|Artist||Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Kenneth Sillito/Stephen Orton/Hamish Milne/Timothy Brown|
|Instruments||french horn, piano, violin, cello and piano trio|
|Label||Albany (Troy 572)|
CD of chamber music by Bernard Stevens, including his Piano Trio Op 3, Sonata for Violin and Piano Op 1, Trio for horn, violin and piano Op 38, Fantasia on a Theme of Dowland for Violin and Piano Op 23 and Improvisation for Solo Violin Op 48a
Indeed, the highest compliment one can pay is that this well-recorded disc encourages one to further explore the still-neglected output of Bernard Stevens.
From International record Review
This is, therefore, a splendid record of some superb music which is all too little known. It is comprehensively recommended.
From Gramophone Awards, Issue 2003
The most substantial pieces are the remarkably mature Violin and Piano Sonata.
From Web Review 2003
As ever Stevens impresses by his patent sincerity. You take him or you leave him. He wrote as he found ... you cannot ask more of a composer. Long may the Stevens Trust continue their valuable work. This disc, the Albany String Quartets and Meridian Violin Concerto are good places to start exploration of the Stevens legacy.
From The Birmingham Post
|Bernard Stevens Piano Trio Op 3|
|3.||Allegro con brio|
|Bernard Stevens Sonata for Violin and Piano in one movement Op.1|
|4.||Sonata for Violin and Piano in one movement Op.1|
|Bernard Stevens Trio for horn, violin and piano, Op.38|
|Bernard Stevens Fantasia on a Theme of Dowland for Violin and Piano, Op.23|
|8.||Fantasia on a Theme of Dowland for Violin and Piano, Op.23|
|Bernard Stevens Improvisation for Solo Violin, Op.48a|
|9.||Improvisation for Solo Violin, Op.48a|
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