First World War Archive
“Twentieth-Century Sonatas for Cello and Piano” = by BRIDGE, DELIUS, IRELAND, RUBBRA, CLARKE & KEYS – Alexander Baillie, cello/ John Thwaites, p. – Somm (2 CDs)
Excellent performances and a pretty much unmatched program of English chamber music with cello.
BLOCH: Violin Sonata No. 2 “Poeme mystique”; JANACEK: Sonata for Violin and Piano; SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata – Midori, v./ Ozgur Aydin, p. – Onyx
Midori explores three “highly personal pieces. . .each of which [exploits its] special capacity to communicate the inner workings of a mind. . .to find solace from turmoil.”
“FREDERICK DELIUS: French Masterworks” – Henrietta Bonde-Hansen, sop./ Aarhus Sym. Orch./ Bo Holten – Danacord
French? Masterworks? You decide. There’s some very attractive music here nonetheless.