English Works for 2 ViolinsREBECCA CLARKE (1886-1979): Suite for 2 Violins and Piano, E.J. MOERAN (1894-1950): Sonata for 2 Violins, GORDON JACOB (1895-1984): 4 Bagatelles for 2 Violins, ALAN RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971): Theme and Variations for 2 Violins, PAUL PATTERSON (b.1947): Allusions Trio for 2 Violins and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 08U037
Label: EM Records
Reference: EMR CD043
Description: Neither Clarke’s 18-minute suite, striking for its romantic intensity and only discovered in 2000, nor Moeran’s 16-minute sonata from 1930 whose modality and folksong characteristics signal the early stages of his mature style, are otherwise available on CD. Patterson’s virtuosic trio, inspired by music of Verdi and Mozart, was written for these performers. Midori Komachi, Sophie Rosa (violins), Simon Callaghan (piano).