Sir Donald Tovey (1875–1940), long hailed as one of the finest writers on music in English, saw himself primarily as a composer. His occasionally turbulent friendship with Pau Casals was the spur for a monumental concerto and one of his three cello sonatas: for solo cello, two cellos and cello with piano. The cello was the ideal instrument for Tovey’s Brahmsian musical language, with its long, singing lines unfolding in effortless counterpoint – though the huge passacaglia that ends the solo sonata also demands a virtuoso technique. The brief Bach arrangement recorded here for the first time arose when the twelve-year-old Tovey added a cello line to one of Bach’s best-known preludes, originally for lute.
Alice Neary, cello
Kate Gould, cello (Tracks 1–3)
Gretel Dowdeswell, piano (Tracks 4, 8–10)
Sonata for Two Cellos in G major (1912)
J. S. Bach arr. Tovey (1887)*
Sonata for Solo Cello in D major, Op. 30 (c. 1912)
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 4 (1900)
* FIRST RECORDING
FIRST COMPLETE RECORDING
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Catalogue No: TOCC0497EAN/UPC: 5060113444974Release Date: 05.08.2022Composer: Sir Donald Tovey Artists: Alice Neary,
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