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Romantics in England: Music for Cello and Piano

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Main Artist: Joseph Spooner (Cello)

About this CD:
Joseph Spooner's eloquent cello finds exactly the right style for this survey of largely Victorian cello music, including the Cello Sonata in E minor of 1861 by Walter Macfarren, notable for its lyrical impetus and cascading piano accompaniment. Also heard are Michael Balfe's tuneful Sonata in A flat from the late 1860s, and Edgar Bainton's imposing Sonata of 1924, contemporary with sonatas by Delius, Bax and Ireland and with which it shares period and imagery. Coleridge-Taylor's Variations in B minor, Rosalind Ellicott's A Reverie (1888) and a charming Roger Quilter song arrangement (To Daisies) complete a tuneful and original programme.

Running Time: 73 mins
Retail Price: £9.78
Release Date: 2008

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Track Listing:
Walter MacFarren
Cello Sonata in E minor (premiered 1861)
(i) Allegro appassionato
(ii) Allegretto giojoso
(iii) Adagio, più tosto recitativo - Allegro giojoso
Michael Balfe
Cello Sonata in A flat major (c. 1866-70)
(i) Allegro
(ii) Adagio
(iii) Allegro vivace
Rosalind Ellicott
A Reverie (published 1888):
Andante tranquillo
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Variations in B minor (1905):
Moderato - Poco più mosso - Allegro - a tempo (Allegro) - Larghetto - Vivace
Roger Quilter
To Daisies op.8 no.3 (1906, transcribed 1918):
Andante espressivo
Edgar Bainton
Cello Sonata (1924)*
(i) Allegro moderato
(ii) Allegretto
(iii) Lento
(iv) Allegro molto
World premiere recordings, except * first CD recording

Joseph Spooner (Cello)
Michael Jones (Piano)
Kathryn Mosley (Piano)

Michael Ponder
Michael J. Dutton

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