Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins - Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski (2015)
Classical | 01:09:27 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 159 MB
Label: Signum Records | Year Of Release: 2015
This juxtapsition of composers who, though near contemporaries seem rather far apart stylistically is curiously compelling. After the dramatic and sumptuous intensities of Szymanowski's D minor Sonata, Op 9, Hahn's Romance in A follows like an emotional mood-cleanser - all is now lightness and wistfulness. That there's an underlying unity of seriousness is shown by the third, deeply touching Modere movement of Hahn's C major Sonata. His Nocturne is E flat leads back to Szymanowski and his Noctune and Tarantella, Op 28. Waley-Cohen's playing is radiant and soaring, and Watkin's pianism a model, as always, of sensitivity.