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  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Em Records
  • ASIN: B009K41C54
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,369 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sir John McEwen, Sonata in A minor for Viola and Piano
  2. Sir Arnold Bax, Sonata for Viola and Piano
  3. Sir John McEwen, Improvisations Provençales for Violin and Piano

Disc: 2

  1. David Owen Norris, Sonata for Viola and Piano
  2. Elizabeth Maconchy, Sonatina for Viola and Piano
  3. Gordon Jacob, Sonata for Viola and Piano
  4. Alan Rawsthorne, Sonata for Viola and Piano
  5. Robin Milford, Four Pieces for Viola and Piano, Op.4
  6. Kenneth Leighton, Fantasia on the name BACH

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Product Description

David Owen Norris returns to EM Records with the violist and violinist Louise Williams in a double-disc set of works by Bax, Jacob, Leighton, Maconchy, McEwen, Milford and Rawsthorne. The title closely describes the repertoire: three pieces actually called 'Sonata', plus a Sonatina and a Fantasia whose four sections reflect the movements of a Sonata. Something, too, about the character of the combination of viola and piano seems to have driven the composers in question to extremes of expression – hence the subtitle.


These performances give exciting readings. --BBC Music Magazine Christmas Edition 2012

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