STEPHEN DODGSON (1924-2013): Septet Variations for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet, Pastoral Sonata for Flute, Cello and Guitar, Solway Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp, Echoes of Autumn for Viola and Guitar, Sonata for Three for Flute, Viola and Guitar, Capriccio and Finale for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 10U057
Description: Although he was particularly renowned for his music for harpsichord and for guitar, Dodgson was a versatile craftsman of chamber music. The examples here reveal his intricate but surprising turns of phrase, from the subtle exploration of sonorities in the 1975 Septet Variations to the sunlit beauty of the Pastoral Sonata of 1953/54. Dodgson’s mastery of color and texture is evident in his Solway Suite from 1974, while the early Capriccio and Finale (1952) treats the listener to a kaleidoscope of whimsical and witty interludes. Karolos.