TWENTIETH-CENTURY CELLO SONATAS Bridge, Delius, Ireland, Clarke, Keys, Rubbra. Alexander Baillie, John Thwaites. Somm 2cds

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TWENTIETH-CENTURY CELLO SONATAS

CD1
[1] - [2] Bridge Cello Sonata (1913-17)
[3] Delius Cello Sonata (1918)
[4] - [6] Ireland Cello Sonata (1923)

CD2
[1] - [3] Clarke Cello Sonata (1919)
[4] - [6] Keys Cello Sonata (1960)
[7] - [9] Rubbra Cello Sonata (1946)

Alexander Baillie, cello
John Thwaites, piano

In recent years SOMM has established a strong reputation for its promotion of British Music counting, among unique recordings in its catalogue, several prestigious World Premieres for Piano and Orchestra which had been hidden in music library vaults unpublished and undiscovered until SOMM made them available on disc and promoted them worldwide through its distribution network. Included among these are the Vaughan Williams Fantasia, the Bax Concertino, the Frederick Austin Concertino, the William Mathias Piano Concerto No. 1, the Piano Quintet of Ian Venables and the Piano Music of Reginald King.

This ambitious and impressive double disc of Cello Sonatas by Delius, Bridge and Ireland (CD1) and Rebecca Clarke, Ivor Keys and Rubbra (CD2) is no exception. It boasts the well loved Sonatas by Bridge, Delius, Ireland and Rubbra as well as two world premieres, the Cello Sonatas by Rebecca Clarke (1919) and Ivor Keys (1960). Clarke was Stanford's first female pupil at RCM and became a professional violist, having taken lessons with Lionel Tertis. Listening to her Viola (or Cello) Sonata, described as "sensuous, Bacchanalian and intoxicating and languid" by turns, reminds us that she felt closest to the music of both Debussy and Ravel. Keys was organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and an accomplished all-round musician who made his career as an academic at the Universities of Belfast (where he held the first Hamilton Harty Chair from 1947), Nottingham (from 1954) and Birmignham (from 1968).

The artists on this CD set are Cellist Alexander Baillie, internationally recognised as one of the finest cellists of his generation, and his Duo Partner, Pianist John Thwaites, Head of Keyboard Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, a busy Soloist as well as Chamber Musician and a frequent broadcaster for the BBC and others. It's interesting that Edmund Rubbra's Cello Sonata (1946) is dedicated to William Pleeth, his cello partner in the Edmund Rubbra/Erich Gruenberg/William Pleeth Piano Trio. Alexander Baillie's teachers were Fournier, Rostropovich, du Pré and most poignantly, William Pleeth!

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