Warp & Weft

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Warp & Weft – Moeran, Clarke, Jacob Patterson, Rawsthorne

Format: CD
EM Records

Sophie Rosa violin
Midori Komachi 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.

 

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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. Each expressing distinctive colours, the exploration of lyricism and virtuosity unfolds.

…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…Read full review here.

The Strad (CD review Warp and Weft-EM Records EMRCD 043) September 2017

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

This is a splendid disc of rarely heard or recorded English music for two violins, and one that any self respecting anglophile will not want to be without…..The performances by Midori Komachi and Sophie Rosa are excellent throughout. They really get to the heart of this wonderful music, especially in the works without piano, where their interplay is terrific.

Stuart Sillitoe www.musicweb-international.com


TRACK LIST

REBECCA CLARKE (1886-1979)

Suite for Two Violins and Piano (1909)

  1. I. Prelude [4.32
  2. II. Danse Bizzare [5.08
  3. III. Nocturne [8.32]

PAUL PATTERSON (1947 – )

Allusions Trio for Two Violins and Piano (2016

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

  1. I. False Impressions [5.47]
  2. II. Mindscape [7.52]
  3. III. Beneath the Surface [4.09]

GORDON JACOB (1895-1984)

Four Bagatelles for Two Violins (1961)

WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

  1. I. A Carol [1.29]
  2. II. Mazurka [1.10]
  3. III. Autumn Sketch [1.49]
  4. IV. Gopak [1.02]

ERNEST JOHN MOERAN (1894-1950)

Sonata for Two Violins (1930)

  1. I. Allegro non troppo [6.32]
  2. II. Presto [4.02]
  3. III. Passacaglia [5.24]

ALAN RAWSTHORNE (1905-1971)

Theme and Variations for Two Violins (1937)

  1. Theme [0.43]
  2. I.Capricietto [0.51]
  3. II. Siciliano [2.02]
  4. III. Cancrizzante [1.01]
  5. IV. Rhapsodia [2.51]
  6. V. Notturno [3.11]
  7. VI. Scherzetto [0.42]
  8. VII. Ostinato [1.12]
  9. VIII. Canone [0.37]
  10. IX. Fantasia [3.08]

 

TOTAL TIME [73.46]

 

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Recording Label

EM Records

Release Date

2017

Catalogue No.

EMR CD043

Total Length

73.46

Genre

Classical, Modern/Contemporary

Artists

Piano – Simon Callaghan (tracks: 1 through 6)
Violin – Midori Komachi, Sophie Rosa

Notes

Tracks 4-10 are World Premiere Recordings

Format

CD