EMR CD011 | DETAILS
  EMR CD011
   
  Gurney, Sainsbury and Elgar: WORKS FOR VIOLIN & PIANO
  Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn) | Matthew Rickard (pf)
   
  Released 1 February 2013 | EAN 5 060263 500100
EMR CD011 features the World Première recording of the passionate Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat by Ivor Gurney, a composer celebrated primarily for his song settings, yet who is revealed here as an incredibly skilled author of chamber music. This emotionally intense and compelling piece is complemented by the much-loved Violin Sonata by Edward Elgar, and Lionel Sainsbury’s virtuosic ‘Soliloquy’ for solo violin. Recorded in the outstanding acoustic of Wyastone Concert Hall in Monmouthshire, EMR CD011 welcomes back two critically acclaimed artists: the violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck and the pianist Matthew Rickard.
TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO EXTRACTS
     

Ivor Gurney (1890–1937)
SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN E-FLAT MAJOR (1918/1919)

(World Première recording)

   
1. I. Più allegro  
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2. II. SCHERZO: Andante con moto  
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3. III. Lento  
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4. IV. INTRODUCTION: [Lento] – Allegro  
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Lionel Sainsbury (b.1958)  
5. ‘SOLILOQUY’ FOR SOLO VIOLIN, op.21 (1993)  
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Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN E MINOR, op.82
 
6. I. Allegro  
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7. II. ROMANCE: Andante  
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8. III. Allegro, non troppo  
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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