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BRITTEN, B.: Reflections - Violin and Viola Works (M. Jones, Thwaite)

Composer(s)Bridge, FrankBritten, Benjamin
Artist(s) Thwaite, Annabel, piano • Jones, Matthew, viola • Jones, Matthew, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.573136
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
 
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Benjamin Britten was a viola player as well as a pianist and wrote a significant body of chamber music for stringed instruments. The works on this recording—which contains important world première recordings—were written between 1925 and 1937, with the exception of the masterpiece for viola, Lachrymae. Each reveals some characteristic aspect of Britten’s voice, from the variety and wit of the Suite for Violin and Piano, Op 6 to the little-known but absorbingly imaginative Reveille and the remarkably assured 1930 Elegy, written when he was just seventeen.


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BRITTEN, B.: Reflections - Violin and Viola Works (M. Jones, Thwaite) 1:06:07   
  Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6          
      I. Introduction: Andante maestoso 0:41       
      II. March: Allegro alla marcia 2:27       
      III. Moto perpetuo: Allegro molto e con fuoco 3:13       
      IV. Lullaby: Lento tranquillo 5:22       
      V. Waltz: Alla valse, vivace e rubato 4:58       
  Reflection 4:35       
  Reveille 4:42       
  Elegy 6:47       
  2 Pieces          
      No. 1. The Moon 2:20       
      No. 2. Going Down Hill on a Bicycle (A Boy's Song) 2:21       
  Etude 2:53       
  There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (arr. B. Britten for viola and piano) 8:42       
  Valse in B Major 2:55       
  Lachrymae, Op. 48, "Reflections on a Song of John Dowland" 14:11       
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