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Kenneth Leighton (1928-1988): Partita, Op. 35; Elegy, Op. 5; Solo Cello Sonata; Alleluia Pascha Nostrum / Raphael Wallfisch, cello; Raphael Terroni, piano

Album Summary

>Leighton, Kenneth : Partita for cello & piano, Op. 35
>Leighton, Kenneth : Elegy for cello & piano, Op. 5
>Leighton, Kenneth : Sonata for cello, Op. 52
>Leighton, Kenneth : Alleluia Pascha Nostrum for cello & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Kenneth Leighton's distinctive gifts as a composer were apparent as early as the première of his Cello Concerto, when he was barely 26. It was an instrument for which he wrote with particular subtlety and often from an inner compulsion. The Elegy, Op. 5 is full of brilliance, lyricism and mystery whilst by the time he wrote the rhapsodic and expressive Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 52, his position as one of Britain's leading composers had long been cemented. The beautiful Alleluia Pascha Nostrum, Op. 85 was first performed by the soloist on this disc, Raphael Wallfisch.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2015
Wallfisch gives eloquent performances of wors characterised by anguished restraint and reflection. Leighton's early Elegy affords a lyrical oasis in this programme of otherwise spare and sometimes jagged music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon, UK (04/08/2009/02/18/2010).



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>Leighton, Kenneth : Partita for cello & piano, Op. 35
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leighton, Kenneth : Elegy for cello & piano, Op. 5
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leighton, Kenneth : Sonata for cello, Op. 52
  • Performers: Raphael Terroni (Piano); Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Leighton, Kenneth : Alleluia Pascha Nostrum for cello & piano
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1981