FRITZ HART (1874-1949): Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1 - Sonatas No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7, No. 2 in D, Op. 42 and No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 142, 2 Bach Chorale Paraphrases, Prelude from St Francis.
Catalogue Number: 11V043
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0470
Description: London-born, Hart moved to Australia to tour traveling productions of musicals there and in New Zealand. He soon became a formative figure in Australian musical life as teacher and conductor, but in 1936 left to become the first professor of music at the University of Hawai’i and permanent conductor of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Hart‘s three sonatas – poised but passionate – reveal a musical language influenced by Debussyan Impressionism but also colored by his own Celtic roots. Susan Collins (violin), Stephanie McCallum (piano).