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York Bowen: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 ()

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York Bowen: Viola Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 - Bridge Duo
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  1. Sonata for viola & piano No. 1 in C minor, Op. 18
  2. Phantasy for viola & piano, Op. 54
  3. Sonata for viola & piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 22
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British composer York Bowen (1884-1961) has for many years been a peripheral figure in 20th century music history, perhaps because of the old-fashioned Romanticism of this work, but an increasing number of recordings are bringing his gifts to the attention of new audiences. This Naxos release featuring the Bridge Duo, made up of violist Matthew Jones and pianist Michael Hampton, includes Bowen's two sonatas for viola and piano, both written in 1905 for the great British violist Lionel Tertis, and his 1918 Phantasy for viola ...