WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Carwithen & Pitfield: Violin Sonatas / Humphreys, Williamson


Release Date: 02/03/2017 
Label:  Lyrita Recorded Edition - Nimb   Catalog #: 359  
Composer:  Doreen CarwithenC.W. OrrLennox BerkeleyCyril Scott,   ... 
Performer:  Fenella HumphreysNathan Williamson
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release presents a program of British works for violin and piano from the first half of the 20th century. Premieres include Thomas Pitfield's Sonata No. 1 and smaller scale works by C.W. Orr, Cyril Scott, and Percy M. Young. Doreen Carwithen's Sonata is the program's centerpiece, and works by John Ireland, Lennox Berkeley, Frederick Delius complete the album. With playing described as "alluring", "unforgettable" and "a wonder", violinist Fenella Humphreys enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work. Performances have taken her around the world to venues including the Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, and the new Helsinki Music Centre. Pianist and composer Nathan Williamson studied with Read more Joan Havill, Malcolm Singer, Martin Bresnik and many others. Nathan gives regular solo recitals and concerto performances and is in demand for new work from artists both at home and abroad. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Doreen Carwithen
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Serenade for Violin and Piano by C.W. Orr
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
3.
Minuet for Violin and Piano by C.W. Orr
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
4.
Elegy for Violin and Piano, Op. 33 no 2 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
5.
Toccata for Violin and Piano, Op. 33 no 3 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
6.
Sonnets (2) for Violin and Piano by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; England 
7.
Légende for Violin and Orchestra by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Paris, France 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A Major by Thomas Pitfield
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
9.
Passacaglia for Violin and Piano by Percy Young
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
10.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano by John Ireland
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
11.
Bagatelle for Violin and Piano by John Ireland
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin), Nathan Williamson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title