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HENZE, H.W.: Violin and Viola Works (Sheppard Skærved, Chadwick)


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HENZE, H.W.: Violin and Viola Works (Sheppard Skærved, Chadwick)

The sonatas recorded here encompass almost the entirety of Hans Werner Henze’s creative life. Composed in difficult conditions just after WWII, the Violin Sonata covers the broadest range of human emotions, and is in some ways a study for the extraordinary First Violin Concerto (recorded by Peter Sheppard Skærved on 8.557738). Steeped in Italian mythology, the Solo Violin Sonata is ‘a real piece of theatre’, as is the emotionally shattering Viola Sonata, written straight after the completion of the ballet Orpheus. The Violin Sonatina is drawn from Henze’s children’s opera Pollicino, and the two remaining miniatures are memorials for lost colleagues.

Henze, Hans Werner

  Pollicino: Violin Sonatina
1.   I. Allegretto 00:03:10
2.   II. Moderato assai 00:01:39
3.   III. Passacaglia: Moderato 00:03:41
  Violin Solo Sonata (original 1977 version)
4.   I. Tirsi 00:05:47
5.   II. Mopso 00:06:35
6.   III. Aristeo 00:06:02
  Violin Sonata
7.   I. Prélude 00:03:29
8.   II. Nocturne 00:04:38
9.   III. Intermezzo 00:00:59
10.   IV. Finale 00:05:48
  Für Manfred
11.   Für Manfred 00:02:14
  Peter Doll zum Abschied
12.   Peter Doll zum Abschied 00:02:57
  Viola Sonata
13.   Viola Sonata 00:20:40

Total Playing Time: 01:07:39

Henze, Hans Werner

Chadwick, Roderick; Sheppard Skærved, Peter

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.573886

Barcode: 747313388677

Physical Release: 06/2018

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