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Allegretto, Op 105

published by OUP in 1940; G major; for violin or cello

The Allegretto Op 105, in G major, was conceived for violin or cello and was issued by Oxford University Press in 1940. The ‘flattened seventh’ modality of its initial theme hints at folk-based inspiration, but chromaticisms soon creep in. The theme’s ponderous rate of harmonic change gently subverts the violinist’s whimsical aspirations. A more sustained central passage in C major affords contrast before the recapitulation.

from notes by Francis Pott © 2013

L’Allegretto op. 105 en sol majeur, pour violon ou violoncelle, fut publié par Oxford University Press en 1940. La modalité de «septième bémolisée» de son thème initial dénote une inspiration folklorisante, mais des chromatismes ne tardent pas à s’insinuer. L’allure laborieuse du changement harmonique du thème corrompt doucement les aspirations fantasques du violoniste. Un passage central en ut majeur, davantage tenu, permet un contraste avant la réexposition.

extrait des notes rédigées par Francis Pott © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Das Allegretto op. 105 in G-Dur wurde für Violine oder Cello konzipiert und erschien 1940 bei der Oxford University Press. Die „verminderte Septime“ des Anfangsthemas verweist auf die Anregung durch Volksmusik, doch bald schleicht sich Chromatik ein. Die schwerfälligen harmonischen Veränderungen des Themas untergraben vorsichtig die skurrilen Bestrebungen des Geigers. Eine getragenere zentrale Passage in C-Dur bietet Kontrast vor der Reprise.

aus dem Begleittext von Francis Pott © 2013
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius


Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano
Studio Master: CDA67991/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67991/2 disc 1 track 4

Recording date
2 April 2012
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano (CDA67991/2)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2013
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