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BOWEN, E.Y.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Phantasy, Op. 54 (Bridge Duo)

Composer(s)Bowen, York
Artist(s) Bridge Duo, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572580
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Inspired by the ‘father of the modern viola’ Lionel Tertis, London-born composer Edwin York Bowen preferred the tone of this instrument to that of the violin. Encouraged by Tertis, his two widely contrasting Sonatas are pioneering in their use of the viola as a virtuoso solo instrument. Though roughly half the length of the Sonatas, the exuberant Phantasy takes us on a journey through a huge variety of tempo, texture, tonality and moods. The Bridge Duo’s recital of English Music for Viola (8.572579) was acclaimed as ‘excellent’ and ‘essential listening’. (MusicWeb International)

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BOWEN, E.Y.: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Phantasy, Op. 54 (Bridge Duo) 1:11:18   
  Viola Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 18          
      I. Allegro moderato 11:20       
      II. Poco lento e cantabile 9:44       
      III. Presto 9:01       
  Phantasy, Op. 54 14:12       
  Viola Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 22          
      I. Allegro assai 10:54       
      II. Grave 9:09       
      III. Finale: Allegro giocoso 6:58       
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