Phil Sommerich

 …Timothy Young’s passionate advocacy and magisterial performances of Boyle’s music highlight what a lost treasure this music is. How lucky we are to have such a valuable celebration of this forgotten part of our national musical heritage 
Tony Way Limelight

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Timothy Young