1. Franck, Cesar [05:50]
Violin Sonata in A Major: I. Allegretto ben moderato
2. Franck, Cesar [07:51]
Violin Sonata in A Major: II. Allegro
3. Franck, Cesar [06:58]
Violin Sonata in A Major: III. Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
4. Franck, Cesar [06:08]
Violin Sonata in A Major: IV. Allegretto poco mosso
5. Franck, Cesar [08:01]
Andantino Quietoso in E-Flat Major, Op. 6
6. Ravel, Maurice [05:24]
Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Major: I. Allegretto
7. Ravel, Maurice [03:50]
Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Major: II. Blues: Moderato
8. Ravel, Maurice [03:49]
Sonata for Violin & Piano in G Major: III. Perpetuum mobile: Allegro
9. Ravel, Maurice [02:54]
Pièce en forme de Habanera (arr. C. Georges)
10. Ysaye, Eugene [04:51]
Rêve d'enfant, Op. 14


Sophie Rosa and Benjamin Powell present a beautiful selection of works by Franck, Ravel and Ysäye for their debut album on the Champs Hill Label.

“The young British prodigy Sophie Rosa, ably supported by pianist Benjamin Powell, interprets this repertoire with authority and yet the overwhelming impression is one of adventurous disposition mingled with a depth of emotion that conveys real exuberance. A wonderfully attractive recital, excellently recorded and presented.”

-Gerald Fenech, Music and Vision Magazine

“This is a very fine disc, containing uniformly excellent performances in great style and played with complete musical understanding... a very desirable record indeed ...”

-Robert Matthew-Walker Musical Opinion Quarterly July-September 2016

 
“...silken, silvery tone Sophie Rosa plays the first movement with an insinuating sensuality that captures the seductive mood to perfection."

“...Never have I heard a diminuendo and the fade-out like Rosa achieves at the end of the movement; it absolutely took my breath away.

"This may just be the best recording yet from this label and venue. “
- Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine July/August 2016



Ysäye, Eugene [04:51]
Rêve d'enfant, Op. 14






REBECCA CLARKE (1886-1979)
Suite for Two Violins and Piano (1909)
1. I. Prelude [4.32
2. II. Danse Bizzare [5.08
3. III. Nocturne [8.32]

PAUL PATTERSON (1947 - )
Allusions Trio for Two Violins and Piano (2016
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
4. I. False Impressions [5.47]
5. II. Mindscape [7.52]
6. III. Beneath the Surface [4.09]

GORDON JACOB (1895-1984)
Four Bagatelles for Two Violins (1961)
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
7. I. A Carol [1.29]
8. II. Mazurka [1.10]
9. III. Autumn Sketch [1.49]
10. IV. Gopak [1.02]

ERNEST JOHN MOERAN (1894-1950)
Sonata for Two Violins (1930)
11. I. Allegro non troppo [6.32]
12. II. Presto [4.02]
13. III. Passacaglia [5.24]

ALAN RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971)
Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1937)
14. Theme [0.43]
15. I.Capricietto [0.51]
16. II. Siciliano [2.02]
17. III. Cancrizzante [1.01]
18. IV. Rhapsodia [2.51]
19. V. Notturno [3.11]
20. VI. Scherzetto [0.42]
21. VII. Ostinato [1.12]
22. VIII. Canone [0.37]
23. IX. Fantasia [3.08]

TOTAL TIME [73.46]

MIDORI KOMACHI (violin)
SOPHIE ROSA (violin)
SIMON CALLAGHAN (piano)

Release: May 2017

EM Records EMR 043

Featuring works for two violins, Warp and Weft brings together a fascinating variety of works written for this instrumentation by 20th and 21st Century British composers. It is a unique exploration, in which the two violins interweave lines to make a web of sound. In addition to two world première recordings by Gordon Jacob and Paul Patterson, the disc also includes some of the most inspiring yet rarely recorded works by Rebecca Clarke, E.J.Moeran and Alan Rawsthorne. Each expressing distinctive colours, the exploration of lyricism and virtuosity unfolds.




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