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Parry
Violin Sonata in D
Fantasie Sonata in B
Twelve Short Pieces
Erich Gruenberg (violin) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

Recorded on 2 & 3 November 1984 in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London
CD No: HYPERION HELIOS CDH55266
Duration: 60 minutes
Reviewed: January 2007
He of “Jerusalem”, Parry (1848-1918) can be heard as being second in line to Brahms. Yet Parry has his own distinction; witness the winsome and ardent D major Sonata – lovely in its melodies and heartfelt in emotions – and the Fantasie Sonata traces a rich vein of lyricism. The Pieces are each engaging and pleasing. The splendid performances are naturally recorded.

 

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