Two of the greatest names in modern British music, John McCabe and Alan Rawsthorne, interpreted by top names in contemporary music performance.
“Fine performances of some of Rawsthorne’s finest yet most neglected chamber music. Alan Rawsthorne’s Theme and Variations for two violins not only ranks as one of his masterpieces, but can also be considered as amongst the finest string writing for violin duo this century… this new and exceptionally fine account by Peter Sheppard Skærved and Christine Sohn [is] all the more welcome. Another Rawsthorne work that deserves much wider recognition is the Violin Sonata of1958. A must for all admirers of Rawsthorne’s music.”
“In sum, with fine performances and a good recording, this release deserves to be heard by more than just devotees of the violin. It shows the toughness and sheer musicality of two fine British composers writing at full stretch.”