MANUEL PONCE (1882-1948): String Quartet, Sonate a Duo for Violin and Viola, Petite Suite dans le style ancien for String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 12M057
Reference: CRC 3064
Description: Chromatic, modal and polytonal harmonies which are present in all of these pieces. The quartet from 1932 assimilates them with the evocation of traditional Mexican music, the attractive little suite (1935) pays affectionate homage to Baroque styles, while the duo (the one piece here not duplicated by our Urtext offering of January 2008 [01J066] - the Sonate a Duo there is for two violins) is also from 1935 and is stylistically of a piece with its fellows. Robert Lehmann, Jennifer Elowitch (violins), Kimberly Lehmann (viola), William Rounds (cello).