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Twentieth Century Music for Violin & Piano

SRCD359
£14.99

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This issue presents a programme of British works for violin and piano from the first half of the twentieth century. Premieres include Thomas Pitfield's Sonata No. 1 and smaller scale works by C.W. Orr, Cyril Scott, and Percy M. Young. Doreen Carwithen's Sonata is the programme's centrepiece, and works by John Ireland, Lennox Berkeley, Frederick Delius complete the disc.

Twentieth Century Music for Violin & Piano

Reviews

... on closer aquantainence this listens like a charming, delightful, varied chamber recital of English rarities. If there are no unalloyed masters there is no trivia either. This is a nicely produced disc, the repertoire beautifuly played by Fenella Humphries, more than ably accompanied by Nathan Williamson. Both players sound well attuned to the styles and expressive purpose of Carwithen and Young or the undeclared programmes behind Delius or Scott. Beautifully clear sound too. Gramophone

Lyrita, the English label, has made the most of British music, from Alwyn to Wordsworth. The impressive melancholic Sonata by Doreen Carwithen was first performed only a few years ago, after being rejected by the BBC in 1952. A neoclassical, original sonata of Thomas Pitfield, who was relatively sucessful in Manchestessful in the middle of the 20th century, but was then largely forgotten. Both works as well as the shorter character pieces, which complete the program, are impeccably played by this perfect duo. Carlos Maria Solare, FonoForum