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Melody for the C string, Op 51 No 2
1918; in F major; published in 1923

'Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano' (CDA67651/2)
Bowen: The complete works for viola & piano
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Melody for the C string, Op 51 No 2
The Melody for the C string Op 51 No 2, was composed in 1918, and designed for Tertis to demonstrate the plangent tone of the lowest string on the instrument, which takes it down to the C in the middle of the stave in the bass clef. The mood is even more autumnal than the Melody for the G string, and Bowen’s ability to elaborate a singing line is heard to perfection as the music rises in intensity as it ascends the string.

from notes by Lewis Foreman © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67651/2 disc 2 track 7
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 7
    Release date: July 2008
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