CYRIL SCOTT (1879-1970): Violin Sonatas No. 1, Op. 59 and No. 3, Sonata Melodica.
Catalogue Number: 08M059
Description: In January of 2008 these same artists appeared with a Scott recital on Dutton Epoch; now, for $14 less, here's their second volume (none of which is available on CD): the 1908 First (in Scott's hard-to-characterize early style with elements of Delius, English folk song and original formal ideas), the shorter, more relaxed, if still intensively argued Melodica from 1950 and the 1955 Third. The last is the most expressive, often dark in its first movement, with a tranquil Pastorale slow movement and a robust and unpredictable Capriccioso finale. Clare Howick (violin), Sophia Rahman (piano).