Sonata for violin & piano No. 2by Arnold Cooke Performer:
Susanne Stanzeleit (Violin),
Raphael Terroni (Piano)
Period: Modern Written: 1951 Venue: Music Hall of the Guildhall School of Mu Length: 22 Minutes 17 Secs.
Sonata for viola & pianoby Arnold Cooke Performer:
Morgan Goff (Viola),
Raphael Terroni (Piano)
Period: Modern Written: 1937 Venue: Music Hall of the Guildhall School of Mu Length: 21 Minutes 15 Secs.
Sonata for cello & piano No. 2by Arnold Cooke Performer:
Raphael Terroni (Piano),
Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
Period: Modern Written: 1980 Venue: Music Hall of the Guildhall School of Mu Length: 23 Minutes 12 Secs.
Violin Sonata No. 2: I. Allegro con brio
Violin Sonata No. 2: II. Andante con moto
Violin Sonata No. 2: III. Allegro vivace
Viola Sonata: I. Allegro
Viola Sonata: II. Andante con moto
Viola Sonata: III. Allegro vivace
Cello Sonata No. 2: I. Allegro moderato
Cello Sonata No. 2: II. Lento
Cello Sonata No. 2: III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
Cello Sonata No. 2: IV. Allegro
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Welcome world premieresSeptember 12, 2014By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA)See All My Reviews"Arnold Cooke came to prominence in the 1930's, along with Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten. This disc presents three string sonatas written at various points in his career. The earliest work on the album is his Viola Sonata from 1937. Although the work features warm, elegiac passages, it's a far cry from the viola music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, written around the same time. Cooke's harmonies are sparer, and each movement is tightly constructed to present his ideas as efficiently as possible. The Violin Sonata No. 2 of 1951 shows little of the post-war modernist tendencies of the era. Cooke's work is tonally centered, even though both the violin and piano wander far from the source. The writing is even less "English" in sound than the viola sonata, though still quite melodious in its own way. Cooke wrote his Cello Sonata No. 2 in 1980, towards the end of his life. To my ears, there's a nostalgic quality to the music. The harmonies are more settled, and the cello positively sings in some of the passages. Cooke wasn't afraid to write beautiful music, fashionable or not. And that's the best description I have for this work -- beautiful. Three world premier recordings that are well worth the time spent listening to them. What else could one want from a release?"Report Abuse
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