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Featuring such well-known names as Ethel Smyth and Elizabeth Maconchy, as well as less familiar female composers, the works on this disc illuminate a crucial but under-explored aspect of musical life in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain.
Spanning a period of more than eighty years, a variety of musical styles is here revealed, rich with distinctive voices.
Clare Howick has a special interest in 20th-century British violin repertoire and plays a Stradivarius violin on this recording.
A former student of Alexander Kelly and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music, Sophia Rahman has made over twenty chamber music recordings.
Ethel Smyth: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 7
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro grazioso
III. Romanze: Andante grazioso
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace
Elizabeth Maconchy: 3 Preludes
Prelude No. 1: Tempo libero senza misura
Prelude No. 2: Andantino quieto
Prelude No. 3: Con allegrezza
Poldowski: Violin Sonata in D minor
I. Andante languido
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Finale: Presto con fuoco
Phyllis Tate: Triptych
I. Prelude: Allegretto, piacevole e semplice
II. Scherzo: Allegro con spirito
III. Soliloquy: Lento sostenuto
Ethel Barns: La Chasse
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