Stephen Dodgson: Chamber Music, Volume One: Complete Music for Cello and Piano
Stephen Dodgson: Two Romantic Pieces (Set A) (1996), Sonata for Cello and Piano (1969), Two Romantic Pieces (Set A) (2008), Five Occasional Pieces (1970)
Evva Mizerska – cello, Emma Abbate – piano
TOCC0353 (10 January 2016)
A CD of premiere recordings by British composer Stephen Dodgson (1924–2013), performed by Polish cellist Evva Mizerska and Neopolitan pianist Emma Abbate. The musicians on this recording knew the composer personally and gave the world premieres of two of his works.
According to the recording label:
The cello works of the London-born Stephen Dodgson present his musical personality in a nutshell. The style is direct but rich in allusion, from Purcell to Janáček, with a lively, sometimes brittle, sense of humour adding a Shostakovichian irony, all fused together in an elegant, individual voice. And the remarkable clarity of the instrumental textures underlines a strong sense of narrative, with the cello almost as a human voice, unfolding its story with understated passion.