LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Viola Sonata, Op. 22, GORDON JACOB (1895-1984): Viola Sonata, MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006): Viola Sonata, Op. 17, JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Cello Sonata (transcr. Lionel Tertis [1876-1975]), FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934): Cello Sonata (transcr. Martin Outram).
Catalogue Number: 04L092
Description: Jacob might be condemned in some quarters as "the English Hindemith" but the adagio of this 1978 sonata could stand with the best of English pastoralism; the rest of the work is, well, Hindemithian. Berkeley's sonata is from 1946 and the Gallic style of this composer is present in the outer movements while its slow movement has a restless, intense quality suggestive of the mood of the time. Martin Outram (viola), Julian Rolton (piano).