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Track(s) taken from CDA66853



Paul Barritt (violin), Catherine Edwards (piano)
Recording details: December 1995
St Paul's Church, Langton Road, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1996
Total duration: 3 minutes 22 seconds


'Another extremely useful addition to the ever-expanding Ireland discography' (Gramophone)

'Movingly poetic performances, accorded seductively intimate sound' (Classic CD)

'Highly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'La plus belle interprétation des deux Sonates pour violon à ce jour' (Répertoire, France)
The earliest pieces are the Berceuse and the Cavatina dating from 1902 and 1904 respectively and composed when Ireland was in his early twenties in the years immediately after he had graduated from the Royal College of Music. Although both are immature works, they demonstrate the composer’s melodic fluency: the Cavatina is a piece of salon music typical of its period, whereas the Berceuse has a more serious intent, but still shows the influence that Brahms had on Ireland’s earliest compositions.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 1996

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