Henze - Violin and Viola Works | Naxos 8573886

Henze - Violin and Viola Works


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573886

Barcode: 0747313388677

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 15th June 2018



Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin, viola)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)


Henze, Hans Werner

Fur Manfred
Peter Doll zum Abschied
Pollicino: Violin Sonatina
Sonata for solo violin
Viola Sonata
Violin Sonata


Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin, viola)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)


The sonatas recorded here encompass almost the entirety of Hans Werner Henze’s creative life. Composed in difficult conditions just after World War II, the Violin Sonata covers the broadest range of human emotions, and is in some ways a study for the extraordinary First Violin Concerto (recorded by Peter Sheppard Skærved on 8557738). Steeped in Italian mythology, the Solo Violin Sonata is ‘a real piece of theatre’, as is the emotionally shattering Viola Sonata, written straight after the completion of the ballet Orpheus. The Violin Sonatina is drawn from Henze’s children’s opera Pollicino, and the two remaining miniatures are memorials for lost colleagues.

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