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CHAN 241-40
(multiple CD Set)

Ireland: Chamber Works

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2008

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Karine Georgian

cello

Gervase de Peyer

clarinet

Gwenneth Pryor

piano

Ian Brown

piano

Lydia Mordkovitch

violin

Venue:

Faculty of Music Concert Hall, Cambridge


Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London



Producer:

Richard Lee


James Burnett

(Fantasy Sonata)

Engineer:

Ben Connellan


Bob Auger

(Fantasy Sonata)

Record Label
2 for 1

Genre:

Chamber




Total Time - 145:56
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JOHN IRELAND

(1879-1962)
   
 

Violin Sonata No. 1

30:53  
  in D minor - in d-Moll - en ré mineur  
1 I Allegro leggiadro 13:16
2 II Romance. In tempo sostenuto, quasi adagio 11:16
3 III Rondo. Allegro sciolto assai 6:10
   
 

Violin Sonata No. 2

29:30  
  in A minor - in a-Moll - en la mineur  
4 I Allegro 10:25
5 II Poco lento quasi adagio 11:52
6 III In tempo moderato 7:02
   
7 

Fantasy Sonata

12:53
  in E flat major - in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
  For clarinet and piano  
 Gervase de Peyer clarinet
 Gwenneth Pryor piano
 

Cello Sonata

20:56  
  in G minor - in g-Moll - en sol mineur  
8 I Moderato e sostenuto 9:28
9 II Poco largamente - 6:23
10 III Con moto e marcato 5:00
   
11 

The Holy Boy (A Carol of the Nativity)

2:34
  For cello and piano  
  Andante tranquillo  
12 

Phantasie Trio

11:07
  (in one movement)  
  in A minor - in a-Moll - en la mineur  
  In tempo moderato - Meno mosso, quasi andantino -  
13 

Trio No. 2

13:21
  (in one movement)  
  in E major - in E-Dur - en mi majeur  
  Poco lento - Allegro giusto (quasi doppio movimento) - Andante -  
 

Trio No. 3

25:20  
  in E major - in E-Dur - en mi majeur  
14 I Allegro moderato 8:19
15 II Scherzo. Vivace 3:54
16 III Andante cantabile - Pochissimo più moto - Quasi tempo 8:22
17 IV Finale. Con moto 4:34
   
 Lydia Mordkovitch violin
 Karine Georgian cello
  1982-83 (Fantasy Sonata)  
  16-21 December 1993  
 Ian Brown piano
An indespensible collection of chamber music for fans of English music

‘These whole-hearted, affectionate performances receive characteristically ripe, realistic Chandos engineering. A very rewarding set’, noted Gramophone on the original release, and BBC Music magazine wrote, ‘This splendid Chandos set is indispensable’.

2 discs for the price of 1

This comprehensive two-disc collection is now re-released at the price of 2 for 1. Ireland’s chamber music is recognised as including some of his most profound and personal works. Lydia Mordkovitch plays the complete violin sonatas, accompanied by Ian Brown. The Strad commented on Mordkovitch’s performance, ‘her playing in the sonatas is quite superb and her interpretations so idiomatic’. The Penguin Guide awarded the discs 3 stars, and wrote, ‘the two Violin Sonatas are both superb… masterfully played here by Lydia Mordkovitch with Ian Brown’. In the passionately intense Piano Trio No. 3, a larger chamber work, Ireland also demonstrates that he could develop striking, memorable themes. Completing the set is a recording of the Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano, performed by Gervase de Peyer and Gwenneth Pryor.

John Ireland, whose life and music balanced on the cusp between the 19th and 20th centuries is often overlooked in favour of his contemporary Elgar and their more progressive colleagues in Europe. But this set is quite an Aladdin’s cave, revealing an imaginative and very personal musical style. The distinguished Russian string players prove Ireland’s strongest advocates, taking the music as seriously a Shostakovich and performing with conviction; try the eerie beginning of the Trio No.2
Classic FM

These skilled authoritative performances go back to 1982 and 1993; and in this re-mastering the sound is clear, warm and vibrant.
American Record Guide

Those who think Ireland’s music is all face-to-the-wall English melancholy should try the seriously impressive Second Violin Sonata and Second Piano Trio, both wartime-inspired. Strong accounts
BBC Music Magazine



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