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Review of recording by MusicWeb International
This is a perceptively selected trio of British string sonatas. All the works were
written within a thirteen year period and indeed the Bantock and Sacheverell Coke
sonatas were almost contemporaneously composed. ... Bantock’s last violin sonata
is well worth getting to know. ... [It is] explored with a sense of flowing rhapsody
by Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard. They are keen to let each phrase speak,
keen too not to hurry or become too terse with Bantock’s syntax. The spacious misterioso
piano harmonies of the second movement, called ‘The Dryad’, sound especially evocative
in this reading from Marshall-Luck and Rickard. ... The recording at Wyastone Leys
is quite airy and offers a wide stage space. The notes are up to EM Record’s very
high standards. Do try to listen to this disc if you have an interest in ‘mid-century’
British chamber music.
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Review of recording by Gramophone
The works on the disc have been shrewdly chosen. ... [The Sacheverell Coke is] a
piece that richly deserves this revival and like the other two works, inspiring Rupert
Marshall-Luck on violin and viola and Matthew Rickard at the piano to give warmly
committed performances, well recorded. An excellent issue.
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