Faure: Works for Violin & Piano

Faure: Works for Violin & Piano

Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op. 13 Berceuse, Op. 16 Andante, Op. 75 Sonata No.2 in E minor, Op. 108 Romance, Op. 28 Bridging the end of Romanticism and the beginnings or Modernism, Gabriel Fauré is considered to be one of the most important French composers of the...
Beethoven, Hiller & Schubert

Beethoven, Hiller & Schubert

Following their critically acclaimed debut album (Mozart Piano Trios, RES10168), the Rautio Piano Trio returns to Resonus Classics with a recording of works for piano trio by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ferdinand Hiller & Franz Schubert. With a programme that includes...
Period & modern instruments – the best of both worlds

Period & modern instruments – the best of both worlds

The UK has a thriving period instrument scene and is one of the leading centres for historically informed performance. Period instrument orchestras, which at first specialised in performing only Baroque and Classical music, are now broadening their repertoire,...
Fine-tuning your musical body

Fine-tuning your musical body

Fine-tuning your musical body: A violinist’s impression of the Alexander Technique and the artistic benefits of optimal playing health.  When I tell my musician colleagues I’m studying the Alexander Technique, one of the first reactions I tend to get is “I...
Robert Hanson Sonata

Robert Hanson Sonata

Robert Hanson Violin & Piano Sonata (1987), ‘Thanksgiving Music’ Cala Records 2013 With pianist Jan Rautio, Jane recorded Robert Hanson’s violin sonata (Cala Records) described in the Gramophone Magazine as a performance of ‘rock-solid assurance and tremendous...