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Welcome.

Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we are looking forward to making more interesting and inspiring music in the future.

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Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we a...

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British rhapsody

Romantic British music for viola and piano


Related Artists: Su Zhen, Simon Lepper, York Bowen, Eric Coates, Frederick Delius, Alan Richardson, Rhian Samuel


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Catalogue No: 5060192780352


Reviews
 

Viola music of virtuosic brilliance, splendidly played by Su Zhen and Simon Lepper in this well-recorded Stone disc. (Gramophone)

Thanks to Lionel Tertis (1876-1975), the great viola player who inspired many works last century, British composers have had a close association with the instrument. This disc is full of the rhapsody and lyricism that suits its middle-voiced, rich tone, opening with the poignant First Meeting (Souvenir) by Eric Coates, composer of Desert Island Discs’ theme tune and himself a violist. Delius, in an arrangement of his Violin Sonata No 2, and York Bowen’s Phantasy follow the mood deliciously. The Welsh composer Rhian Samuel (b.1944), in contrast, exploits the viola’s capacity for sparseness and eloquence in Blythswood, written as she watched seascapes and mountains while resident in the remote Scottish Highlands. Beautifully played, this is an addictive disc. (Observer)

Zhen and Lepper play all the selections with sensitivity and the ultimate in technical prowess. I enjoyed this foray into British music and think listeners will like it too. (Fanfare)

One of the 40 men and women who make Beijing great (Time Out Beijing)

Su Zhen – someone who makes people love the viola (Musical Instrument Magazine)

Track listing

  1. Coates: First meeting (souvenir)
  2. Richardson: Rhapsody for viola and piano
  3. Delius: Violin sonata no.2 adapted for viola
  4. Samuel: Blythswood – Tangled webs
  5. Samuel: Blythswood – Gannets diving
  6. Samuel: Blythswood – To become the song
  7. Bowen: Phantasy for viola and piano