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Romance in A major
1908; originally for cello and piano; viola arrangement by the composer

'Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano' (CDA67651/2)
Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano
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Romance in A major
Following his earlier Romance in D flat, Bowen composed the Romance in A major in 1908, this time originally for cello and piano, although he soon arranged it for viola. (He also went on to write two Romances for solo piano in 1913.) This work rises from the depths, spinning an expressive line, and as it moves up the instrument’s register it gains in tempo and emotion before sinking back. It goes through this procedure again, the second time more quickly, before the expressive viola frames the reflective coda high on the instrument.

from notes by Lewis Foreman © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67651/2 disc 2 track 4
Recording date
7 November 2007
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano (CDA67651/2)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: July 2008
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