Album of the Week
Winners of the First Prize at the inaugural Birmingham
International Piano Chamber Music Competition,
violinist Usha Kapoor and pianist Edward Leung present
an album of violin sonatas by American composers Amy
Beach and John Corigliano.
The album features Beach’s large-scale chamber work
of 1896, the Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 34, and her
earlier Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23 from 1893,
together with Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.
Completed in 1963, this work was originally called ‘Duo’ and
is very much intended for two equal musical partners.
Other highlights include the completion of the series featuring the piano works of Elisabeth Lutyens with pianist Martin Jones; and the third volume in the complete survey of keyboard works by Johann Ludwig Krebs - J.S. Bach's favourite pupil - with harpsichordist Steven Devine.