KURT ROGER (1895-1966): Viola Sonata "Irish Sonata", Op. 37, HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869): Harold en Italie, Op. 16 (transcr. Franz Liszt [1811-1886]), LISZT: Romance oubliée, S.132.
Catalogue Number: 08P061
Description: If you remember the full CD Naxos released of the Austrian Roger's chamber music back in Jan. 2010 (01L011) you'll recall how he combines a late Romantic sensibility with complex motivic work and dense polyphony. This sonata, published in 1948, adds an often intense rhythmic sensibility to its outer movements while the slow movement is gentle and meditative. Philip Dukes (viola), Piers Lane (piano).