JOAQUÍN RODRIGO (1901-1999): Sonata Pimpante, GRAZYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Violin Sonata No. 4, MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006): 5 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 84, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Violin Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 03N068
Label: New Focus Recordings
Description: Only available CD recording of Rodrigo's typically sparkling and rhythmically lively sonata from 1966, its second and third movements full of Iberian color. Arnold's Pieces (1964) were written as encores for a Yehudi Menuhin tour of the U.S. and include one piece based on an Indian raga and one which pays tribute to Charlie Parker. Bacewicz's 1949 sonata, late romantically influenced by Szymanowski and Bartók, now has four different recordings in the catalogue! Duo Figer.