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Britten: Reflections - works for violin or viola & piano / Matthew Jones, violin & viola; Annabel Thwaite, piano

> Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 - I. Introduction: Andante maestoso
> Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 - II. March: Allegro alla marcia
> Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 - III. Moto perpetuo: Allegro molto e con fuoco
> Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 - IV. Lullaby: Lento tranquillo
> Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 - V. Waltz: Alla valse, vivace e rubato
> Reflection - Reflection
> Reveille - Reveille
> Elegy - Elegy
> 2 Pieces - No. 1. The Moon
> 2 Pieces - No. 2. Going Down Hill on a Bicycle (A Boy's Song)
> Etude - Etude
> There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (arr. B. Britten for viola and piano) - There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook (arr. B. Britten for viola and piano)
> Valse in B Major - Valse in B Major
> Lachrymae, Op. 48, "Reflections on a Song of John Dowland" - Lachrymae, Op. 48, "Reflections on a Song of John Dowland"

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
>Britten, Benjamin : Reflection, for viola & piano
>Britten, Benjamin : Reveille, concert study for violin & piano
>Britten, Benjamin : Elegy for Viola solo
>Britten, Benjamin : Two Pieces for violin & piano
>Britten, Benjamin : Etude for viola
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook, for orchestra, H. 173
>Britten, Benjamin : Valse for violin & piano in B major
>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48
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Notes & Reviews:

Benjamin Britten was a viola player as well as a pianist and wrote a significant body of chamber music for stringed instruments. The works on this recording - which contains important world premiere recordings - were written between 1925 and 1937, with the exception of the masterpiece for viola, Lachrymae. Each reveals some characteristic aspect of Britten's voice, from the variety and wit of the Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 to the little-known but absorbingly imaginative Reveille and the remarkably assured 1930 Elegy, written when he was just seventeen.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2014
There isn't a single dud item here...Jones's playing of both instruments enthrals. His viola tone is different from the turbocharged massiveness of many of today's soloists; instead he searches out the instrument's capacity for gentle light and shade.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2014
Jones's performances here, well accompanied by Annabel Thwaite, are sometimes more expansive but have a sure feel for Britten's idiom. His playing of the Suite for violin and piano, Op. 6, is alive to its quick-fire kaleidoscope of styles...It is good of Naxos to give us Britten's solo violin and viola repertoire so neatly packaged.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012).



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>Britten, Benjamin : Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Violin); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Britten, Benjamin : Reflection, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Viola); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Reveille, concert study for violin & piano
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Violin); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Elegy for Viola solo
  • Performer: Matthew Jones (Viola)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Two Pieces for violin & piano
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Violin); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Britten, Benjamin : Etude for viola
  • Performer: Matthew Jones (Viola)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 02/18/1929

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook, for orchestra, H. 173
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Viola); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1927

>Britten, Benjamin : Valse for violin & piano in B major
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Violin); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 10/04/1925

>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48
  • Performers: Matthew Jones (Viola); Annabel Thwaite (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Hall, Monmouthshire, UK (10/21/2012/11/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950