JULIAN DAWES (b.1942): Violin Sonata, Elegie for Violin and Piano, Cello Sonata, Sonatina for Horn and Piano, Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 07O083
Label: Omnibus Classics
Description: Active as composer of primarily music for the theatre, teacher and accompanist, Dawes also has a catalogue of "serious" music, of which these pieces show the combination of the English tradition of Howells, Walton and Berkeley with the European influences of Prokofiev and Stravinsky. Everything is very tonal and approachable and should appeal to collectors of conservative 20th century English music. Matthew Trusler (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello), Stephen Stirling (horn), Emma Johnson (clarinet), Gordon Back (piano).