EMR CD006 | DETAILS
  EMR CD006
   
  Holst, Walford Davies & Vaughan Williams: WORKS FOR
VIOLIN & PIANO
  Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn) | Matthew Rickard (pf)
   
  Released 1 June 2012 | EAN 5 060263 500056
EMR CD006 welcomes back Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard in performances of the Sonata in A minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams – an astonishing and invigorating work; the Sonata in E-flat by Henry Walford Davies, the first of his unpublished works in this genre; and the refreshingly verdant Five Pieces by Gustav Holst.
TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO EXTRACTS
     
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN A MINOR
   
1. I. FANTASIA: Allegro giusto  
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2. II. SCHERZO: Allegro furioso ma non troppo  
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3. III. TEMA CON VARIAZIONI: Andante – Tempo del preludio,
ma tranquillo
 
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Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
FIVE PIECES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (†World Première recordings)
   
4. LIED OHNE WORTE: Andante moderato – Un poco allegro – Tempo I†  
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5. MAYA: Allegretto†  
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6. GREETING: Andante†  
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7. A SPRING SONG: Allegro tranquillo†  
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8. VALSE-ÉTUDE: Allegro vivace – Molto vivace – Tempo I –
Più mosso – Presto
 
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Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869–1941)
SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN E-FLAT MAJOR
(World Première recording)
9. I. Allegro moderato  
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10. II. Largo espressivo  
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11. III. Largo – Allegro – Meno mosso (con gran dignità)  
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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