EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (transcr. Elgar), YORK BOWEN (1884-1961): Flute Sonata, Op. 120, EDMUND RUBBRA (1901-1986): 2 Sonnets by William Alabaster for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano, Op. 87, KENNETH LEIGHTON (1929-1988): Elegy for Cello and Piano, NICHOLAS SACKMAN (b.1950): Folio I for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 06S047
Label: Divine Art
Reference: dda 25145
Description: Offered for the not-often-recorded piano version of the Elgar but the rest of the program is thoughtfully chosen with Leighton and Rubbra’s penchant for medieval chant complimenting each other and acting as a foil to Bowen’s Romanticism while Sackman’s ten-minute, six-movement suite of piano pieces written for his teenage children is the cherry on the sundae. Texts included. Elspeth Wyllie (piano), Hetti Price (cello), Alexa Beattie (viola), Catherine Backhouse (mezzo).