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HOLBROOKE, J.: Violin Concerto,


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HOLBROOKE, J.: Violin Concerto, "The Grasshopper" / Violin Sonata No. 1 / Horn Trio (Peacock, Stevenson, M. Smith)

Holbrooke is a fascinating and important figure in British music. His Violin Sonata No. 1—also called a Sonatina—is a bright, engaging and light-hearted work that owes something to his interest in popular song. His Violin Concerto, subtitled ‘The Grasshopper’, was published in full score and in two versions for violin and piano—including a ‘sonata’ version with a somewhat technically less demanding final movement. In this recording we present the original ‘concerto’ version. This beautiful work, admired by the great critic Ernest Newman, is full of lyrical freedom, and also some coruscating technical demands. The Horn Trio took Brahms’s similar trio as a precedent, and is a work of great dignity and melodic appeal.

Holbrooke, Joseph

  Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 6a, "Sonatina"
1.   I. Allegro: Marcato e moderato 00:06:05
2.   II. Nocturne: Adagio e molto espressivo 00:05:44
3.   III. Scherzo: Presto ma non troppo 00:03:29
4.   IV. Rondo: Allegro con moto 00:04:20
  Horn Trio in D Major, Op. 28 (original version)
5.   I. Larghetto sostenuto - Allegro con brio 00:09:37
6.   II. Adagio ma non troppo 00:09:44
7.   III. Molto vivace 00:07:44
  Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 59, "The Grasshopper" (version for violin and piano as Violin Sonata No. 2)
8.   I. Allegro con molto fuoco 00:06:57
9.   II. Adagio non troppo con molto espressione 00:08:41
10.   III. Maestoso - Vivace giocoso 00:09:35
  Mezzo-Tints, Op. 55: No. 2. L'Extase (version for violin and piano)
11.   Mezzo - Tints, Op. 55: No. 2. L'Extase (version for violin and piano) 00:03:02

Total Playing Time: 01:14:58

Holbrooke, Joseph

Peacock, Kerenza; Smith, Mark; Stevenson, Robert

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572649

Barcode: 747313264971

Physical Release: 08/2011

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