Interest continues to build in the music of the exceptionally talented British-American violist and composer, Rebecca Clarke. An exciting new CD featuring her best-known work has been released just in time for her birthday!
The Dutton Vocalion album (CDLX7329) includes the Hallé Orchestra and virtuoso violist Sarah-Jane Bradley performing the first ever commercially-released recording of Ruth Lomon’s orchestrated version of Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata. The disc also includes world premieres of works by Benjamin Dale, Richard Walthew and Harry Waldo Warner. According to Dutton Vocalion, “Ruth Lomon’s orchestration of Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata is splendidly authentic, emphasising the romantic sensibility latent in Clarke’s piano score.” This album will soon be available for purchase (listening samples available now!) via The Rebecca Clarke Society webshop.
The score of the Ruth Lomon orchestration (and parts for performance) are available here.
Also, Clarke fans outside of the U.S. may purchase the CD on the website of the CD company, Dutton Vocalion, but we do hope that those in the U.S. will buy it on our website (where it will be available very soon!)