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Britten Three Pieces from The Suite for violin & piano
Poulenc Violin Sonata
Horovitz's Dybbuk Melody
Lennox Berkeley Three Pieces For Viola

Priaulx Rainier Movement For Violin And Piano
Webern Variations for piano
Alan Rawsthorne Theme and Variations for two violins
Hindemith Trauermusik for viola and ensemble
Michael Alec Rose Elegy

Wilton's Music Hall, London 1 October 2011

I was able to attend part of this concert (double booked with an Indian arangetram at Bhavan UK) and admired particularly the evening's soloist, the Kreutzers' violist Morgan Goff*, in solo pieces of Lennox Berkeley [L], and soloist in the Hindemith Trauermusik for viola and strings, which was composed, played and broadcast all in a day upon King George V's death, which occured when Paul Hindemith happened to be in London (I heard its premiere then!).
See Yuri Bashmet on YouTube

Also, a welcome opportunity to hear again Rawsthorne's marvellous violin duo; I had known this from the first recording, but this account, helped by the acoustic of Wilton's - one of London's best for chamber music - surpassed my memories of it. Rawsthorne, rather overshadowed nowadays, is a marvellous original composer who can be recognised from just a few bars of his music.
See Rawsthorne_quartets_8570136.htm

Peter Grahame Woolf

* Declaration of interest: Morgan is my nephew of whom we are inordinately proud! PGW