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MATHIAS, W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Sonata (1952) (Trickey, Llewelyn-Jones)


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MATHIAS, W.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Violin Sonata (1952) (Trickey, Llewelyn-Jones)

William Mathias’s eloquent and accessible style comes to the fore in these première recordings of his music for violin and piano. His unpublished Violin Sonata (1952) is a highly original and ambitious work from his student days. The First Violin Sonata is a model of clarity and concision, while the Second Violin Sonata, commissioned to celebrate the composer’s 50th birthday, is cast in four vividly contrasted—and virtuosic—movements. Sara Trickey, praised by The Strad for her ‘fiery and passionate’ playing, joins Iwan Llewelyn-Jones whose ‘power and clean-cut precision’ has been acclaimed by The Guardian.

Mathias, William

  Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 15
1.   I. Molto vivace 00:06:14
2.   II. Lento, ma con moto 00:05:55
3.   III. Lento - Allegro ritmico 00:03:31
  Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 94
4.   I. Allegro robusto 00:06:35
5.   II. Vivace e ritmico 00:02:03
6.   III. Adagio sostenuto 00:06:45
7.   IV. Allegro molto vivace 00:05:17
  Violin Sonata (1952)
8.   I. Impetuoso - Allegro preciso e agitato 00:06:53
9.   II. Andante quasi adagio 00:05:06
10.   III. Moderato piacevole - Con rigore e ben marcato 00:04:45

Total Playing Time: 00:53:04

Mathias, William

Llewelyn-Jones, Iwan; Trickey, Sara

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572292

Barcode: 747313229277

Physical Release: 04/2011

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