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British Cello Concertos - works by John Joubert, Robert Simpson, Christopher Wright: / Raphael Wallfisch, cello

Album Summary

>Joubert, John : Concerto in 2 Movements, for cello & chamber orchestra, Op. 171
>Simpson, Robert : Concerto for Cello
>Wright, Christopher : Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Among the most versatile contemporary performers, cellist Raphael Wallfisch is especially celebrated as a passionate advocate of British music. Concertos by Elgar, Finzi, and Walton lie at the heart of his repertoire, which also includes concertante works by Arnold, Bax, Bliss, Havergal Brian, Britten, and many more. All three items presented on this disc were written especially for Wallfisch.

International Record Review
Any more compellingly idiomatic or richly seasoned cello playing than this would be hard to contemplate.

Gramophone
An indefatigable champion of British music.

Gramophone
[Wallfisch's]characteristically assured and deeply felt advocacy is matched by a lively and committed response from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales...The disc's substantial centrepiece comprises Robert Simpson's exceptionally powerful 1991 concerto...the sublimely organic, typically questing and effortlessly inevitable way that Simpson handles his nourishing material makes for riveting listening.

MusicWeb International
[Wallfisch] performs these pieces with the utmost musicianship.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK (12/11/2013-12/13/2013).



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Works Details

>Joubert, John : Concerto in 2 Movements, for cello & chamber orchestra, Op. 171
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK (12/11/2013-12/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2012

>Simpson, Robert : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK (12/11/2013-12/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1991

>Wright, Christopher : Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK (12/11/2013-12/13/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2011