℗ 2014 Chandos
 

British Works for Cello & Piano, Vol. 3: Moeran - Rubbra - Rawsthorne

Paul Watkins, Huw Watkins

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Sonata in G Minor, Op. 60  
1
I. Andante moderato - Con moto - Molto meno mosso - Tempo I - Adagio
Edmund Rubbra; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
8:11
2
II. Vivace flessibile – [ ] – Tempo I
Edmund Rubbra; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
3:19
3
III. Tema con Variazoni
Edmund Rubbra; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
11:08
Sonata in C Major  
4
I. Adagio - Allegro appassionato - Abbandonatamente
Alan Rawsthorne; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
4:27
5
II. Adagio - Poco più mosso
Alan Rawsthorne; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
5:07
6
III. Allegro molto - Presto - Lento - Presto - Lento - Presto - Lento - Adagio (come prima)
Alan Rawsthorne; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
5:02
Sonata in A Minor  
7
I. Tempo moderato - Più mosso - Allegro - Tempo I - Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Più mosso - Molto meno mosso - Tempo I ma un poco più mosso - Allegro - In tempo (alla marcia) - Molto meno mosso, senza rigore e molto largamente - In tempo, Allegro
Ernest John (E.J.) Moeran; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
8:18
8
II. Adagio - Un poco più mosso - Tempo I -
Ernest John (E.J.) Moeran; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
5:40
9
III. Allegro - Poco maestoso - Tempo I - Molto allargando - Lento - Presto - Più mosso - Molto allargando
Ernest John (E.J.) Moeran; Paul Watkins; Huw Watkins
7:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:01
"Editor's Choice. Another superb chamber partnership (from two brothers), instinctively collaborative in passages of both poignancy and urgency ... a superlative issue in every way."
- Gramophone

"... the Chandos recorded sound is warmly inviting and the Watkins duo interact in a manner perhaps only possible with artists who shared a childhood together, cornflakes and all."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... a serious piece of absolute music that deserves to be much more widely known. Great praise to the brothers for producing such a convincing and enjoyable recital ... this is a typically polished Chandos production; detailed and rich recording in 24-bit at their favoured Potton Hall venue ..."
- MusicWeb International

Cellist Paul Watkins and his pianist brother Huw present the third volume in their survey of British works for cello and piano. On this release the brothers continue to demonstrate a true affinity for this repertoire; Gramophone remarking that "(they) have all this music in their very being." This third volume concentrates on three works written in a short period immediately after the Second World War by three composers of very different orientation and personality.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk; 30 October – 1 November 2013
Executive producer: Ralph Couzens
Recording producer: Rachel Smith
Sound engineer: Ben Connellan
Editor: Rachel Smith
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: "Straw Bales at Sunset, Herefordshire, England"; photograph © Joe Daniel Price / Flickr / Getty Images
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Alfred Lengnick & Co. Ltd (Rubbra), Oxford University Press (Rawsthorne), Novello & Co. Ltd (Moeran)

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