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EMR CD050–52

EM RECORDS | EMR CD050–52

 

THE WANDERER
C. HUBERT H. PARRY: THE COMPLETE WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

 

Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn)

Duncan Honeybourne (pf)

 

 

EAN 5 060263 500490

Parry is not popularly known as a composer of chamber music; yet his contributions to the genre span his entire career. Of particular historical-musical interest are his works for violin and piano, from the early Freundschaftslieder – amongst the first works Parry completed in adult life – to the two Suites, published in 1907. These show a wide range of aspects of Parry’s multifaceted character: the generously-spirited young man, acknowledging his debt to Brahms and Schumann in the Sonata in D minor; the warm-hearted family man shown in the Twelve Pieces for Violin and Piano, which are dedicated to his wife and his two daughters; and the musical experimenter that is seen in the Fantasie-Sonate in einem Satz, in which Parry, inspired by the Piano Concerto of Xaver Scharwenka, combines four tautly-unified movements in a single, 14-minute work. The recording also features a number of intriguing and characterful miniatures which were discovered among the composer’s manuscripts in the Bodelian Library, Oxford.

 

The recording is dedicated to the memory of Parry’s great-granddaughter, The Hon. Laura Ponsonby, whose knowledge and enthusiasm were instrumental in bringing the project to fruition.

 

 

TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO SAMPLES

CD1

C. Hubert H. Parry (1848–1918)
SUITE NR 2 IN F (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING)
1. PRELUDE. Lento appassionato  
2. INTERMEZZO. Allegretto  
3. CAPRICCIOSO. Vivace  
4. RETROSPECTIVE. Lento espressivo –  
5. FINALE. Allegro grazioso  
       
TWELVE SHORT PIECES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO: SET I
6. IDYLL. Allegretto  
7. ROMANCE. Andante espressivo  
8. CAPRICCIO. Vivace  
9. LULLABY. Andantino  
       
MINIATURES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS)
10. Andantino  
11. Allegro  
12. Capriccio  
       
SONATA IN D MINOR FOR VIOLIN AND PIANOFORTE
13. Adagio – Allegro  
14. Andante  
15. Allegro con fuoco  

CD2

FREUNDSCHAFTSLIEDER (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS)
1. The confidence of love. Andante  
2. Moderato  
3. Allegretto  
4. Allegro  
       
TWELVE SHORT PIECES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO: SET II
5. PRELUDE. Allegro  
6. ROMANCE. Lento espressivo  
7. CAPRICCIO. Allegretto  
8. ENVOI. Andantino  
       
PARTITA IN D MINOR (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING)
9. I. Maestoso  
10. II. ALLEMANDE. Moderato  
11. III. Presto  
12. IV. SARABANDE. Andante sostenuto  
13. V. BOURÉES FANTASTIQUES. Allegro  
14. VI. PASSEPIED EN RONDEAU. Vivace  
       
MINIATURES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS)
15. Andante espressivo  
16. Allegretto  
17. Allegretto  
18. Allegretto pastorale  
       
19. FANTASIE-SONATE IN EINEM SATZ FÜR VIOLINE UND CLAVIER  

CD3

SUITE NR 1 IN D MAJOR FOR VIOLIN AND PIANOFORTE
(WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING)
1. I. PRELUDE. Allegro  
2. II. CAPRICCIOSO. Allegretto  
3. III. SCHERZO. Presto capriccioso  
4. IV. DIALOGUE. Allegretto patetico –  
5. V. FINALE. Allegro  
       
TWLEVE SHORT PIECES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO: SET III
6. PREAMBLE. Allegro  
7. ROMANCE. Andante sostenuto  
8. CAPRICCIO. Vivace  
9. ENVOI. Andantino, quasi Allegretto  
       
TWO EARLY PIECES (‘Written at Weston for Ernest to play on his Violin’)
(WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS)
10. Allegro  
11. [without tempo indication]  
       
MINIATURES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS)
12. [without tempo indication]  
13. Andante espressivo  
14. [without tempo indication]  
       
SONATA IN D FOR PIANOFORTE AND VIOLIN
15. I. Allegro  
16. II. Andante sostenuto  
17. III. Presto vivacissimo