RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Horn Sonata (compl. Martin Yates [b.1958]) *, Quintet in D for Clarinet, Horn and Piano Trio, Household Music - 3 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes for Horn and String Quartet, ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): Horn Sonata *. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04V008
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7373
Description: The VW sonata dates from 1903 and was discovered by Yates in a small notebook in the British Library. In four movements, it may have been inspired by the great, German-born horn-player Adolf Borsdorf, whose name and London address appear on one page of the manuscript. The Bax is a single-movement piece from 1901 whose piano writing is flamboyant and whose horn part already suggests the composer’s later orchestral writing for the instrument. Peter Francomb (horn), Victor Sangiorgio (piano), Royal Northern Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble.