Henze-Sonatas for Viola/Violin & Piano

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by


Very proud of this: as of yesterday, I have recorded all four Henze concerti and the three sonatas. I confess, happily, to a lifetime of wonder at Henze’s music, and his contribution to the voice of the violin was immense. The two violin sonatas and the Viola Sonata are incredible, and do listen to 19 year old genius-the first violin sonata is 1946-lyricism in the ruins. Words can’t express my gratitude to Roderick Chadwick’s artistry

Henze-Sonata for Violin and Piano(1946)

Prelude

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Nocturne

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Intermezzo

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Finale

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Henze-Sonatina for Violin & Piano (1979)

Allegretto

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Moderato Assai

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Passacaglia

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Henze-Sonata for Viola & Piano (1979)

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Viola (Matthew Hardie/Richard Meares)
Roderick Chadwick-Piano

Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

Outtakes. Recording sessions 7/6/16 and 21/6/16

Recording with Roderick Chadwick 7 6 16

Recording with Roderick Chadwick 7 6 16

Enraptured by Henze and the Hardie/Meares viola

Enraptured by Henze and the Hardie/Meares viola