BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): 2 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Valse in B for Violin and Piano, Etude for Solo Viola (World Premiere Recordings), Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6, Reveille for Violin and Piano, Reflection for Viola and Piano, Elegy for Solo Viola, Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48, FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941): The is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (arr. Viola and Piano Britten).
Catalogue Number: 12P062
Description: Several of these works were unpublished until well after Britten's death so it shouldn't surprise us that ten minutes of World Premiere Recordings are included. Everything on the disc except Lachrymae dates from 1925-37 and one of the premieres, Valse, dates from as early as 1925. In another - the second of the Pieces (1931) - you may be surprised to find the influences of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Matthew Jones (violin, viola), Annabel Thwaite (piano).