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ClassicsOnline Home » Viola Recital: Jones, Matthew - CLARKE, R. / WALTON, W. / BRIDGE, F. / BAX, A. / BLISS, A. / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. (English Music for Viola)

Viola Recital: Jones, Matthew - CLARKE, R. / WALTON, W. / BRIDGE, F. / BAX, A. / BLISS, A. / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. (English Music for Viola)

Artist(s) Hampton, Michael, piano • Jones, Matthew, viola
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572579
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The fortunes of the viola as a solo instrument enjoyed a remarkable upsurge during the first half of the 20th Century. Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata ranks among her finest compositions while Frank Bridge’s Four Pieces convey both melodic charm and elegiac warmth. Theodore Holland’s appealing Suite exploits the viola’s tender tones and jaunty potential. Arthur Bliss’s Intermezzo, transcribed from his Piano Quartet (8.555931) and William Walton’s Canzonetta and Scherzetto, originally for violin, complement Arnold Bax’s haunting Legend and Vaughan Williams’s posthumously performed Romance. Matthew Jones has been hailed by


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Viola Recital: Jones, Matthew - CLARKE, R. / WALTON, W. / BRIDGE, F. / BAX, A. / BLISS, A. / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. (English Music for Viola) 1:13:39   
  Viola Sonata          
      I. Impetuoso 7:07       
      II. Vivace 3:46       
      III. Adagio - Allegro 9:40       
  2 Pieces (arr. M. Jones for viola and piano)          
      No. 1. Canzonetta 3:24       
      No. 2. Scherzetto 2:28       
  Berceuse (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano) 2:28       
  Serenade (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano) 2:20       
  Elegie (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano) 4:06       
  Cradle Song (arr. V.L. Jacobs for viola and piano) 2:22       
  Legend 10:02       
  Piano Quartet in A Minor: III. Intermezzo: Tempo di mazurka (arr. W. Forbes for viola and piano) 2:13       
  Romance for Viola and Piano 4:49       
  Suite in D major          
      I. Allegro vigoroso 5:46       
      II. Romance, andante mesto 7:15       
      III. Allegro vivace 5:53       
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