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The Romantic Viola - Benjamin Dale / Yuko Inoue, Stephen Coombs

Dale / Inoue / Harrison / Waters / Luo
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573167  
Composer:  Benjamin Dale
Performer:  Yuko InoueStephen Coombs
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The English composer Benjamin Dale's compositions are relatively few in number but of great distinction. In particular it was his friendship with Lionel Tertis, the father of modern viola playing, which inspired a series of outstanding works for the instrument. The Suite for Viola and Piano in D major, Op.2 is large in scale, brilliant in execution, and youthful in feeling, whilst the Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op.4 is a single span studded with sublime melodies. Written for Tertis and his pupils, the Introduction and Andante for Six Violas, Op.5 is a unique contribution to the repertoire. The English composer Benjamin Dale's compositions are relatively few in number but of great distinction. In particular it was his friendship with Lionel Tertis, the father of modern viola playing, which inspired a series of outstanding works for the instrument. The Suite for Viola and Piano in D major, Op.2 is large in scale, brilliant in execution, and youthful in feeling, whilst the Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op.4 is a single span studded with sublime melodies. Written for Tertis and his pupils, the Introduction and Andante for Six Violas, Op.5 is a unique contribution to the repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Viola and Piano in D minor, Op. 2 by Benjamin Dale
Performer:  Yuko Inoue (Viola), Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
2.
Phantasy for Viola and Piano in D major, Op. 4 by Benjamin Dale
Performer:  Yuko Inoue (Viola), Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
3.
Introduction and Andante for 6 Violas, Op. 5 by Benjamin Dale
Performer:  Yuko Inoue (Viola), Stephen Coombs (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Suite in D minor, Op. 2: I. Fantasy-Prelude
Suite in D minor, Op. 2: II. Romance
Suite in D minor, Op. 2: III. Finale
Introduction and Andante, Op. 5
Phantasy in D major, Op. 4

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