1. Extracts from the 'Five Pieces' for Violin and Piano by Gustav Holst, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) and Matthew Rickard (piano) and issued on the label EM Records (EMR CD006).

    It is not known when Holst composed these five short works for violin and piano, but they were published separately by various houses between 1902 and 1904. Of the five, only the Valse-Étude is known to have received a public performance during Holst’s lifetime, and upon the title-page of the published score is emblazoned the legend “Dedicated to and Played by/Miss Marie Hall”. Marie Hall also made, in 1924, a recording of the work for The Gramophone Company with the pianist Marguerite Tilleard.

    Although Holst’s mature compositional voice was yet to emerge, these colourful and characterful pieces are excellently well-crafted examples of their genre. They were rediscovered by Rupert Marshall-Luck and his scholarly-critical edition has been published by EM Publishing (EMP SP001).

    For more details of the groundbreaking label EM Records, please visit em-records.com, where a full catalogue is available. The artists' websites may be seen at rupertluck.com and matthewrickard.co.uk.

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  2. IMAGINE: a work of searing beauty, masterly orchestration and emotional profundity; only once heard, never recorded -- lost to generations. It is this work, Robin Milford's Violin Concerto, that the pioneering label EM Records is to resurrect, allowing its inspirational delights to be heard again at last.

    Its companion work will be no less a ground-breaking recording. Stanford's exquisite Second Violin Concerto shows the power of its composer at his most authoritative and expressive. Dramatic intensity, high virtuosity and melting lyricism combine to glorious effect in this recently-discovered treasure.

    This recording will take place in January 2014 at Watford Colosseum with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, and violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck, whose recent discs for EM Records have met with glowing critical acclaim.

    To subscribe to this disc, please visit em-records.com/disc-subscriptions.html.

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  3. Extracts from the Sonata in E-flat major by Henry Walford Davies, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) and Matthew Rickard (piano) and issued on the label EM Records (EMR CD006).

    Walford Davies composed five Violin Sonatas during the 1890s, of which only the third and fourth, in E minor and D minor respectively, were published during his lifetime: these were issued by Novello as Sonatas no.1 and no.2. The fifth Sonata, in F major, was left unfinished, only the first two movements being in a completed state; the manuscript of the third movement is evidently a draft, as it shows signs of considerable reworking and not all the alterations are conclusive. The first two Sonatas, however, are fully finished and there is evidence, from pencilled remarks and annotations in the manuscripts, that both were at least played privately, although there is no record of a contemporaneous public performance of either work.The A major Sonata (no.2) is available on EM Records (EMR CD001) and the E-flat major Sonata is heard here for the first time.

    For more details of the groundbreaking label EM Records, please visit em-records.com, where a full catalogue is available. The artists' websites may be seen at rupertluck.com and matthewrickard.co.uk.

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  4. Extracts from the Sonata in A minor for Violin and Piano by Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin) and Matthew Rickard (piano) and issued on the label EM Records (EMR CD006).

    Vaughan Williams’s Violin Sonata was written towards the end of his life, in 1954, and was first performed on his eighty-second birthday by the violinist Frederick Grinke, to whom the work is dedicated, and the pianist Michael Mullinar. Even at such an advanced age, Vaughan Williams continued to confound those who thought they knew what to expect from his music: the characteristic and well-known features of his compositional style, such as the distinctive modal harmonies and melodic structures derived from those of folk-song, are certainly present, but they are here offered within a tautly confrontational context that is far removed from the tranquil intimacy of works such as 'The Lark Ascending' or 'Silent Noon'.

    For more details of the groundbreaking label EM Records, please visit em-records.com, where a full catalogue is available. The artists' websites may be seen at rupertluck.com and matthewrickard.co.uk.

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  5. The Malta International Music Competition (MIMC) assists emerging pianists, violinists, cellists, guitarists, composers and chamber music ensembles in their artistic development, encourages them to pursue careers and provides a forum for their talents. Young musicians of any nation are invited to participate. Violin and Friends International Music Festival (VFIMF), which runs alongside the competition, features masterclasses given by internationally-acclaimed musicians and concerts by talented young artists.

    Please visit vifimf.com for more information.

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Rupert Marshall-Luck

Rupert Marshall-Luck

Violinist, violist, writer, editor and musicologist. Please visit rupertluck.com for more about my work.

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