Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 40 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).

  
British Violin Sonatas [T... has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this item. Your item will have a pristine disc and case with inlay notes and sleeves in perfect condition. It may be out of its original cellophane wrapping.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.49

British Violin Sonatas [Tasmin Little, Piers Lane] [Chandos: CHAN 10770]

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

Price: £15.71 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
British Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1
"Please retry"
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, 3 Jun 2013
"Please retry"
£15.71
£10.69 £8.54
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
14 new from £10.69 4 used from £8.54
£15.71 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Tasmin Little Store



Frequently bought together

  • British Violin Sonatas [Tasmin Little, Piers Lane] [Chandos: CHAN 10770]
  • +
  • British Violin Sonatas Vol 2 [Tasmin Little; Piers Lane ] [Chandos : CHAN 10899]
Total price: £30.40
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Howard Feruson, Sir William Walton, Benjamin Britten
  • Audio CD (3 Jun. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B00CLFYWRO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,428 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Howard Ferguson | Sonata No. 2, Op 10
  2. Sir William Walton | Violin Sonata
  3. Sir William Walton | Two Pieces for Violin and Piano
  4. Benjamin Britten | Suite, Op 6

Product description

Product Description

Enjoying a flourishing career that has taken her to every continent and major orchestra around the world, the violinist and exclusive Chandos artist Tasmin Little continues to champion seldom-performed repertoire. This disc marks the beginning of her new survey of British violin sonatas with the pianist Piers Lane.

As a composer, Howard Ferguson had a preoccupation with technical finesse, which meant that he was a slow and meticulous composer. He produced only twenty works before he decided to abandon composition altogether in 1959, as a result of his lack of sympathy with the modernist trends of the day. Ferguson wrote his Violin Sonata No. 2 for the Israeli violinist Yfrah Neaman. The sense of anxiety that is portrayed throughout is highly characteristic of the works by this composer, as is the intensely economical motivic workings.

William Walton wrote his Violin Sonata as a gesture of gratitude to Yehudi Menuhin for having lent him 1000 Swiss Francs to pay for medical treatment for his partner at the time, Alice Wimborne, who had fallen ill while they were in Lucerne. The sonata is unusual in its two-movement format. Both movements are substantial, and this may explain why Walton dropped the two-minute Scherzetto which he originally had sandwiched between them. The Scherzetto was later published separately as one of the Two Pieces for Violin and Piano, the other being a Canzonetta based on a mediaeval troubadour theme. The Two Pieces were dedicated to Vivien Leigh and her husband, Laurence Olivier.

Long before Benjamin Britten became famous as an opera composer, his aptitude for composition was evident in a series of early instrumental works marked by their technical brilliance, few more virtuosic than his Suite, Op. 6. While this is true, Britten himself seemed undecided about the structure of this work, which went through numerous reconsiderations, the last of which he prepared just eight months before his death.

Tasmin Little is an Ambassador for The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts, President of the European String Teachers Association, and a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has further received Honorary Degrees from the universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire, and the City of London. In great demand as a chamber musician, Piers Lane has given sold-out recitals at the Wigmore Hall, London, and the opening recital at the new Melbourne Recital Centre; he has long-standing partnerships with Tasmin Little, the soprano Cheryl Barker, baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, and violist and composer Brett Dean.

Review

Advertised as Volume 1 of a proposed series, this bodes extremely well. The appetite is whetted, in this initial release, by the choice of three highly contrasted examples:their combined inclusion is deft indeed and makes one think amongst other things of different currents flowing through British music immediately before and after the Second World War. --IRR, July / Aug'13

Little and Lane give a fine performance. --Gramophone, Aug'13

Little's playing has ceaseless and strong support from Lane's accompaniments; the recorded sound finds a lovely balance between state-of-the-art detail and warm resonance. Performance **** Recording ***** --BBC Music Magazine, Sept'13


Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 25 July 2013
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 reviews
2 people found this helpful.
4.0 out of 5 starsOff to a great start
on 26 July 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: william walton

Look for similar items by category

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?