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Warp and Weft  
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EM Records EMR 043

MIDORI KOMACHI (violin)
SOPHIE ROSA (violin)
SIMON CALLAGHAN (piano)

 

Featuring works for two violins, Warp and 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 permière 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. Each expressing distinctive colours, the exploration of lyricism and virtuosity unfolds.

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Reviews:

Midori Komachi and Sophie Rosa play as one, dovetailing their phrases and matching their sound to a remarkable degree, counterpointed by velvet-gloved pianism of ravishing sensitivity from Simon Callaghan and further enhanced by an atmospheric, gently cushioned sound picture... Alan Rawsthorne’s Theme and Variations is a dazzling, virtuoso sequence that Komachi and Rosa bring thrillingly to life, revelling in its neo-Classical exuberance and contrapuntal nuancing. -The Strad Magazine, September Issue   Read the article here

 

An atmospheric disc, with two interesting premieres - Patterson's Allusions Trio and Jacob's Four Bagatelles. Clarke's rapturous Nocturne also stands out. - BBC Music Magazine, September Issue

REBECCA CLARKE  (1886-1979)

Suite for Two Violins and Piano  (1909)

 I. Prelude              

II. Danse Bizzare     

III. Nocturne       

 

PAUL PATTERSON  (1947 -    )

Allusions Trio for Two Violins and Piano (2016)

 WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING

I. False Impressions

II. Mindscape   

III. Beneath the Surface

 

 

GORDON JACOB (1895-1984)

Four Bagatelles for Two Violins (1961)

WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING

I. A Carol

II. Mazurka

III. Autumn Sketch  

IV. Gopak 

 

ERNEST JOHN MOERAN (1894-1950)

Sonata for Two Violins (1930)

I. Allegro non troppo  

II.  Presto

III. Passacaglia

 

ALAN RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971)

Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1937)

 

Theme

I.Capricietto         

II. Siciliano        

III. Cancrizzante    

IV. Rhapsodia        

V. Notturno        

VI. Scherzetto         

VII. Ostinato         

VIII. Canone        

IX. Fantasia

 

TOTAL TIME [73.46]

 

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