GEORGE BUTTERWORTH (1885-1916): Suite for String Quartet (World Premiere Recording), The Banks of Green Willow (arr. Felix Korinth), RUDI STEPHAN (1887-1915): Music for 7 String Instruments, CECIL COLES (1888-1918): 4 Verlaine Songs for Soprano and Ensemble (arr. Julien Salemkour).
Catalogue Number: 07R039
Reference: ACO-CD 12315
Description: Part of a German project called “The Scar” dealing with composers killed in action in World War I, this release unexpectedly gives us a 14-minute work by Butterworth we’ve never heard of before. Dating from 1910, it’s in five short movements and in imbued with the pastoralism and folk-song qualities which make his few other surviving works so attractive. Texts included. Barbara Krieger (soprano), Horenstein Ensemble.