English Music For Viola

Naxos: 8572579

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English Music For Viola

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572579
(8.572579)

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Jan 2011

Barcode:

0747313257973

Length:

72 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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English Music For Viola


Bax:

Legend

Bliss:

Piano Quartet, Op. 18: Intermezzo - Tempo di mazurka

transcr. by Watson Forbes

Bridge:

4 Short Pieces

transcr. by Veronica Leigh Jacobs

Clarke, Rebecca:

Viola Sonata

Holland, T:

Suite in D for Viola and Piano

Vaughan Williams:

Romance for viola & piano

Walton:

Two Pieces for Violin and Piano

transcr. by Matthew Jones


Matthew Jones (viola) & Michael Hampton (piano)

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The fortunes of the viola as a solo instrument enjoyed a remarkable upsurge during the first half of the 20th Century. Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata ranks among her finest compositions while Frank Bridge’s Four Pieces convey both melodic charm and elegiac warmth. Arthur Bliss’s Intermezzo, transcribed from his Piano Quartet (8555931) and William Walton’s Canzonetta and Scherzetto, originally for violin, complement Arnold Bax’s haunting Legend and Vaughan Williams’s posthumously performed Romance. Matthew Jones has been hailed by The Strad magazine as ‘a worthy successor to Lionel Tertis’. A major prize-winner from the Royal College of Music, Michael Hampton performs on major stages around the world.

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

I. Impetuoso

II. Vivace

III. Adagio - Allegro

William Walton: 2 Pieces (arr. M. Jones for viola and piano)

No. 1. Canzonetta

No. 2. Scherzetto

Frank Bridge: Berceuse (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Berceuse (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Frank Bridge: Serenade (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Serenade (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Frank Bridge: Elegie (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Elegie (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Frank Bridge: Cradle Song (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Cradle Song (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano)

Arnold Bax: Legend for Viola and Piano

Legend

Arthur Bliss: Piano Quartet in A minor (arr. W. Forbes)

Piano Quartet in A minor: III. Intermezzo: Tempo di mazurka (arr. W. Forbes for viola and piano)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Romance for Viola and Piano

Romance for Viola and Piano

Theodore Holland: Suite in D major

I. Allegro vigoroso

II. Romance, andante mesto

III. Allegro vivace

Gramophone Magazine

May 2011

“With Michael Hampton the sensitive accompanist, Matthew Jones give consistently fine performances, beautifully recorded.”

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