Maxwell Davies - Chamber Music | Naxos 8573599

Maxwell Davies - Chamber Music

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573599

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th January 2017

Contents

Artists

Duccio Ceccanti (violin)
Vittorio Ceccanti (cello)
Matteo Fossi (piano)
Bruno Canino (piano)

Works

Davies, Peter Maxwell

Piano Trio: A Voyage to Fair Isle
Sonata for Violin Alone
Sonata for Violin and Piano
The Two Fiddlers
» Dances (arr. violin and piano)

Artists

Duccio Ceccanti (violin)
Vittorio Ceccanti (cello)
Matteo Fossi (piano)
Bruno Canino (piano)

About

Chamber music formed the central part of Sir Peter Maxwell Daviesís output in his later years, and the marvellously poised and largely introspective Sonata for Violin Alone, dedicated to Duccio Ceccanti, is among his final works. Also cast in a single movement, the Sonata for Violin and Piano is a fantasia that traces an imaginary walk through Rome, while the Piano Trio takes us on the lyrical wings of plainsong to the remote and craggy beauty of Fair Isle near the composerís home in Orkney. The acclaimed Ceccanti brothers worked closely with Maxwell Davies, performing many premiŤres of his music.

Reviews

Rome and Fair Isle, not an obvious pairing, were both inspirations behind late-period Maxwell Davies chamber music. His Piano Trio (2002) invokes Shetland tunes, rough waters and jagged cliffscapes. The Sonata for Violin and Piano (2008) imagines a walk through Rome with menacing dark alleys and sudden epiphanies. In both the music roams and spirals. The violinist on this recording is the fantastically ardent Duccio Ceccanti, with his cellist brother Vittorio, fond of big gestures, and the pianists Bruno Canino and Matteo Fossi.  Kate Molleson
The Guardian 19 January 2017

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