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British Violin Sonatas

SOMM Recordings SOMMCD0610

Clare Howick violin
Simon Callaghan piano

William Walton — Sonata for Violin and Piano
William Alywn — Sonatina for Violin and Piano
Gordon Jacob — Elegy *
Gordon Jacob — Caprice *
Gordon Jacob — Little Dancer (for Frederick Grinke) *
Kenneth Leighton — Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 (to Christopher Strode)
Alan Rawsthorne — Pierette: Valse Caprice
Lennox Berkeley — Elegy, op.33, no.2
Lennox Berkeley — Toccata, op.33, no.3 (for Frederick Grinke)
*  first recordings

SOMM Recordings pays tribute to the remarkable flourishing of British Violin Sonatas in the 20th century with a collection of music for violin and piano by six key figures of the modern chamber music renaissance in Britain.

Reviews:

Both performers are at their best in the striking slow movement

Gramophone, Jeremy Dibble

Beautifully performed

The Sunday Times

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22/09/2020