English Viola Works

ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975): Viola Sonata, GEOFFREY GREY (b.1934): Viola Sonata, ADAM GORB (b.1958): Valse and Nocturne, Humoresque, BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Lachrymae, Op. 48.

Catalogue Number: 06V045

Label: Musicaphon

Reference: M56971

Format: SACD hybrid

Price: $14.98

Description: Grey’s entire 28-minute sonata, written in 1986 for the Tertis pupil Roger Chase, consists of a ‘theme’ with four variations. The remarkable structure of the piece fits perfectly with the mood swings in Grey’s music: from intensely lyrical to brilliant and virtuoso, from fierce and aggressive to ethereal and enchanting. Gorb’s short pieces are attractive and quite approachable, the former being a transcription of a movement from his Viola Concerto. Karin Dolman (viola), Caecilia Boschman (piano).

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