Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Violin Concerto no.1 op.31 (1980-82) BSO PG
i. Allegro moderato
Oboe Concerto op.57 (1991-92) BSO ND
iv. Moderate blues
Violin Concerto no.2 op.74 (1997-98) ON PG 3
i. Con moto moderato
ii. Molto vivace
iii. Lento calmo
After Sunrise op.82 (2000-01): Moderato con moto BSO
PG Philippe Graffin (violin)
ND Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
BSO Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
ON Orchestra Nova
George Vass (conductor)
World premiere recordings
Recorded at St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, 3 3 March 2010 & Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset, 27-28 July 2010
... polished solo playing from Philippe Graffin and lucid orchestral support under the sympathetic eyes and ears of George Vass.
Arnold Whittall, Gramophone, April 2011
The First Violin Concerto ... superbly negotiated by Philippe Graffin, whose beauty of tone in the slower, gentler sections is also a thing to marvel at.
Nicholas Daniel is no less eloquent in the Oboe Concerto, with its sequence of five short movements, including a spellbinding, smoky blues.
A disc well worth acquiring to place alongside Dutton's previous releases of Matthew's orchestral works.
Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine
Spacious yet detailed sound, along with the composer's thoughtful booklet note, enhance a further desirable release.
Richard Whitehouse, International Record Review, February 2011
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