This recording pairs music for violin and piano by two young British composers who found themselves marooned in American exile by World War II: Richard Arnell (1917– 2009) and Stanley Bate (1911–59). Arnell’s music can be warmly lyrical and fiercely dramatic by turn, rather like its energetic and volatile composer. Stanley Bate was briefly a bright star on the musical scene, a brilliant pianist whose career was obscured from his British audience by the War and truncated by his early death. His First Violin Sonata has echoes of two of his teachers – Vaughan Williams and Hindemith.
Patrick Wastnage, violin
Elizabeth Dunn, piano (Tracks 1-15; 17-19)
Variations on an American Theme, Op. 76 (1953)
Stanley Bate: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 (1946)
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (1940)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0492EAN/UPC: 5060113444929Release Date: 01.09.2018Composer: Richard Arnell,
Stanley Bate Artists: Elizabeth Dunn,
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