This three-movement work for violin and piano written in 1906 shows CBR in his early Romantic phase.
Perhaps the "Alpes Bavaroises" in the title are a silent homage to Elgar, who published his Op.27 song cycle "From the Bavarian Highlands" in 1895?
About this work
Originally published by Schott in 1906-07, this work is currently out of print. But the good news is that we now have the piece newly typeset.
After proofreading, we intend to publish our new edition later in 2018.
Dedication: "à son ami H. Haydn Inwards"
In 1883 Haydn Inwards was among the original intake of 50 scholars to the newly-formed Royal College of Music.
He later became a violinist in the Gompertz Quartet, with Richard Gompertz (violin), Emil Kreuz (viola) and Charles Ould (cello).
Haydn Inwards taught violin at the RCM, and in 1900 Cyril Rootham started his studies at the RCM after gaining his Music Degree at Cambridge University.
Their friendship must date from that period, and CBR later dedicated his Op.12 to Haydn Inwards.