Composed in 1915, Karol Szymanowski’s Mythes is a three-movement work consisting of miniature tone poems based on Greek mythology. Late romantic and impressionist in style, the composer’s travels to Sicily and north Africa without doubt influenced the sumptuous sound world he created in this work. Mythes is the opening work on this eclectic recital album from violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong. Also on the program is Handel’s D major violin sonata – a once popular staple of the violin repertoire, now seldom encountered. The album concludes with a selection of short and sparkly miniatures and encores.