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William Alwyn: Chamber Music and Songs - Andrew Ball (piano); Bridge Quartet; Iain Burnside (piano); Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone); John Turner (recorder);...
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  1. Rhapsody for piano quartet
  2. Sonata Impromptu, for violin & viola ("Sonata quasi fantasia")
  3. Ballade, for viola & piano
  4. Wood Magic, song for voice, violin & piano
  5. Lament of the Tall Tree, song for voice, violin & piano
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  1. Rhapsody for piano quartet
  2. Sonata Impromptu, for violin & viola ("Sonata quasi fantasia")
  3. Ballade, for viola & piano
  4. Wood Magic, song for voice, violin & piano
  5. Lament of the Tall Tree, song for voice, violin & piano
  6. Songs (3) to Words by Trevor Blakemore, for voice & piano
  7. Sonatina for violin & piano
  8. Winter Poems (3), for string quartet
  9. Chaconne for Tom, for treble recorder & piano
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Britain's William Alwyn is often classed as a neo-Romantic traditionalist; the booklet for this Naxos disc likens him to the roughly contemporary American Samuel Barber. But this collection of chamber music and songs, most of it never recorded before, reveals a somewhat different Alwyn -- not a modernist surely, but a composer who was aware that Stravinsky and even serialism existed, and who forged an economical new language in a traditionally expressive, tonal idiom in response. From start to finish, this music doesn't ...

William Alwyn: Chamber Music and Songs 2007, Naxos

UPC: 747313034079

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