Rubbra: Violin Sonata No. 1; Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 3; Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 29; Variations on a Phrygian Theme

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COMPOSERS: Rubbra
LABELS: Dutton Epoch
WORKS: Violin Sonata No. 1; Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 3; Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 29; Variations on a Phrygian Theme
PERFORMER: Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Michael Dussek (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CDLX 7101
Osostowicz and Dussek make out the strongest imaginable case for Rubbra’s neglected violin works. Their empathetic rapport generates performances of flawless integrity and insight, and one wonders why Rubbra’s superb Third Sonata, particularly, hasn’t secured a niche in the repertory. Recommended. Michael Jameson

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