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ALWYN: Sonata impromptu / Sonatina / Ballade / Rhapsody / 3 Winter Poems / Songs


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ALWYN: Sonata impromptu / Sonatina / Ballade / Rhapsody / 3 Winter Poems / Songs

William Alwyn composed prolifically in virtually all genres, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental. Like his contemporary Samuel Barber, Alwyn was an unashamed Romantic who preferred his music to appeal to the heart rather than to the head. The works presented here, five of which are recorded for the first time, cover a period of fifty years from the Two Songs for Voice, Violin and Piano of 1931 to the Chaconne For Tom for recorder and piano dating from 1982. In each of these pieces Alwyn’s compositional gift and technical mastery of his chosen medium are immediately apparent.

Alwyn, William

1.   Rhapsody 00:09:20
  Sonata impromptu
2.   I. Prelude 00:02:45
3.   II. Theme and Variations 00:08:57
4.   III. Finale alla capriccio 00:05:01
5.   Ballade 00:10:01
  Wood Magic
6.   Wood Magic 00:03:24
7.   Lament of the Tall Tree 00:01:13
  3 Songs
8.   No. 1. Nocturne 00:02:59
9.   No. 2. Illumination 00:01:36
10.   No. 3. Harvest 00:02:05
  Violin Sonatina
11.   I. Allegro e grazioso 00:03:53
12.   II. Adagio 00:03:25
13.   III. Vivace 00:03:12
  3 Winter Poems
14.   No. 1. Winter Landscape 00:02:50
15.   No. 2. Elegy, "Frozen Waters" 00:03:41
16.   No. 3. Serenade, "Snow Shower" 00:02:29
  Chaconne for Tom
17.   Chaconne for Tom 00:03:24

Total Playing Time: 01:10:15

Alwyn, William

Bridge String Quartet

Ball, Andrew; Burnside, Iain; Chase, Roger; Mitchell, Madeleine; Turner, John; Wilding, Lucy; Williams, Jeremy Huw

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570340

Barcode: 0747313034079

Physical Release: 07/2007

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