Four compositions for violin and piano, including two newly discovered works heard here for the first time.
"Douglas Lilburn is regarded as one of our leading composers, and the prominent New Zealand musicians Justine Cormack and Michael Houstoun present his three Sonatas for violin and piano and sparkling Allegro Concertante , written between 1942 and 1950 (with some later revisions), the fruitful period when he wrote his Aotearoa Overture and other wellknown works.
Apart from the 1950 Sonata published in 1973, these duos will be unfamiliar to listeners as they have previously languished unheard and only in manuscript form in the Turnbull Library.
Cormack and Houstoun recognised the ''charm and merit'' in the music (profoundly inspired by southern landscapes), helped to get them published, and now convince with their immaculate and respectful performances that such rescue was required." Geoff Adams Otago Daily Times
Lilburn, Douglas: Duos for violin & piano:
Sonata for violin and piano
Violin Sonata in E flat
Violin Sonata in C