EMR CD043 | DETAILS
  EMR CD043
   
  WARP & WEFT
  Midori Komachi (vn) | Sophie Rosa (vn)
Simon Callaghan (pf.)
   
  Release date: 12 April 2017 | EAN 5 060263 500438

Featuring works for two violins, ‘Warp & Weft’ brings together a fascinating variety of works written for this instrumentation by 20th- and 21st-century British composers. It is a unique exploration, in which the two violins interweave lines to make a web of sound. In addition to two World Première recordings by Gordon Jacob and Paul Patterson, the disc also includes some of the most inspiring yet rarely recorded works by Rebecca Clarke, E.J. Moeran and Alan Rawsthorne.

TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO EXTRACTS
     
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
SUITE FOR TWO VIOLINS AND PIANO (1909)
1. I. ‘Prelude’  
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2. II. ‘Danse Bizarre’  
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3. III. ‘Nocturne’  
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Paul Patterson (b.1947)

‘ALLUSIONS TRIO’ FOR TWO VIOLINS AND PIANO (2016)
(World Première recording)

4. I. ‘False Impressions’  
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5. II. ‘Mindscape’  
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6. III. ‘Beneath the Surface’  
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Gordon Jacob (1895–1984)

FOUR BAGATELLES FOR TWO VIOLINS (1961)
(World Première recording)

7. I. ‘A Carol’  
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8. II. ‘Mazurka’  
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9. III. ‘Autumn Sketch’  
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10. IV. ‘Gopak’  
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E.J. Moeran (1894–1950)

SONATA FOR TWO VIOLINS (1930)

11. I. Allegro non troppo  
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12. II. Presto  
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13. III. Passacaglia  
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Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971)

THEME AND VARIATIONS FOR TWO VIOLINS (1937)

14. ‘Theme’  
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15. I. ‘Capricietto’    
16. II. ‘Siciliano’    
17. III. ‘Cancrizzante’    
18. IV. ‘Rhapsodia’    
19. V. ‘Notturno’    
20. VI. ‘Scherzetto’    
21. VII. ‘Ostinato’    
22. VIII. ‘Canone’    
23. IX. ‘Fantasia’    

 

REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD