Music for clarinet, violin and piano, from an off-kilter Viennese Waltz by Britten to Bartok's wild gypsy dances.

Mark Simpson, Elena Urioste and Tom Poster play a fascinating programme of works for varying combinations of clarinet, violin and piano. The miniatures of Britten's 1935 set of piano pieces feel as if each is in a new style, while Bartók's work written three years later for the "King of Swing", Benny Goodman, Joseph Szigeti and himself ranges from wild, detuned gypsy-influenced dances to eerie, atmospheric night music. Mark Simpson's piece also points towards the night, and charming pieces by Britten's teacher Frank Bridge and Edward Grieg complete the programme.

Suite for violin and piano (16)
Romanze and Heart’s Ease (6)
Mark Simpson:
Echoes and Embers (11)
Lyric Pieces for piano (selection) (10)
Contrasts (18)

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