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English Violin Duos

Aitchison / Retorica
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Nmc   Catalog #: 182   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jim AitchisonJohn McCabeWilliam CroftDavid Matthews,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Syruw: Five Kazakh Tableaux, for 2 violins by Jim Aitchison
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 11 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Splendid, for 2 violins by John McCabe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 13 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Sonata for 2 violins, Op. 3/4 by William Croft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Duos (8) for 2 violins, Op. 79 by David Matthews
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1999-2001 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 14 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Theme and Variations for 2 Violins by Alan Rawsthorne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Sonata for 2 violins by E.J. Moeran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Retorica
Period: Modern 
Written: 1930 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk 
Length: 14 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Syruw: No. 1. Still
Syruw: No. 2. Gently restless and distant
Syruw: No. 3. Working
Syruw: No. 4. Capricious and lugubrious (an exaggerated tale)
Syruw: No. 5. Distant, singing
Sonata for 2 Violins: I. Allegro non troppo
Sonata for 2 Violins: II. Presto
Sonata for 2 Violins: III. Passacaglia: Poco maestoso, ma con moto
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 3, No. 4, "to Which is Added an Excellent Solo" (arr. for 2 violins): I. -
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 3, No. 4, "to Which is Added an Excellent Solo" (arr. for 2 violins): II. -
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 3, No. 4, "to Which is Added an Excellent Solo" (arr. for 2 violins): III. -
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 3, No. 4, "to Which is Added an Excellent Solo" (arr. for 2 violins): IV. -
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 1. English Dance: Allegro cantabile
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 2. Slavonic Dance: Scorrevole
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 3. Still afternoon: Lento
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 4. Bells at evening: Con moto
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 5. Pastoral: Andante
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 6. Contra-Pastoral: Con violenza
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 7. Fugue and Dance: Flowing
8 Duos, Op. 79: No. 8. Arietta: Largo
Theme and Variations: Theme: Allegro
Theme and Variations: Variation 1: Capriccietto: Allegro molto
Theme and Variations: Variation 2: Siciliano: Allegretto
Theme and Variations: Variation 3: Cancrizzante: Allegro
Theme and Variations: Variation 4: Rhapsodia: Adagio
Theme and Variations: Variation 5: Notturno: Lento assai
Theme and Variations: Variation 6: Scherzetto: Presto
Theme and Variations: Variation 7: Ostinato: Allegro
Theme and Variations: Variation 8: Canone: Allegro
Theme and Variations: Variation 9: Fantasia: Allegro poco maestoso - Nel tempo della Rhapsodia - Tempo I

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