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HOLBROOKE, J.: Violin Concerto, "The Grasshopper" / Violin Sonata No. 1 / Horn Trio (Peacock, Stevenson, M. Smith)

Composer(s)Holbrooke, Joseph
Artist(s) Smith, Mark, horn • Stevenson, Robert, piano • Peacock, Kerenza, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertos
Catalogue 8.572649
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Holbrooke is a fascinating and important figure in British music. His Violin Sonata No. 1—also called a Sonatina—is a bright, engaging and light-hearted work that owes something to his interest in popular song. His Violin Concerto, subtitled ‘The Grasshopper’, was published in full score and in two versions for violin and piano—including a ‘sonata’ version with a somewhat technically less demanding final movement. In this recording we present the original ‘concerto’ version. This beautiful work, admired by the great critic Ernest Newman, is full of lyrical freedom, and also some coruscating technical demands. The Horn Trio took Brahms’s similar trio as a precedent, and is a work of great dignity and


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HOLBROOKE, J.: Violin Concerto, "The Grasshopper" / Violin Sonata No. 1 / Horn Trio (Peacock, Stevenson, M. Smith) 1:14:58   
  Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 6a, "Sonatina"          
      I. Allegro: Marcato e moderato 6:05       
      II. Nocturne: Adagio e molto espressivo 5:44       
      III. Scherzo: Presto ma non troppo 3:29       
      IV. Rondo: Allegro con moto 4:20       
  Horn Trio in D major, Op. 28 (original version)          
      I. Larghetto sostenuto - Allegro con brio 9:37       
      II. Adagio ma non troppo 9:44       
      III. Molto vivace 7:44       
  Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 59, "The Grasshopper" (version for violin and piano as Violin Sonata No. 2)          
      I. Allegro con molto fuoco 6:57       
      II. Adagio non troppo con molto espressione 8:41       
      III. Maestoso - Vivace giocoso 9:35       
  Mezzo-Tints, Op. 55: No. 2. L'Extase (version for violin and piano) 3:02       
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