[ Chandos / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 29 October 2021
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Recognised as one of the world's leading viola players, Philip Dukes has enjoyed a career spanning over thirty years as an accomplished concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He joins forces with Peter Donohoe, acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for this extraordinary recording of works by Brahms and Schumann. As he writes in his booklet note, Philip wanted to find a new approach to these works: 'I wanted [my interpretation] to sound fresh and alive, almost as when I was looking at the scores for the first time all those years ago, but with the secret benefit of all that subsequent experience under my belt. So, I did just that. I purchased a new, excellent, well researched edition, I listened to all manner of different recordings (of the versions both for clarinet and for viola), and I devoted three months to the project, the culmination of which is what you will hear.'
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):
Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 Nos 1 and 2 Sonatensatz, Op. post.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70