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Alasdair’s debut CD, released on SOMM Recording’s “New Horizons” series, presents the Opus 1’s of Schumann, Grieg, Brahms and Berg.

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In a neat play on numbers, the Scots pianist Alasdair Beatson plays exclusively Opus 1s on a debut recording that illustrates why so much critical attention is being paid to his emerging career… (Kenneth Walton, Scotsman, 29/07/08 – Read more here.)

[audio:schumann.mp3|titles=Schumann]Schumann – Abegg Variations, op 1, excerpt:

[audio:grieg.mp3|titles=Grieg]Grieg – Four Pieces, op 1, excerpt:

[audio:brahms.mp3|titles=Brahms]Brahms – Sonata in C Major, op 1, excerpt:

[audio:berg.mp3|titles=Berg]Berg – Sonata, op 1, excerpt:

Alasdair’s new CD of Mendelssohn’s piano music was released on SOMM Recordings in Spring 2011 and received International Record Review magazine’s “Outstanding” accolade in their May edition.

“…[Beatson] certainly adds lustre to his growing reputation with this splendidly enjoyable Mendelssohn recital… a beautiful disc that has seldom been off my CD player in the last few days.”

[audio:mendels1.mp3|titles=Sonata, 1st Movement]Sonata in E major, op 6, excerpt:

[audio:mendels2.mp3|titles=Songs Without Words]Song Without Words in A, op 19 no 3, excerpt:

[audio:mendels3.mp3|titles=Songs Without Words]Song Without Words in Eb, op 53 no 2, excerpt:

[audio:mendels4.mp3|titles=Fantasy in F sharp]Fantasy in F sharp minor, op 28, excerpt:

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