British Violin Sonatas Vol.3: Bowen, Ireland, Alwyn, Brown, Coates | Chandos CHAN20133

British Violin Sonatas Vol.3: Bowen, Ireland, Alwyn, Brown, Coates

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN20133

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st May 2020

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Tasmin Little and Piers Lane complete their three-album overview of British violin sonatas with works by York Bowen, John Ireland, William Alwyn, Eric Coates, and the world premiere recording of James Francis Brownís The Hartís Grace. Composed for the inaugural Hertfordshire Festival of Music, the work was premiered by Tasmin in Hertford in June 2016. The central premise of The Hartís Grace is the emotional transformation experienced by a restless observer when encountering the almost magical, elusive freedom of the deer.

John Ireland composed his Second Sonata between 1915 and 1917, dedicating it to Albert Sammons who gave the premiere. Alwynís Sonatina dates from 1933, whilst the Coates and Bowen pieces were both composed during the Second World War (1943 and 1945 respectively). Coatesís First Meeting was commissioned by Lionel Tertis and originally conceived for viola, but it was revised for violin for its publication (in 1943).

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