Carwithen & Pitfield - Violin Sonatas | Lyrita SRCD359

Carwithen & Pitfield - Violin Sonatas


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Label: Lyrita

Cat No: SRCD359

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 3rd February 2017



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.

‘... 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 Humphreys, 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

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