Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra op.74 (c. 1924)
Molto moderato Pi allegro Deciso Poco tranquillo Molto tranquillo Allegro deciso Molto moderato (Tempo primo)
Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra op.37 (1952)
Introduction (Molto lento)
i. Divisions on a Ground (Moderato)
ii. Ballet (Allegro vivace)
iii. Poem (Molto lento)
iv. Dance (Allegro energico ma non troppo)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1964)
i. Allegro Pi lento
iii. Allegro moderato Tempo grazioso e cantabile
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
World premiere recordings
Recorded: St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, 20-22 September 2010
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch plays in his warm-hearted, romantic style this fascinating exploration of unknown cello concertos by York Bowen, Alan Bush and Havergal Brian. York Bowen calls his big romantic piece a Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, while Alan Bush terms his four-movement virtuoso vehicle a Suite'. Brian's Cello Concerto dates from 1964 but is in an unexpectedly light and engaging style quite different to his writing in most of the symphonies, which will surely find him new friends. Three notable discoveries, and all who hear them will be wondering why they have not been recorded before.
All these works are played with warmth and polish by Wallfisch and the BBC orchestra and recorded beautifully, as is Dutton's way. There is a lot of fine music here if you like it broad and romantic. And many of us do.
D Moore, Fanfare, November/December 2011
2 CD SET - CDLX 7263
Scott of the Antarctic – complete film score
From latest Prog Magazine issue:
"Engineer Michael Dutton’s peerless remastering of the quad mix is simply breathtaking".
Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 4 "Turksib"
Organ Concertos & A Mini Discourse by E. Power Biggs