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ROSLAVETS Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 4 and 6
and 3 Dances

Solomia Soroka, violin & Arthur Greene, piano

Naxos 8.557903 [TT 70 mins]

Try first the forthright Mazurka (last of the 3 Dances; the first is a Waltz "if you listen closely"!) before sampling Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets' attractively meandering sonatas. The most radical of them is the first (1913), contemporaneous with late Scriabin and having something in common with his music.

No. 6 is more like typical late 19 C sonatas, and of possibly more general appeal.

Good expositions of this neglected music which younger violinists may like to explore to very their recital programmes.

For Roslavets' cello sonatas and piano trios see the reviews in Gramophone.


Peter Grahame Woolf