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Dvorak: Sonata, Sonatina, Ballad, Etc / Marwood, Tomes

Dvorak / Marwood / Tomes
Release Date: 04/12/2011 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55365  
Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anthony MarwoodSusan Tomes
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dvorák's music for violin and piano comes from many periods in his career. An early Sonata in A minor of 1873 is lost. Of the works which do survive, several, including the Notturno and Four Romantic Pieces, are skilful arrangements of earlier works (the Notturno is a reworking of the central section of the E minor String Quartet, while the Four Pieces were originally written for viola and piano).

There are two extensive compositions exclusively for violin and piano: the Sonata in F major, interestingly designated by the composer as being for 'piano and violin', and the popular Sonatina in G major, composed during his stay in America. Both are models of perfection in this most relaxed of chamber-music genres.
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The Ballad in D minor was composed in the autumn of 1884 specifically for publication in the Christmas edition of the London Magazine of Music and is a work with a tragic and passionate tone akin to that of the Seventh Symphony.

"This delectable Hyperion release enshrines music-making of sensitivity and eloquence." – Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, Op. 57/B 106 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anthony Marwood (Violin), Susan Tomes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
2. Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 100/B 183 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Susan Tomes (Piano), Anthony Marwood (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
3. Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 75/B 150 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Susan Tomes (Piano), Anthony Marwood (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 
4. Ballad for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 15 no 1/B 139 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Susan Tomes (Piano), Anthony Marwood (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Bohemia 
5. Nocturne for Violin and Piano in B major, Op. 40/B 48 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anthony Marwood (Violin), Susan Tomes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1875-83; Bohemia 

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