Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 15
Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 94
Violin Sonata (1952)
Sara Trickey (violin) & Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (piano)
Welsh composer William Mathias’ eloquent and accessible style comes to the fore in these première recordings of his music for violin and piano, recorded for Naxos in 2011.
His unpublished Violin Sonata (1952) is a highly original and ambitious work from his student days. The First Violin Sonata is a model of clarity and concision, while the Second Violin Sonata, commissioned to celebrate the composer’s 50th birthday, is cast in four vividly contrasted – and virtuosic – movements.