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Geoffrey Parsons

p, 1929-1995 AU
Singer / Musician of Classical
A.k.a. Geoffrey Penwill Parsons AO OBE

b. 15 June 1929 d. 26 January 1995 Geoffrey Parsons was an Australian pianist, most particularly notable as an accompanist to singers and instrumentalists. In 1995, following Parsons’ death, the Geoffrey Parsons Award was named in his memory by the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia, of which Parsons was the founding international patron. The award is one of the few Australian prizes to celebrate and encourage the profession of piano accompaniment.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Harpsichord
Genres
  • Classical
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
"Ch'io mi scordi di te... Non temer, amato bene", K.505 on Mozart: The Concert Arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Kiri Te Kanawa, Edita Gruberova, Krisztina Laki, Elfriede Hoebarth, Teresa Berganza, Gösta Winbergh, Fernando Corena, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Vienna Chamber Orchestra & György Fischer
Wien, Wien, nur du allein (Vienna, City of my Dreams) on Birgit Nilsson's Greatest Songs and Arias by Birgit Nilsson
Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga" on Jessye Norman Live by Jessye Norman & Geoffrey Parsons
The Last Rose of Summer on Classical Pop Covers by Various Artists
Fünf Lieder op.47: 1. Botschaft on Brahms: Lieder by Johannes Brahms, Jessye Norman & Geoffrey Parsons
Ave Maria, D. 839 on Relaxation by Various Artists
Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839 on Jessye Norman Live At Hohenems by Jessye Norman & Geoffrey Parsons
8 Gedichte aus "Letzte Blätter", Op.10, TrV 141: 8. Allerseelen on Strauss, R.: 20 Lieder by Richard Strauss, Jessye Norman & Geoffrey Parsons
Sechs Lieder, Op.86: 1. Therese on Brahms: Lieder by Johannes Brahms, Jessye Norman & Geoffrey Parsons
Five Songs, Op. 37:4 Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?) on Birgit Nilsson's Greatest Songs and Arias by Birgit Nilsson

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Piano WorksPercy Grainger, Leslie Howard With David Stanhope And Geoffrey Parsons2017Compil.
Die Schone MullerinFranz Schubert, Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons2006Album
Ida Haendel Baroque Transcriptions Corelli . Nardini . Tartini . VitaliIda Haendel, Geoffrey Parsons2002Album
Beethoven, Berlioz, Franz, Grieg, Liszt, Loewe, Schumann, Wagner, SongsThomas Hampson, Geoffrey Parsons2002Compil.
Die Schöne Müllerin ・WinterreiseFranz Schubert, Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons2001Compil.
Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin ∙ Winterreise ∙ Schwanengesang, etc.Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons1997Compil.
LiederFranz Schubert, Janet Baker, Gerald Moore, Geoffrey Parsons1996Compil.
LiederBarbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons, Franz Schubert1994Album
Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook)Barbara Bonney, Håkan Hagegård, Geoffrey Parsons, Hugo Wolf1994Album
Dichterliebe - An Die Ferne Geliebte - Songs ByThomas Hampson, Robert Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Geoffrey Parsons, Edvard Grieg, Carl Loewe, Robert Franz1994Album
7 Early Songs (Piano and orchestral versions) - Der WeinAlban Berg - Kari Lövaas, Sabine Hass, Margaret Marshall, Herbert Blomstedt, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Geoffrey Parsons1993Compil.
Das Klagende Lied / Lieder Und Gesänge Aus Der JugendzeitGustav Mahler, Anna Reynolds, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Andor Kaposy, Geoffrey Parsons, The Ambrosian Singers, John McCarthy, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Wyn Morris1993Compil.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Original Piano Versions)Thomas Hampson . Geoffrey Parsons, Gustav Mahler1993Album
LiederBarbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy1992Album
LiederabendElisabeth Schwarzkopf, Geoffrey Parsons1991Album
Mozart LiederWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Barbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons1991Album
LiederBarbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss1990Album
LiederElisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gerald Moore, Geoffrey Parsons, Franz Schubert / Robert Schumann / Richard Strauss1990Compil.
An Evening With Victoria De Los Angeles With Geoffrey ParsonsVictoria De Los Angeles, Geoffrey Parsons1990Album
SchwanengesangFranz Schubert - Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons1990Album
LiederThomas Hampson, Geoffrey Parsons, Robert Schumann1990Album
On The Idle Hill Of Summer - English Songs By Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, QuilterThomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons - Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, Roger Quilter1990Album
On The Idle Hill Of Summer - English Songs By Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, QuilterThomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons - Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, Roger Quilter1990Album
WinterreiseFranz Schubert, Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons1989Album
Mörike-Lieder / Goethe-LiederHugo Wolf - Felicity Lott, Geoffrey Parsons1989Album
Des Knaben WunderhornThomas Hampson, Geoffrey Parsons1989Album
La Chanson D'Ève And Other SongsGabriel Fauré - Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons1989Album
Lieder Von Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, WolfOlaf Bär - Geoffrey Parsons1989Compil.
The Trees They Grow So HighSarah Brightman Accompanied By Geoffrey Parsons1988Album
Handel Schubert Schumann Norman ParsonsJessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons, Georg Friedrich Händel, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann1988Album
Jessye Norman LiveJessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons1988Compil.
Jessye Norman Live - An American In EuropeJessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons1988Album
Handel Schubert Schumann LiederJessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons1988Album
Franz Schubert - LiederFranz Schubert, Marjana Lipovšek, Geoffrey Parsons1988Album
Die Schöne MüllerinFranz Schubert - Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons1987Album
SongsGiuseppe Verdi - Margaret Price · Geoffrey Parsons1987Album
LiederRichard Strauss - Jessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons1986Album
Dichterliebe - Liederkreis Op.39Robert Schumann / Olaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons1986Album
LiederAlban Berg - Margaret Marshall • Kari Lövaas • Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau • Geoffrey Parsons • Aribert Reimann • Herbert Blomstedt1985Album
Robert Cohen Plays Virtuoso Cello MusicPietro Antonio Locatelli, Frédéric Chopin, Antonín Dvořák, David Popper, Robert Cohen, Geoffrey Parsons1984Album
Kindertotenlieder / Rückert Lieder / Lieder Aus Der JugendzeitBirgit Finnilä, Geoffrey Parsons - Gustav Mahler1984Album
Mahler's Songs Of YouthGustav Mahler - Janet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons1983Album
Cello SonatasJohannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Nathan Waks, Phillip Green, Geoffrey Parsons1983Album
Dame Janet Baker Sings Mendelssohn SongsJanet Baker / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Geoffrey Parsons1982Album
Balladen-ZyklenCarl Loewe, Roland Hermann, Geoffrey Parsons1981Album
Sonatas For Clarinet And Piano (1894)Johannes Brahms - Donald Westlake, Geoffrey Parsons1981Album
Popular Schubert SongsJanet Baker, Geoffrey Parsons1981Album
To My FriendsElisabeth Schwarzkopf - Johannes Brahms - Edvard Grieg - Carl Loewe - Hugo Wolf - Geoffrey Parsons1981Album
Sonata In A Major / Fantasiestücke Op. 73 / Stücke Im Volkston Op. 102César Franck, Robert Schumann, Alexander Michejew, Geoffrey Parsons1980Album
Frauenliebe Und -Leben Op. 42 - Lieder Nach Goethe, Mörike, Heine Und AndereRobert Schumann / Lucia Popp, Geoffrey Parsons1980Album
Wandering The King's HighwayRaymond Myers With Geoffrey Parsons1980Album
Lieder (Incl. Gestillte Sehnsucht, Geistliches Wiegenlied)Johannes Brahms - Jessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons1980Album
French Songs Vol 2Georges Auric / Marcelle de Manziarly / Darius Milhaud / Francis Poulenc / Albert Roussel - Hugues Cuénod, Geoffrey Parsons1978Album
Songs, Partsongs And CarolsPeter Warlock, Robert Tear, Geoffrey Parsons, Wilfrid Parry, The Louis Halsey Singers, Louis Halsey1978Album
A Classical RecitalIda Haendel, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
Ballads & Sacred SongsNorman Bailey, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
Cello Sonatas Brahms SchubertAmaryllis Fleming, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
Peter Warlock SongsNorman Bailey, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
SocrateErik Satie - Hugues Cuénod, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
French SongsAndré Caplet / Emmanuel Chabrier / Arthur Honegger / Jacques de Menasce / Erik Satie - Hugues Cuénod, Geoffrey Parsons1977Album
Musicians Of Australia, Vol. 4Marilyn Richardson, Geoffrey Parsons1976Album
The Art Of Hans Hotter Vol. IIHans Hotter, Geoffrey Parsons1976Album
Musicians Of Australia, Vol. 1Lauris Elms, Geoffrey Parsons1976Album
Elgar, NystroemBirgit Finnilä, Geoffrey Parsons1975Album
Grieg's Song Cycle "The Mountain Maid" And Songs By Sibelius • RangströmSiv Wennberg, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangström, Geoffrey Parsons1975Album
Songs I LoveElisabeth Schwarzkopf Accompanied By Geoffrey Parsons & Gerald Moore - Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf1975Album
The Art Of Hans HotterHans Hotter With Geoffrey Parsons1974Album
Frauenliebe Und Leben, Op. 42 / Liederkreis, Op. 39 (Eichendorff)Robert Schumann / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Geoffrey Parsons1974Album
Lieder RecitalRobert Schumann / Gustav Mahler, Anna Reynolds, Geoffrey Parsons1972Album
Brahms and Schumann LiederElsa Cavelti, Geoffrey Parsons, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann1972Album
The Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Songbook Volume 4Elisabeth Schwarzkopf1972Album
Australian ArtistsJiri Tancibudek, John Champ, Beryl Kimber, Geoffrey Parsons1971Album
Brahms Songs Christa LudwigChrista Ludwig, Geoffrey Parsons, Johannes Brahms1970Album
Recital Of American SongsNancy Tatum With Geoffrey Parsons1968Album
Music For 4 HarpsichordsGeorge Malcolm, Valda Aveling, Geoffrey Parsons, Simon Preston, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard1967Album
A Schubert RecitalChrista Ludwig, Geoffrey Parsons1966Album
Violin ShowpiecesGabriel Banat With Geoffrey Parsons1964Single
A Lieder RecitalHelen Watts / Geoffrey Parsons / Cecil Aronowitz / Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann1964Album
LiederJessye Norman, Geoffrey Parsons, Ulrich Von Wrochem, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, John Shirley-Quirk, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt MasurCompil.
Brahms-LiederOlaf Bär, Geoffrey Parsons, Johannes BrahmsAlbum
Franz Schubert Le Voyage D'HiverJon Vickers, Geoffrey ParsonsAlbum
UntitledAustral String Quartet, Geoffrey Parsons / Antonín Dvořák, Alfred HillCompil.
On Wings of SongRita Streich, Geoffrey Parsons, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Francis Poulenc, Modest MussorgskyAlbum
Leider Nach Gedichten Von Eduard MörikeHugo Wolf, Eduard Mörike, Olaf Bär, Geoffrey ParsonsAlbum
Plaisir D'amourSusan Kessler, Geoffrey ParsonsAlbum
Lieder Op.74Frédéric Chopin, Kari Lövaas, Roland Hermann, Geoffrey ParsonsAlbum
Songs By Rodrigo, Moreno, Bautista, And AlbénizVictoria De Los Angeles, Geoffrey Parsons / Isaac Albéniz • Julian Bautista • Joaquín Rodrigo • Salvador MorenoAlbum
Auf Flügeln Des GesangesRita Streich, Geoffrey Parsons, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Francis Poulenc, Modest MussorgskyAlbum
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