for ’Cello and Piano

Peter Thompson


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Review excerpts

Peter Thompson’s Sonatina for Cello and Piano, from the disc From Bohemia to Wessex, is a fine example of tonal British music written in the 1980s. It is intelligent without being grating and is infused with rich and brooding British landscape. Try playing the slow movement, Andante sostenuto (4½ mins).
Julian Farmer
Really rather a terrific piece…
Warren Mailley-Smith (pianist)
Thompson’s musical style is quite individual, and his work here has many memorable and varied ideas.
John R. Mitchell, Amazon review (June 2014)
Peter Thompson’s Sonatina for Cello and Piano is what earns the CD [From Bohemia to Wessex] its place […] a real gem.
Mr J.M.D. Farmer, Amazon review (June 2014)
…the Sonatina by Peter Thompson [is] without doubt [a] masterpiece…
Coley, Amazon review (September 2014)
Thompson’s three-movement Sonatina is lyrically captivating.
Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine (October 2014 p111)
The music is fluent, lyrical and full of poetry, stylistically referencing the great tradition of English music from the early twentieth century as well as Martinů in the third movement. A gem.
Krzysztof Stasiak, MusicWeb International
Thompson’s Cello Sonatina is in three short movements … It is a tonal and dreamily accessible piece … It does not lack for drama: its exciting Allegro feroce finale is notable for its brusque and virile attack contrasted with glittering piano pages. The moods portrayed and established throughout are mature. The composer shows no hankering after rhetorical convention to close each of the three movements.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (August 2016)

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