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RECITALS IN STOCKHOLM

In August, Rupert Marshall-Luck will be giving two recitals in Stockholm with the pianist Stefan Lindgren: the first on Wednesday 22nd August at the Gustaf Vasa kyrka; and the second the following evening at the Sankt Nikolai kyrka (Stockholm Cathedral). The programmes for these concerts will feature the Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor of Amanda Maier alongside what is believed will be the first performances in modern times of Otto Olsson’s Sonata nr 1 in D major for Violin and Piano, op.4. A highly respected musician, Otto Olsson was the first organist of the Gustaf Vasa kyrka, so it is especially appropriate that his first violin-and-piano sonata should be heard in this setting.

 

DOUBLE CONCERTO RECORDING RELEASED

EM Records is delighted to announce the release of the World Première recordings of the Concerto for Violin and Cello of Percy Sherwood and Cowen’s Symphony no.5. Written at the height of his career in Germany, Sherwood's Concerto was evidently influenced in some measure by the Double Concerto of Brahms; but the work is characterised by very different harmonies and textures and a distinctly late Romantic lyricism. Intricately crafted, it displays a dramatic verve in its outer movements that complements the passionate lyricism of the second movement. It is presented on this disc alongside Frederic Cowen’s Symphony no.5 – composed at the request of the Cambridge University Musical Society and first performed under Cowen’s baton in 1887, it received its first professional performance later that year at a Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Concert. The works are performed on this disc by the BBC Concerto Orchestra conducted by John Andrews and with soloists Rupert Marshall-Luck and Joseph Spooner.