Pamela Harrison: Chamber Works - Robert Plane & Gould Piano Trio

Pamela Harrison: Chamber Works

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Total playing time [71:23]

Robert Plane (clarinet)
Lucy Gould (violin)
David Adams (violin)
Gary Pomeroy (viola)
Richard Lester (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano)
Florence Plane (bassoon)
Gould Piano Trio

Pamela Harrison belongs to a generation of women composers whose star shone brightly in the aftermath of the second world war but who subsequently faded into obscurity as the establishment turned towards the European avant-garde. Here, the Gould Piano Trio, with clarinettist and project curator Robert Plane, are joined by friends and colleagues in this survey of her work.

The Violin Sonatina of 1949 is the earliest work of Harrison’s to feature on this album of world premiere recordings, and this compelling programme also features the thematically linked Clarinet Quintet and Piano Trio, along with the Clarinet Sonata. The short work for clarinet and piano, Drifting Away is inspired by the W.B. Yeats line ‘All that’s beautiful drifts away Like the waters’.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Quintet for clarinet and strings
1. Allegro moderato
2. Lento
3. Allegro molto e agitato

4. Sonnet for cello and piano

Sonatina for violin and piano
5. Allegro moderato
6. Andante affettuoso
7. Presto con agilità

8. Faggot Dance for bassoon and piano

Sonata for clarinet and piano
9. Andante appassionata
10. Lento espressivo
11. Allegro marcato

12. Idle Dan for cello and piano

Piano Trio
13. Moderato
14. Lento espressivo
15. Animato

16. Drifting Away for clarinet and piano

'The performances are adept and sympathetic and the sound and annotations are up to Resonus’s customary high standards.'

- Gramophone

'The performances are adept and sympathetic and the sound and annotations are up to Resonus’s customary high standards.'
- Gramophone

'As we have come to expect from Resonus, both the performers and the recording quality are of the top rank. This disc offers a welcome embrace to the listener and seeker after the higher reaches of art in English music.'
MusicWeb International

Credits
© 2023 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2023 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10313
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793466
Cover image: 'Downland Sea' by Pamela Harrison
Release date: 10 February 2023