VIRGIL THOMSON (1896-1989): 8 Portraits for Solo Violin, Five Ladies for Piano, 3 Portraits for Violin and Piano (arr. Samuel Dushkin [1891-1976]), JOHN CORIGLIANO (b.1938): Violin Sonata, The Red Violin Caprices for Solo Violin.
Catalogue Number: 06J074
Description: Corigliano's early (1963) sonata is a very approachable mixture of neo-classicism in fast movements and a lovely lyricism in its slow one and his latest return to his well-known film score is a set of solo violin caprices receiving their first recording here. Thomson's epigrammatic portraits of people in his life are well-known for their combination of Gallic clarity and his own mordant wit. Philippe Quint (violin), William Wolfram (piano).