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Record label  Deux-Elles Classical Recordings
Recording code  DXL 1772
Number of discs  1
Total playing time  68
Release date  2017
Buy from  Deux-Elles Classical Recordings

Recorded at  St John the Evangelist, Oxford
Recorded on  1-3 August 2017
Soloists / artists  Sara Trickey (violin), Daniel Tong (piano)

Includes the following works:

Track   Duration   Sample   Work
1-3   11'11   Play   Adonis, Op.105
8   10'43     Aria for Violin and Piano, Op.41
10   12'51     Romanza for Violin and Piano, Op.119a

Also includes works composed / arranged by:

Gabriel Faure


Barry Millington, Evening Standard

The coupling of David Matthews and Fauré is inspired: there are many echoes of the earlier composer in the later. Sara Trickey and Daniel Tong deliver the works of both in highly accomplished performances that combine passion with poise, to memorably poignant effect.

Richard Bratby, Gramaphone, July 2017

[Commenting on Adonis] Matthews has a gift for drawing new beauties from traditional mediums and the ending of this graceful three-movement work, when he finally uncovers the Welsh folk song upon which the whole piece is based, is magical in its simplicity.