Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Gurney Violin sonata recording

20th century British music continues to inch its way out from the bottom draw, but there is still a considerable amount of music unpublished and unrecorded. Ivor Gurney is best known as a poet and as a composer of songs. But his output, slim though it is, consists of more than just songs, according to Grove there are six violin sonatas, five string quartets and an extended orchestral piece all remaining unpublished. Now EM Records, the recording arm of the Dorset based English Music Festival, is recording Gurney's Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat. The work is being recorded later this month by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Wickard for release on the EM Records label. The label has already acquired an interesting list of lesser known English works, works deserving to be hear.

Further details from the EM Records website.

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