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BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CONCERTOS
FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT


A DISCOGRAPHY OF CDS AND LPS

 
   

 

 

 

by MICHAEL HERMAN

UPDATED JANUARY 2013

© 2007-13 MICHAEL HERMAN

 

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See also British Orchestral Music 1800-1900 - discography
Also see British and Commonwealth symphonies - discography

 

 

INTRODUCTION

One of the most popular types of classical orchestral piece is the concerto. It is a rare concert indeed that does not feature one performed by a noted or upcoming pianist, violinist, cellist or other soloist demonstrating great prowess and/or sensitivity on his or her chosen instrument. In the vast majority of instances, the concerto being performed comes from a select group of works known as the "standard repertoire" that soloists, conductors and audiences know well and are invariably crowd pleasers. There is no doubt that these works represent the cream of the concerto repertoire. However, this does not mean that nothing else worthwhile exists among the voluminous output of the past two centuries that would both illuminate the skills of performers and gratify the ears and souls of the listeners. With one notable exception the international standard concerto repertoire is devoid of representation by British and Commonwealth composers. The exception is Elgar’s Cello Concerto and even in this instance one cannot compare its frequency of performance with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, etc. The concertos of Walton and Britten make occasional appearances as well but rarely away from their native shores. However, since the onset of the nineteenth century concertos have been produced and performed in large quantities in the British Isles and in Britain’s overseas offshoots even if most music lovers are hardly aware of the existence of these works. Fortunately, for the curious, the world of the concert hall and world of recordings are quite divergent. It is the purpose of this work to document the huge number of recordings of concertos by British and Commonwealth composers that have been issued on LPs and CDs since these media have existed beginning in the middle of the twentieth century and to serve as a reference work for further study by others. Another tangential purpose is to survey the production of concertos in the stated time frame and to show the continuity between the generations of composers as a result of their education by their predecessors.

The composers included in this discography are those born in or who came to live in the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Geography is the only determining factor for inclusion as there is no attempt here to argue for the existence of any so-called "British" concerto style that would cover such a vast range of composers.

A chronological structure has been used in order to show the progression of concertos from the early nineteenth century up to our own time. This chronology is based on the birth year of the composer rather than the year a concerto was written. A composer index is placed first so the reader can immediately go to any particular composer.

The entry for each composer consists of two sections. First there is a compact biographical paragraph that notes some essential information such as place of birth, higher musical education (including schools and prominent teachers), subsequent musical careers in addition to composing and selective lists of other works for orchestra. Compositional styles are not discussed in these paragraphs and readers are referred to the bibliography where various reference books that cover this subject are listed.

The second part of each composer entry consists of lists of his or her concertos that have been recorded and the various recordings of each work. A concerto is very broadly defined for the purposes of this book to include any work that has the word "concerto," "concertino" or "concertante" in its title whether or not a soloist is involved. Also included is any work in which an instrumental soloist is involved whatever its title may be. For every concerto that has them, the opus number, key signature and title are noted and the year of composition (when known) is stated for all. The entries of the concertos that have had multiple recordings are listed alphabetically by soloist’s name. Each listing of a recording consists of the following components (again, if known): (1) Performers – soloist(s), conductor, orchestra), (2) Other works on the recording. (3) Label and catalogue number and year of issue and (4) If the recording is a reissue, the original LP or CD release and its year of issue.

The author has endeavored to list every recording of every concerto written by a British or Commonwealth composer that has been published since the advent of the long-playing record in 1948. However, the following points should be kept in mind. The research was limited to sources in the English-speaking world. There has been no attempt to delve into the record catalogues of France, Germany or any other country that may have possibly produced an original recording of one of the covered concertos unless it was widely distributed in the UK or USA. Also, there has been no attempt to list every reissue of every recording. Some recordings, especially those made by the so-called "major labels," have been reissued so often, first on records then on compact discs, that the author has tried to confine the listings basically to only the most current and the original releases of each recording. Likewise, there has been no attempt to indicate whether recordings are mono or stereo (or any other audio system) or to comment about availability. Furthermore, as the focus of this book is British, the catalogue numbers identify British releases in the vast majority of instances. Finally, there is a strong certainty on the author’s part that a number of recordings have been missed. With the multiple thousands of recordings that have been issued over the past sixty years and the evanescence of so many of them one cannot but help in reaching this conclusion.

Nearly all of the recordings listed in this book are commercial issues that anyone could purchase if they happened to be around at the right time. However, also included here are a number of non-commercial or private LPs that were issued by governmental broadcasting organizations or music publishers that were not available to the general public. However, these types of recordings can be found in libraries and do turn up for sale at times so their existence ought to be documented. In addition there are a number of unauthorized or "pirate" LPs and CDs found in these pages. They were widely distributed and found their way into many collections and were in many instances the only available recording of a particular work. These recordings were issued with either the actual or pseudonymous names of performers. The symbol ▼ is used here to designate this type of recording.

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The term "concerto" was first used for a musical piece in the 17th century and was initially used to describe vocal music with instrumental accompaniment. Late in that century the concerto grosso came into being and this was an orchestral work in which a small group of instruments was contrasted with the larger ensemble. This would eventually develop into the solo concerto in the 18th century as a result of the work of composers such as Vivaldi and J.S. Bach. However, it is with Mozart that the classical concerto came into being and his works established the standard that would be adhered to by the vast majority of concerto-writers who succeeded him. The concerto came to the British Isles, as did most other classical forms, in the hands of foreign composers who came to work in England. George Frederick Handel composed numerous concerti grossi and solo concertos and he was followed by other distinguished Continental musicians including Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Christian Bach. The solo concerto was well established by the beginning of the 19th century and many British composers began writing them especially for the piano. In the 20th century the concerto grosso re-emerged and it was joined by the concerto for orchestra as a very popular form.

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It should be very clear from the pages that follow that the concerto as written by British and Commonwealth composers has been well documented on recordings. This is especially true for composers who lived or live in the United Kingdom itself. Over the years and particularly since the advent of the compact disc more and more previously unrecorded symphonies have become available. Many composers whose names and works used to exist only in reference books and footnotes are now being heard after many years of dormancy. The British record industry deserves special commendation for this situation as it has continually kept the collector well supplied with numerous novelties to explore. These pioneering recording efforts have been aided by subsidies from governmental agencies, regional arts councils, composers' trusts and societies and private companies. In the early LP era the major labels EMI and Decca led the way with their championship of Elgar and Vaughan Williams and some forays into more unknown regions. Over the last three decades, however, these types of projects have increasingly found their homes on independent British labels such as Lyrita, Chandos, Hyperion, NMC, Dutton Vocalion, Toccata Classics and ASV. Hong Kong based Naxos, now the world's biggest producer of classical CDs, has also become a major source for original recordings of unusual British repertoire on both its Marco Polo and bargain-priced Naxos labels. © Michael Herman October 2007

***** n.b. Any recording that is not designated as an LP is a CD,

As this work will be updated from time to time, the author invites anyone with corrections or information about other recordings that may have been overlooked to contact him at: mherman@mindspring.com

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank the following people for their help in the preparation of this book: Rob Barnett and Len Mullenger at MusicWeb International, Linda Kirkpatrick at the Australian Music Centre, Christopher Ball, Hubert Culot, David F. Golightly, Allan Ho, Callum Kenmuir, Timothy Reynish and Ian Scott.

ALPHABETICAL COMPOSER INDEX
(Entries are arranged by composer’s birth date)
Abbott, Clifford
Adaskin, Murray
Addinsell, Richard
Addison, John
Adès, Thomas
Albert, Eugène d’
Alwyn, William
Arnell, Richard
Arnold, Malcolm
Ashmore, Lawrence
Austin, Frederic
Bache, Francis Edward
Bainbridge, Simon
Bainton, Edgar

Baker, Michael Conway
Ball, Christopher
Banks, Don
Bantock, Granville
Bate, Stanley

Bath, Hubert
Bax, Arnold
Beamish, Sally
Beck, David
Bedford, David
Bell, William Henry
Benedict, Julius
Benjamin, Arthur
Bennett, Richard Rodney
Bennett, William Sterndale
Berkeley, Lennox
Berkeley, Michael
Binge, Ronald
Birtwistle, Harrison
Blackburn, Maurice
Blake, Christopher
Blake, David
Blake, Howard
Blezard, William
Bliss, Arthur
Blower, Maurice
Boughton, Rutland
Bowen, York
Boydell, Brian
Bracanin, Philip
Brian, Havergal
Bridge, Frank
Britten Benjamin
Brott, Alexander
Brumby, Colin
Bryars, Gavin
Buckley, John
Bullard, Alan
Burgon, Geoffrey
Burrell, Diana
Busch, William
Bush, Alan
Bush, Geoffrey
Butterley, Nigel
Butterworth, Arthur
Camilleri, Charles
Carmichael, John
Carr, Edwin
Carr, Paul
Carwithen, Doreen
Casken, John
Chagrin, Francis
Champagne, Claude
Chisholm, Erik
Cliffe, Frederic
Coates, Douglas
Coates, Eric
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Conyngham, Barry
Cooke, Arnold
Cooper, Walter Thomas Gaze
Corcoran, Frank
Corp, Ronald
Coulthard, Jean
Cowen, Frederic Hymen

Cowie, Edward
Cramer, Johann Baptist
Creith, Guirne
Creswell, Lyell
Crosse, Gordon
Crotch, William
Cruft, Adrian
Darnton, Christian
Davies, Peter Maxwell
Davies, Victor
Delius, Frederick
Dickinson, Peter
Docker, Robert
Dodgson, Stephen
Dompierre, François
Dring, Madeline
Dyson, George
Easton, Michael
Eckhardt-Grammaté, Sophie- Carmen
Edwards, Ross
Elgar, Edward
Ellis. David
Erlanger, Frédéric d'
Evans, Lindley
Farnon, Robert
Farquhar, David
Farrar, Ernest
Ferguson, Howard
Fiala, George
Field, John
Finzi, Gerald
Fogg, Eric
Forsyth, Cecil
Forsyth, Malcolm
Foster, Grant
Foulds, John
Frankel, Benjamin
Fribbins, Peter
Fricker, Peter Racine
Gál, Hans
Gardner, John
Gerhard, Roberto
Gibbs. Cecil Armstrong
Gipps, Ruth
Glanville-Hicks, Peggy
Goehr, Alexander
Goldschmidt, Berthold
Golightly, David F.
Golland, John
Goodman, Isador
Goossens, Eugene
Gowers, Patrick
Gray, Steve
Gregson,Edward
Gross, Eric
Gunning, Christopher
Hamilton. Iain
Hanson, Raymond
Harper, Edward
Harrison, Julius
Hart, Fritz
Harty, Hamilton
Harvey, Jonathan

Harvey, Richard
Hayes, Morgan
Headington, Christopher
Healey, Derek
Heath, David C.
Hedges, Anthony
Hely-Hutchinson, Victor

Hétu, Jacques
Hewitt-Jones, Tony
Hill, Alfred
Hoddinott, Alun
Holbrooke, Joseph
Holland, Theodore
Holloway, Robin
Holst, Gustav
Hope, Peter
Hopkins, Antony
Horovitz, Joseph
Howells, Herbert
Hurd, Michael
Hurlstone, William
Hurst, Michael
Hutchens, Frank
Hyde, Miriam
Ireland, John
Jackson, Francis
Jacob, Gordon
Jeffreys, John
Josephs, Wilfred
Kats-Chernin, Elena
Keal, Minna
Kelly, Frederick S.
Kenmuir, Callum
Kerry, Gordon
Klatzow, Peter
Knussen, Oliver
Koehne, Graeme
Lambert, Constant
Lane, Philip
Langford, Gordon
Leigh, Walter
Leighton, Kenneth
Litolff, Henry Charles
Lloyd, George
Lovelock, William
Lucas, Leighton
Lutyens, Elizabeth
Lyon, David
MacDonald, Andrew
Macfarren, Walter
Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell
MacMillan, James
Maconchy, Elizabeth
Martin, Philip
Mathias, William
Mathieu, André
Matthews, Colin
Matthews, David
Matton, Roger
Maw, Nicholas
McCabe, John
McCauley, William
McDowell, Ceclia
McEwen, John Blackwood
McPhee, Colin
Merrick, Frank
Milford, Robin
Mills, Richard
Moeran, Ernest John
Montgomery, Bruce
Moon, Chloe
Morawetz, Oskar
Morgan, David R.
Muldowney, Dominic
Murrill, Herbert
Musgrave, Thea
Nyman, Michael
Ogdon. John
Osborne, Nigel
Panufnik, Andrzej
Papineau-Couture, Jean
Parish-Alvars, Elias
Parrott, Ian
Parry, Hubert
Patterson, Paul
Paul, Alan
Pehkonen, Elis
Penberthy, James
Pentland, Barbara
Phillips, Montague
Pitfield, Thomas
Proctor-Gregg, Humphrey
Rainier, Priaulx
Rajna, Thomas
Rawsthorne, Alan
Reizenstein, Franz
Ridout, Alan
Ritchie, Anthony
Ritchie, John
Rootham, Cyril
Rowley, Alex
Rubbra, Edmund
Sainsbury, Lionel
Saxton, Robert
Schultz, Andrew
Schurmann, Gerard
Scott, Cyril
Sculthorpe, Peter
Searle, Humphrey
Seiber, Mátyás
Sherwood, Percy
Simpson, Robert
Sitsky, Larry
Smalley, Roger
Smyth, Ethel
Somers, Harry
Somervell, Arthur
Spratley, Philip
Standford, Patric
Stanford, Charles Villiers
Stephenson, Allan
Steptoe, Roger
Stevens, Bernard
Stevens, James
Stevenson, Ronald
Sullivan, Arthur
Sutherland, Gavin
Sutherland, Margaret
Taylor, Matthew
Tippett, Michael
Torch, Sidney
Tovey, Donald Francis
Tunley, David
Turnage. Mark-Anthony
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Veale, John
Vine, Carl
Vinter, Gilbert
Walton, William
Watkins, Michael Blake
Weinzweig, John
Weir, Judith
Wellesz, Egon
Werder, Felix
Westlake, Nigel
Whettam, Graham
Whitlock, Percy
Willan, Healy
Williams, Charles
Williams, Grace
Williamson, Malcolm
Wilson, James
Wilson, Thomas
Wood, Haydn
Wood, Hugh
Woolfenden, Guy

Wright, Christopher
 

 

JOHANN BAPTIST CRAMER
(1771-1858)

Born in Mannheim, Germany, he was brought to England as an infant. He studied initially with his father who was an accomplished violinist and then with Muzio Clementi and C.F. Abel. His musical career began as a concert pianist and he became well known both in England and the Continent. He later became an important pedagogue of the piano in Munich and Paris and was deeply involved in musical publishing. His compositional output naturally centered around the piano and included 9 Piano Concertos, 50 Piano Sonatas and many other works for the piano that ranged from the salon to the pedagogic. He was a friend of Beethoven.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 16 (1797)

Howard Shelley (piano and Conductor)/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 7 and 8)
CHANDOS CHAN 10005 (2002)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C minor, Op. 48 (1811)

Akiko Sagara (piano)/Pierre Cao/Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
( + Clementi: Piano Concerto, Hummel: Piano Concertino, Field: Piano Concerto No. 2, Czerny: Divertissement and Ries: Piano Concerto No. 2)
VOX BOX CDX5111 (1996)
(original US LP release: TURNABOUT TVS 34608) (1969)

Piano Concerto No. 7 in E major, Op. 56 (1816)

Howard Shelley (piano and Conductor)/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 8)
CHANDOS CHAN 10005 (2002)

Piano Concerto No. 8 in D minor, Op. 70 (1825)

Howard Shelley (piano and Conductor)/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 7)
CHANDOS CHAN 10005 (2002)

Jeffrey Shumway (piano)/Kory Katseanes/Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: 2 Piano Concero in E)
DESERET CD 77916 (2006)

 

WILLIAM CROTCH
(1775-1847)

Born in Norwich. He was a child prodigy whose first public appearance was at the age of three and a half. His musical education was at Oxford where he was later appointed a professor and he also taught at the Royal Academy of Music. He was best known as an organist and pedagogue, but his compositions received many performances in his lifetime, especially his choral works. In addition to the Concerto listed here, his mature orchestral output also includes 2 Symphonies (one of which was unfinished) and 2 other Organ Concertos.

Organ Concerto No. 2 in A flat major (c. 1805)

Andrew Lumsden (organ)/Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony in F major, Symphony in E flat major and Overture in G major)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9126 (1992)

 

JOHN FIELD
(1782-1837)

Born in Dublin. He came from a musical family and received his first training from them as well as some professional lessons while still in Dublin. At the age of eleven he went to London to study with Muzio Clementi (who also gave him employment as a piano salesman) and embarked upon a performing career that took him around Europe, eventually settling temporarily in Russia where he taught as well as performed. He wrote almost exclusively for the piano and was the first to write piano pieces called "nocturnes."

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (1799)

Sondra Bianca (piano)/Randolph Jones/Philharmonia Orchestra of Hamburg
( + Nocturnes Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 12)
MGM E3476 (LP) (1957)

Felicja Blumental (piano)/Helmuth Froschauer/Vienna Chamber Orchestra
( + Hummel: Rondo Brilliant on Russian Themes)
UNICORN UNS227 (LP) (1971)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
NAXOS 8553770 (1998)

Frank Merrick/Malcolm Duncan/Damon Orchestra
( + Air Russe, Nocturne Pastorale and Fantasia on Martini's Andante)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 122 (LP) (197 )

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9368 (1995)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major (1811)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
NAXOS 8553771(1999)

Rena Kyriakou (piano)/Carl-August Bünte/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Clementi: Piano Concerto, Hummel: Piano Concertino, Cramer: Piano Concerto No. 5, Czerny: Divertissement and Ries: Piano Concerto No. 2)
VOX BOX CDX5111 (1996)
(original LP release: VOX STGBY625 (1969)

Frank Merrick/John Foster/Beckenham Orchestra
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 128 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

John O'Conor (piano)/Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
TELARC CD80370 (1994)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9368 (1995)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Andreas Staier (piano)/David Stern/Concerto Cologne
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
ELATUS 0927496102 (2003)
(original CD release: TELDEC 3984214752) (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major (1811)

Felicja Blumental (piano)/Helmuth Froschauer/Vienna Chamber Orchestra
( + Czerny:Piano Concerto No. 1)
TURNABOUT TV34389S (LP) (1972)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8553770 (1998)

Frank Merrick/John Foster/anonymous orchestra
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 116 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

John O'Conor (piano)/Sir Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
TELARC CD80370 (1994)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 5)
CHANDOS CHAN 9495 (1996)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Andreas Staier (piano)/David Stern/Concerto Cologne
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
ELATUS 0927496102 (2003)
(original CD release: TELDEC 3984214752) (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (1814, rev. 1819)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
NAXOS 8553771(1999)

Frank Merrick/Graham Nash/Bexley Pro Musica
( + Chopin: Berceuse)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 136 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 6)
CHANDOS CHAN 9442 (1996)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major "L’Incendie par l'Orage" (1817)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 6)
NAXOS 8554221 (2001)

Frank Merrick/Malcolm Duncan/Damon Orchestra
( + Introduction and Rondo)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 123 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9495 (1996)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)



Piano Concerto No. 6 in C major (1819, rev. 1822)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/David Haslam/Northern Sinfonia
( + Piano Concerto No. 5)
NAXOS 8554221 (2001)

Frank Merrick/John Foster/anonymous orchestra
( + Clementi: Sonata No. 4)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 139 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 9442 (1996)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Piano Concerto No. 7 in C minor (1822, rev.1822-32)

Frank Merrick/Malcolm Damon/Damon Orchestra
( + Waltz).
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 138 (LP) (1968)

John O'Conor (piano)/János Fürst/New Irish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
ONYX CD101/103 (3 CDs)(1993)
(original LP release: TOL CSM 55/58 {3 LPs}) (1982)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Divertissements Nos.1 and 2, Rondeau, Nocturne No.16 and Quintetto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9537 (1997)

Paolo Restani (piano)/Marco Guidarini/Nice Philharmonic Orchestra

( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

Divertissement for Piano and Strings No. 1 in E major (c. 1810)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 7, Divertissement No. 2, Rondeau, Nocturne No.16 and Quintetto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9537 (1997)

Divertissement for Piano and Strings No. 2 in A major (c. 1811)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
(
+ Piano Concerto No. 7, Divertissement No. 1, Rondeau, Nocturne No.16 and Quintetto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9537 (1997)

Rondeau for Piano and Strings in A flat major (before 1799)

Míceál O'Rourke (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Piano Concerto No. 7, Divertissements Nos. 1 and 2, Nocturne No.16 and Quintetto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9537 (1997)

Eckart Sellheim (piano)/Collegium Aureum
( + Boccherini: Piano Concerto and Schobert: Piano Concerto)
EDITIO CLASSICO 77005-2 (1990)

 

SIR JULIUS BENEDICT
(1804-1885)

Born in Stuttgart. He studied with J.C.L. Abeille in Stuttgart and Johann Nepomuk Hummel in Weimar and had private lessons with Carl Maria von Weber. He moved to London in 1835 remaining there for the rest of his life. There he had a brilliant career as a conductor of both opera and popular concerts. In addition to his 2 Piano Concertos, he composed operas, oratorios, cantatas, 2 Symphonies and other instrumental works.

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 45 (1849)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto in E flat and W. Macfarren: Concertstück)
HYPERION CDA67720 (2009)


Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 89 (1867)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto in C minor and W. Macfarren: Concertstück)
HYPERION CDA67720 (2009)



ELIAS PARISH-ALVARS
(1808-1849)

Born in Teignmouth, Devon. As a teenager he studied the harp with François-Joseph Dizi and Nicholas-Charles Bochsa and was also taught by Théodore Labarre. While pursuing a career as a harp (and piano) recitalist all ever Europe with a base in Vienna he also composed works for his instrument (at least 2 additional concertos) as well as 2 Piano Concertos and a Symphony in E minor.

Harp Concerto in G minor, Op. 81 "Grand" (1845)

Elizabeth Hainen (harp)/Rossen Milanov/Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra
( + Albrechtsberger: Harp Concerto and Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert)
AVIE AV2221 (2011)


Marielle Nordmann (harp)/Jean-Pierre Rampal/Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
( + Boieldieu: Harp Concerto and Viotti: Harp Concerto)
SONY 58919 (1995)

Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Spanish National Orchestra
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez {arr. for harp and orchestra})
HMV ASD 3034 (LP) (1974)

Concerto for 2 Harps and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 91 (c. 1847)

Xavier de Maistre and Emmanuel Ceysson (harps)/Hannu Lintu/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Reinecke: Harp Concerto and Zabel: Harp Concerto)
CLAVES 50-2607 (2006)

Harp Concerto in E flat, Op. 98 (1849)

Marielle Nordmann (harp)/Theodor Guschlbauer/Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Harp Concertino and Fantaisie)
FNAC MUSIC 592266 (1993)

 

SIR WILLIAM STERNDALE BENNETT
(1816-1875)

Born in Sheffield. He studied with Charles Lucas, William Henry Holmes (1812-1885, composed a Symphony in B minor and several others) and William Crotch at the Royal Academy of Music and went to Germany in 1833 where he was championed by Mendelssohn and Schumann. He conducted and taught at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of which he became Principal. In addition to the Piano Concertos, he wrote 5 Symphonies while still a student and an additional one later on as well as several concert overtures.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 1 (1832)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Caprice)
LYRITA SRCD. 204 (1990)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 4 (1833)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 5 and Adagio)
LYRITA SRCD. 205 (1990)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 9 (1834)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Caprice)
LYRITA SRCD. 204 (1990)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor (1838)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Hilary Davan Wetton/Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony (No. 5) in G minor and Fantasy)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD 2032 (1999)
(original LP release: MILTON KEYNES MUSIC SERIES MKM 861) (1986)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Caprice and Bache: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67595 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor (1836)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Adagio)
LYRITA SRCD. 205 (1990)

Caprice in E major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 22 (1840-1)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
LYRITA SRCD. 204 (1990)

Adagio for Piano and Orchestra (c. 1837)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto Nos. 2 and 5)
LYRITA SRCD. 205 (1990)

 

HENRY CHARLES LITOLFF
(1818-1891)

Born in London. He was musically precocious, studied with Ignaz Moscheles and made his debut in London at the age of fourteen. Within a few years he was on the Continent where he became famous as a piano virtuoso and music publisher. In addition to his 5 Concertos Symphoniques ( No. I is lost), he composed a Violin Concerto, several concert overtures, operas and oratorios. The Scherzo movement of the 4th Concerto Symphonique has had a life on its own and has kept the composer’s name alive.

Concerto Symphonique No. 2 in B minor, Op. 22 (1844)

Peter Donohoe (pno)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Symphonique No. 4)
HYPERION CDA66889 (1997)

Concerto Symphonique No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 45 "Concerto National Hollandais" (1846)

Peter Donohoe (pno)/Andrew Litton/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Symphonique No. 5)
HYPERION CDA67210 (2001)

Michael Ponti (piano)/Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Hiller: Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn: Capriccio Brilliant, Moscheles: Piano Concerto in G, Reinecke: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Josef Rheinberger: Piano)
VOX CDX 5065 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: CANDIDE QCE 31112) (1979)

Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D minor, Op. 102 (1851-2)

Peter Donohoe (pno)/Andrew Litton/ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Symphonique No. 2)
HYPERION CDA66889 (1997)

Gerald Robbins (piano)/Edouard van Remoortel/Monte- Carlo Opera Orchestra
( + Piano Trio in D minor)
GENESIS GCD 101 (1989)
(original LP release: GENESIS GS 1035) (1973)

Concerto Symphonique No. 5 in C minor, Op. 123 (1870)

Peter Donohoe (pno)/Andrew Litton/ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Symphonique No. 3 )
HYPERION CDA67210 (2001)

 

WALTER MACFARREN
(1826-1905)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with William Henry Holmes for piano and Cipriani Potter and his brother, George, Macfarren, for composition. He then became a professor at this school where he also conducted the orchestra. He composed a Symphony, Piano Concerto and a series of concert overtures as well as instrumental and vocal music.

Concertstück in E minor for Piano and Orchestra (1880)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Benedicxt: Piano Concertos in E flat and C minor)
HYPERION CDA67720 (2009)

 

FRANCIS EDWARD BACHE
(1833-1858)

Born in Birmingham. He had a thorough musical education at first with Sterndale Bennett in London and then with Louis Plaidy, Moritz Hauptmann and Johann Schneider on the Continent. His brief lifetime included the twin careers of performer and composer and he managed to write operas as well as works for orchestra and solo instruments.

Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 18 (1852)

Howard Shelley (piano and conductor)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No. 4 and Caprice)
HYPERION CDA67595 (2007)

 

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
(1842-1900)

Born in London. The son of a bandmaster, he studied with William Sterndale Bennett, Arthur O’Leary and John Goss at the Royal Academy and went to Leipzig for further study with Ignaz Moscheles, Julius Rietz and Ferdinand David. In addition to composing, he had great success as a conductor and was also a teacher and organist. He gained immortality for his operas written with W.S.Gilbert. His other orchestral works include a Symphony, 6 concert overtures and several marches.

Cello Concerto in D major (1866)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in E major, Overture di Ballo and Elgar: Romance for Cello and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 64726 2 (1993)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47622-2) (1987)

Martin Ostertag (cello)/Klaus Arp/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gulda: Cello Concerto)
AMATI 9703 (1999)

Paul Watkins (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Macbeth Overture and Te Deum)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 203 (2001)

 

SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE
(1847-1935)

Born in Edinburgh. As a child he was sent to Germany to study with K. W. Ulrich and Eduard Stein. Returning to England he completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music under Prosper Sainton, Frederick Jewson and Charles Lucas. He later became Principal of that institution, a post he held for 36 years while also pursuing a career as a conductor and composer. He composed prolifically in many genres ranging from opera to solo instrumental works. His other works for orchestra include 3 Scottish Rhapsodies, Highland Ballad for Violin and Orchestra and Larghetto and Allegro for Cello and Orchestra.

Scottish Concerto in G major, Op. 55 (1897)

Steven Osborne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Donald Tovey: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67023 (1998)

Violin Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 32 (1884-5)

Malcolm Stewart (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Pibroch Suite)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55343 (2009)
(original LP release: HYPERION CDA66975) (1998)

Pibroch Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 42 (1889)

Rachel Barton Pine (violin)/Alexander Platt/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, McEwen: Scottish Rhapsody, Sarasate: Airs Ecossaises and Barton Fine: Medley of Scots Tunes)
CEDILLE RECORDS CDR90000083 (2 CDs) (2005)

Malcolm Stewart (vioin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55343 (2009)
(original LP release: HYPERION CDA66975) (1998)

 

SIR (CHARLES) HUBERT H. PARRY
(1848-1918)

Born in Bournemouth. He studied with Henry Hugo Pierson in Stuttgart and William Sterndale Bennett and George Macfarren at the Royal Academy of Music and became one of the leading composers of his time. At the Royal College of Music, together with Stanford, Parry taught a long list of prominent British composers. His musical catalogue is vast and is particularly dominated by choral works. Among his other major orchestral works are a 5 Symphonies, Symphonic Variations and the symphonic poem, "From Death to Life." His setting of William Blake’s "Jerusalem" is practically a second national anthem.

Piano Concerto in F sharp major (1880)

Piers Lane (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HYPERION CDA66820 (1995)

 

SIR FREDERIC HYMEN COWEN
(1852-1935)

Born in Kingston, Jamaica but came to England in early childhood. As a child prodigy he had instructions from Julius Benedict (1804-1885, composed 2 Symphonies) and John Goss. He completed his musical education in Germany with Ignaz Moscheles, Moritz Hauptmann and Carl Reinecke. He wrote 6 Symphonies (the first 2 are not extant) that had great popularity in their time. He composed 5 Symphonies and a a Sinfonietta and other works for orchestra.

Concertstuck, A Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (written for and played by Paderewski) (1900)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Somervell: Symphonic Variations "Normandy" and Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67837 (2011)

 

SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
(1852-1924)

Born in Dublin. After private studies with Arthur O’Leary and Robert P. Stewart as well as additional lessons at Cambridge, Stanford had further training in Germany by the eminent composers Carl Reinecke and Friedrich Kiel. He was one of the twin pillars of the Royal College of Music (along with Parry) responsible for the teaching of almost an entire generation of important British composers. Besides the Concertos, Stanford’s orchestral works include 7 Symphonies, 4 other Irish Rhapsodies and an Irish Concertino for Violin, Cello and Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G major, Op. 59 (1894)

Piers Lane (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Parry: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA66820 (1995)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 126 (1911)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Irish Rhapsody No. 4 and Becket: Funeral March)
LYRITA SRCD.219 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.102) (1985)

Finghin Collins/Kenneth Montgomery/ RTE National Symphony Orchestra
( + Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men")
CLAVES 501101 (2011)


Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men"
and Irish Rhapsodies Nos. 1 – 6)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10116 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8736) (1989)

Andreas Jetter (piano)/Dmitri Vassiliev/Rostov Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Introduction and Allegro Appassionato)
ANTES 9186 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 171 (1919, orch. by Geoffrey Bush)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.321 (2007)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 74 (1899)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Violin and Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA67208 (2000)

Cello Concerto in D minor (1879-80)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Nicholas Braithwaite/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
LYRITA SRCD.321 (2007)

Gemma Rosefield (cello)/Andrew Manze/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
( + Rondo in F major, Ballata and Ballabile and Irish Rhapsody No. 3)

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)

Clarinet Concerto in A minor, Op. 80 (1902)

Michael Collins (clarinet and conductor)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto and Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 10739 (2012)


Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8991 (1991)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Intermezzi and Finzi: Clarinet Concerto and 5 Bagatelles)
ASV 787 (1993)

Robert Plane (clarinet)/David Lloyd-Jones/ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8.570356 (2008)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55101 (2001)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66001) (1980)

Frederick Thurston (clarinet)/Stanford Robinson/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Fibich: Moods, Impressions and Reminiscences {excerpts},Quintet and Ireland: Fantasy Sonata)
SYMPOSIUM 1259 (2003)

Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men" Op. 71 (1898)

Finghin Collins/Kenneth Montgomery/ RTE National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
CLAVES 501101 (2011)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Irish Rhapsodies Nos. 1 – 6)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10116 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8736) (1989)

Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 32 (1888)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67208 (2000)

Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 181

Gillian Weir (organ)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Irish Rhapsody No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8861 (1990)


Rondo in F major for Cello and Orchestra (1869)

Gemma Rosefield (cello)/Andrew Manze/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
( + Cello Concerto, Ballata and Ballabile and Irish Rhapsody No. 3)

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)


Ballata and Ballabile for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 160 (1918)

Gemma Rosefield (cello)/Andrew Manze/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
( + Cello Concerto, Rondo in F major and Irish Rhapsody No. 3)

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)


Irish Rhapsody No. 3 for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 137 (c. 1915)

Gemma Rosefield (cello)/Andrew Manze/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
( + Rondo in F major, Ballata and Ballabile and Cello Concerto

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 8861 (1990)

Irish Rhapsody No. 6 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 191 (c. 1923)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Oedipus Rex: Prelude)
CHANDOS CHAN 8884 (1990)

 

FREDERIC CLIFFE
(1857-1931)

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire. Studied with Arthur Sullivan, Ebenezer Prout, John Stainer and Frederick Taylor. He taught at both the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music. He also composed 2 Symphonies.

Violin Concerto in D minor (1896)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/ David Lloyd-Jones/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + d' Erlanger: Violin Concerto and Poëme for Violin and Orchestra
HYPERION CDA67838 (2011)

 

SIR EDWARD ELGAR
(1857-1934)

Born in Broadheath, Worcestershire, Elgar was the son of a music shop owner and received only private musical instruction. Despite this he is arguably England’s greatest composer some of whose orchestral music has traveled around the world more than any of his compatriots. In addition to the Conceros, his 3 Symphonies and Enigma Variations are his other orchestral masterpieces. His many other works for orchestra, including the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Falstaff and Cockaigne Overture have been recorded numerous times. He was appointed Master of the King’s Musick in 1924.

Piano Concerto (arranged by Robert Walker from sketches, drafts and recordings) (1913/2004)

David Owen Norris (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Four Songs {orch. Haydn Wood}, Adieu, So Many True Princesses, Spanish Serenade, The Immortal Legions and Collins: Elegy in Memory of Edward Elgar)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7148 (2005)

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 (1909-10)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9173 (2010)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1338-2) (1992)

Hugh Bean (violin)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Sonata, Piano Quintet, String Quartet, Concert Allegro and Serenade)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFP 585908-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2883) (1973)

Marat Bisengaliev (violin)/Bundit Ungrangsee/West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings, Violin Sonata, Fugue for Violin and Oboe and violin solo miniatures: Romance, Mazurka, Bizarrerie, Serenade, Idylle, Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit, La Capricieuse, Gavotte, Salut d’Amour, Etude-Caprice, May Song, Virelai, In Hammersbach, Carissima, Adieu, Etudes Caractéristiques, Elévation, Pastourelle, Bavarian Dances Nos. 1 and 3, Sospiri, Petite Reine – Berceuse, Polonaise in D minor, Dreaming, Mot d’amour, Valse on Themes by Elgar, Reminiscences, Interlude from ‘The Crown of India’ and Allegretto: Duet on a theme of GEDGE)
NAXOS 8.572643-45 (3 CDs) (2011)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
HERITAGE HTGCD245 (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT5014) (1955)

Leland Chen (violin)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
UPBEAT CLASSICS URCD115 (1995)

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)/Sir Georg Solti/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations and Cockaigne Overture)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 473085-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6842) (1977)

James Ehnes/ Sir Andrew Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings)
ONYX 4025 (2007)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (original version)
( + Chausson: Poème)
AVIE AV2091 (2006)

Ilya Grubert(violin)/Vladimir Ziva/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + In the South Overture and Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1)
VISTA VERA WCD00048 (2004)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2)
TESTAMENT SBT1146 (1998)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3598 (1978)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Sir John Pritchard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Polonia)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 9194-2 (1997)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)

TESTAMENT SBT 1444 (2009)

Hilary Hahn (violin)/ Sir Colin Davis/ London Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474 504-2 (2004)

Marie Hall (violin)/ Sir Edward Elgar/anonymous orchestra (abridged) (rec. 1916)
( + Symphony No 2, Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations, Bavarian Dances, Cockaigne Overture, Carissima, Chanson de Nuit, In the South Overture, Polonia, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos.1 and 4, Salut d'Amour, The Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Carillon, The Dream of Gerontius, Fringes of the Fleet. Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, A Little Bird in the Air The Light of Life-Meditation, Sea Pictures, The Sanguine Fan, The Starlight Express {excerpts}, Handel/Elgar: Overture in D minor, Bach/Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue)
PEARL Pavilion GEMM CDS9951/5 (5 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: PEARL GEM 112) (1970)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110939 (2000)
(original LP release: HMV ALP1014) (1952)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cockaigne Overture)
NAXOS 8.550489 (1992)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Introduction and Allegro)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 345792-2 (2006)
(original LP release: EMI EMX412058-1) (1984)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
EMI 5034172 (2007)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 556413-2) (1997)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Interlude from The Crown of India and Polonia)
CHANDOS CHSA 5083 (2010)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Edward Elgar/London Symphony Orchestra (rec 1932)
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8110902 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ALP1456) (1957)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/LondonPhilharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Introduction and Allegro and Grania and Diarmid: Funeral March)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL41702 (2006)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Delius: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 64725-2 (1994)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2559) (1966)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/LondonPhilharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1969)
AS DISC AS534 ▼

Igor Oistrakh (violin)/Valentin Zhuk/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
OLYMPIA OCD242 (1989)
(original LP release: MELODIYA
A10 00123 002) (c. 1984)

Itzhak Perlman (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Chausson: Poème)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ORIGINALS 4777113 (2007)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532 036) (1982)

Albert Sammons (violin)/Sir Henry Wood/New Queen’s Hall Orchestra (rec. 1929)
( + Delius: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110951 (2002)
(original LP release: HMV HLM7011) (1972)

Gil Shaham (violin)/David Zinman/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CANARY CLASSICS CC06 (2008)

Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Sea Pictures)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 562425-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 545065-2) (1994)

Kyoko Takezawa (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Allegro)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-61612-2 (1994)

Thomas Zehetmair(violin)/Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + The Kingdom: Prelude and Prelude and The Dream of Gerontius: Prelude and Angel`s Farewell)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7521

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/Dresden Staatskapelle
RCA RED SEAL 8869760588-2 (2010)

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cockaigne Overture)
RETROSPECTIVE RET009 (2002)
(original LP release: CBS 76528 (1976)

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin)/Zubin Mehta/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 2006)
( + J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1)
HELICON HEL 029655 (2012)

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin)/Leonard Slatkin/St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations, Overtures: Cockaigne, Froissart and In the South, Salut d’Amour and Serenade for Strings)
RCA RED SEAL 660389-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: RCA RED SEAL 09026-61672-2) (1994)

 

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (1919)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Sir Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Enigma Variations)
CONIFER CDF507 (1993)

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1973)
( + Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata and Solo Cello Pieces by Corelli, Chopin, Weber, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Saëns)
DANACORD DACOCD724 (2012)

Julius Berger (cello)/Andrzej Staszynski/Polish National Radio Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Silent Woods, Rondo for Cello and Orchestra and R. Strauss: Romance for Cello and Orchestra)
EBS 6059 (1988)

Colin Carr (cello)/Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + G. Lloyd: Symphony No. 9)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM 111 (1992)

Pablo Casals (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Dvoák: Cello Concerto and Bruch: Kol Nidrei)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY 562952-2 (2005)
( + Violin Concerto)
HERITAGE HTGCD245 (2012)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH121) (1969)

Natalie Clein (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Moonlight, Sospiri, Chanson de Matin, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Salut d’Amour, La Capricieuse {arr. for cello and orchestra})
EMI 5014092 (2007)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Norman Del Mar/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dv
ořák: Cello Concerto)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFP 574879-2 (2001)
(original LP release:
Classics for Pleasure CFP 40342) (1980)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Enigma Variations and Froissart Overture)
ARGO 436 545-2ZH (1993)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Sir John Barbirolli/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1967)
( + J.S. Bach: Suites for Cello Solo Nos. 1 and 2)
TESTAMENT SBT 1388 (2006)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sea Pictures and Cockaigne Overture)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 586 597-2  (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD655) (1965)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Daniel Barenboim/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Enigma Variations and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4)
SONY 78737 (2006)
(original LP release: CBS 76529) (1976)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Rainier: Cello Concerto and Rubbra: Cello Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42442 (2008)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1963)
( + The Music Makers)
INTAGLIO INCD 7351 ▼

Pierre Fournier (cello)/Paul Kletzki/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Walton: Cello Concerto)
ARLECCHINO ARL-A66 (1998)

Pierre Fournier (cello)/Hans Rosbaud/Baden-Baden Radio Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Boccherini: Cello Concerto and Schumann: Cello Concerto)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0410 (2008)

Pierre Fourner (cello)/Hans Rosbaud/Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (rec. 1955)
+ Dvořák: Cello Concerto and
Beethoven: 12 Variations on the theme Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen)
MEDICI MASTERS MM0282 (2008)

Pierre Fournier (cello)/Alfred Wallenstein/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Enigma Variations, Introduction and Allegro, Salut d’Amour, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 and La Capricieuse)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 469136 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON (1967)

Michaela Fukačová (cello)/Libor Pešek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme and Pez
zo Capriccioso)
SUPRAPHON 110390-2 (1989)

Sol Gabetta (cello)/Mario Venzago/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Sospiri, Salut d'Amour, La Capricieuse, Dvorák: Silent Woods, Rondo, Respighi: Adagio and Variations, Vasks: Marcatissimo and Dolcissimo)
RCA RED SEAL 8869763081-2 (2 CDs) (2010)

Anne Gastinel (cello)/Justin Brown/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Cello Concerto)
NAÏVE V4961 (2004)

Karine Georgiane (cello)/Konstantin Krimetz/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Con
certo)
AMADIS 7149 (2000)

Leonid Gorokhov (cello)/Andrew Constantine/Bardi Orchestra
RABID RR 1001 (1996)

Lynn Harrell (cello)/Loren Maazel/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Enigma Variations)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 450021 (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6965) (1981)

Beatrice Harrison (cello)/Sir Edward Elgar/New Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1928)
( + Falstaff and Nursery Suite)
DUTTON CDBP9776 (2007)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH175) (1973)

Beatrice Harrison (cello)/Sir Edward Elgar/symphony orchestra (rec. 1919-20)
( + Symphony No 2, Violin Concerto, Enigma Variations, Bavarian Dances, Cockaigne Overture, Carissima, Chanson de Nuit, In the South Overture, Polonia, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos.1 and 4, Salut d'Amour, The Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Carillon, The Dream of Gerontius, Fringes of the Fleet. Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, A Little Bird in the Air The Light of Life-Meditation, Sea Pictures, The Sanguine Fan, The Starlight Express {excerpts}, Handel/Elgar: Overture in D minor, Bach/Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue)
PEARL Pavilion GEMM CDS9951/5 (5 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: PEARL GEM 113) (1970)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Sea Pictures)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 562425-2 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 790735-2) (1989)

Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)/Sir Alexander Gibson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Falstaff)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6607 (1994)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1007) (1979)

Maria Kliegel (cello)/Michael Halasz/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.550503 (1994)

Kalina Krusteva (cello)/Milen Natchev/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Cello Concerto)
GEGA NEW 115 (1999)

Yoohang Lee (cello)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nursery Suite, Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit)
TRING INTERNATIONAL TRP 061 (1995)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Romance for Cello and Orchestra and Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Allegro Appassionata and Fauré: Élégie)
PHILIPS ELOQUENCE 468181-2 (2001)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 416 354-2PH) (1986)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Cello Concerto)
SONY THETA SMK 89712 (2001)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS IM 39541 (1985)

Mischa Maisky (cello)/Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Enigma Variations and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 and 4)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON VIRTUOSO 4783619 (2012)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 431685-2) (1991)

Antonio Meneses (cello)/Claudio Cruz/Northern Sinfonia
( + Gál: Cello Concerto)
AVIE AV2237 (2012)

Truls Mørk (cello)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Cello Symphony)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 686353-2 (2009)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS 545356-2 (1999)

Truls Mørk (cello)/Michel Tabachnik/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Cello Concerto)
LYRINX 100 (1990)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)/André Previn/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Walton: Cello Concerto)
ORFEO 621061 (2006)

André Navarra (cello)/Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto
)
TESTAMENT 1204 (2001)
(original LP release: PYE CCL30103) (1957)

Zara Nelsova (cello)/Sir Charles Groves/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country and Purcell: Abdelazer Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9111 (1995)

Arto Noras (cello)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto and Bartók: Rhapsody)
APEX 0927406-00-2 (2002)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA
4509-95768-2) (1994)

Vladimir Orloff (cello)/Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Schumann: Cello Concerto, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Shostakovich: Cello Concero No. 1, Khachaturian: Cello Concerto, Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1, Anatol Vieru: Cello Concerto No. 1, Brahms: Double Concerto and Sonatas by Boccherini and Locatelli)
DOREMI RECORDS 7711 (3 CDs) (2006)

Anthony Pini (cello)/Eduard van Beinum/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cockaigne Overture, Wand of Youth Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Elegy for Strings)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4804249 (2011)
(original LP release: DECCA LX 3023) (1950)

Shauna Rolston (cello)/Mario Bernardi/Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile, Glazunov: Chant du Ménestrel and David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody)
CBC SMCD 5153 (2001)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Natan Rakhlin/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Britten: Cello Symphony)
RUSSIAN REVELATION RV 1010 (1998)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Respighi: Adagio and Variations and Milhaud: Cello Concerto No. 1)
RUSSIAN DISC RRCD 11104 (1994)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 and Haydn: Cello Concero No. 1)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 41982 (2006)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Prokofiev: Cello Concertino and Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso)
INTAGLIO INCD 7301 (c. 1993) ▼

Heinrich Schiff (cello)/Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Falstaff, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra and Smoking Cantata)
HALLÉ CDHLL7505 (2004)

Heinrich Schiff (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto)
PHILIPS
412 880-2PH (1986)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6514 316) (1983)

Felix Schmidt (cello)/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
IMP CLASSICS IMP PCD930 (1990)

William Henry Squire (cello)/Sir Hamilton Harty/Hallé Orchestra (rec.1929-30)
( + Violin Concerto {Albert Sammons – violin} and Dream Children)
PEARL PAVILLION GEM0050 (1999)
(original LP release: CAMBRIDGE RECORDS IMP 1) (1982)

Janos Starker (cello)/Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto Enigma Variations, Overtures: Cockaigne, Froissart and In the South, Salut d’Amour and Serenade for Strings)
RCA RED SEAL 82876 660389-2 (4 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: RCA RED SEAL 09026 61695) (1997)

Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Lev Markiz/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Cello Concerto)
BIS CD486 (1992)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Brahms: Double Concerto and Debussy: Cello Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42362 (2008)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Falstaff and Bach and Handel as arranged by Elgar)
EMI 585152-2 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2906) (1973)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings and Tchaikov
sky: Rococo Variations and Dvořák: Rondo)
REGIS RRC 1150 (2003)
(original CD release:
RPO CDRPO8012) (1989)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Strings and Tchaikov
sky: Rococo Variations and Dvořák: Rondo)
REGIS RRC 1150 (2003)
(original CD release:
RPO CDRPO8012) (1989)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Dream of Gerontius)
TESTAMENT SBT 2025 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: HMV BLP1043) (1954)

István Várdai(cello)/Simon Gaudenz/Geneva Chamber Orchestra
( + Janácek: The Tale and Prokofiev: Cello Sonata Op. 119)
NASCOR NS06 (2010)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Richard Dickens/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra
( + Bridge: Oration and Holst: Invocation)
NIMBUS N15763 (2006)

Jamie Walton (cello)/Alexander Briger/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto)
SIGNUM UK SIGCD 116 (2008)

Jian Wang (cello)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + The Dream of Gerontius)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4764297 (2CDs) (2012)

Paul Watkins (cello)/Jiři Bělohlávek/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Knussen: Violin Concerto, Tippett: Triple Concerto, Britten: Peter Grimes-4 Sea Interludes, Delius: Song of Summer, R.R. Bennett: 4 Poems of Thomas Campion and Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 735-2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Paul Watkins (cello)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Introduction and Allegro, Elegy for Strings and Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5)
CHANDOS CHAN 10709 (2012)

Li Wei (cello)/Nicholas Braithwaite/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Sea Pictures and Prelude to The Kingdom)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4767966 (2005)

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)/Daniel Barenboim/Berlin Staatskapelle
( + Carter: Cello Concerto)
DECCA CLASSICS 001759202 (2012)

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)/Jac van Steen/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Luto
sławski: Cello Concerto)
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS12998 (1999)

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (1919) (arranged for Viola and Orchestra by Lionel Tertis, 1929)

Mark Braunstein (viola)/Richard Stamp/Academy of London
( + Enigma Variations)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VJ 791455-2 (1991)

David Aaron Carpenter (viola)/Christoph Eschenbach/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Schnittke: Viola Concerto)
ONDINE ODE 11532 (2009)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Characteristic Pieces and Bax: Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra)
CONIFER CDCF 171 (1989)

Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62 (1909)

Michael Chapman (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marinner/Northern Sinfonia
( + Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit, Beau Brummel:Minuet, The Starlight Express: O children open your arms to me / My Old Tunes, The Wand of Youth: Sun Dance, Dream Children, Salut d'Amour, Minuet, May Song, Rosemary, Sevillana, Serenade Lyrique, Mazurka, Serenade Mauresque, Contrasts, Carissima and Mina)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM565593-2 (2002)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2638) (1970)

Natalie Clein (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and In Moonlight, Sospiri, Chanson de Matin, Salut d’Amour, La Capricieuse {arr. for cello and orchestra})
EMI 5014092 (2007)

Martin Gatt (bassoon)/Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Cockaigne Overture)
Sony Essential Classics SBK 53510 (1994)
(original LP release: CBS 76423) (1975)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sullivan: Symphony in E major, Overture di Ballo and Cello Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 64726 2 (1993)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 47622-2) (1987)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Holst: Invocation, Delius: Caprice and Elegy and arrangements for cello and orchestra of works by Elgar, Dyson, Grainger, Davies, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and Scott)
PHILIPS 442530 (1995)

Lawrence Perkins (bassoon)/Ronald Corp/New London Orchestra
( + arrangements for bassoon and orchestra of works by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Vinter, Fauré, Gounod, Fučik, Gangl
berger, Senaille, Godfrey, Hume, Ashlyn and traditional melodies)
HYPERION CDA67453 (2004)

Julie Price (bassoon)/Paul Goodwin/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Dream Children, Elegy for Strings, In the South, 'Alassio',Op. 50 - Canto Popolare, Nursery Suite, Serenade for Strings and Sospiri)
Harmonia Mundi HMU90 7258 (2001)

Graham Salvage (bassoon)/Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Falstaff, Cello Concerto and Orchestra and Smoking Cantata)
Hallé CDHLL7505 (2004)

Graham Sheen (bassoon)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Falstaff op.68. Froissart - concert overture op.19. Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra op.62. Incidental Music and Funeral March from Grania and Diarmid op.42)
APEX 2564622002 (2005)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509984362) (1998)

Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Berwald: Concert Piece, Kalliwoda: Variations and Rondo, Ferdinand David: Bassoon Concertino, Kreutzer: Variations and Vrusell: Bassoon Concertino)
PHILIPS 446 096-2 (1997)

Preman Tilson (bassoon)/James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Froissart Overture, May Song. Carissima, Mazurka, Minuet, Serenade Mauresque, Contrasts, The Gavotte, Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit and 3 Bavarian Dances)
NAXOS 8.557577 (2006)

Soliloquy for Oboe and Orchestra (1930, orch. Gordon Jacob)

Ruth Bolister (oboe)/Stephen Bell/Elgar Chamber Orchestra
( + Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Jacob: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Holst: Fugal Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto)
ASV CDDCA1173 (2004)

Leon Goossens (oboe)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 – 5, Salut d’Amour, Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit, Serenade Lyrique, Dream Children. Contrasts, Three Bavarian Dances, Sospiri, Beau Brummel: Minuet, Caractacus: Woodland. Interlude, Falstaff, The Spanish Lady: Burlesco, Adieu. The Starlight Express: Waltz and Sursum Corda)
CHANDOS CHAN 2414 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LRL1 5133) (1976)


Concert Allegro, Op.41 for Piano and Orchestra (arr. I. Farrington, 1901/2007)

Iain Farrington (piano)/George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 arr. for piano and Two Piano Improvisations )
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7259 (2010)

 


DAME ETHEL SMYTH
(1858-1944)

Born in Foots Cray, Kent. She went for studies at the Leipzig Conservatory with Saloman Jadassohn and Carl Reinecke but soon left that institution to study privately with Heinrich von Herzogenberg. She gained fame as a composer but even greater notoriety as a leader in the fight for women’s rights. She composed in all forms and her opera "The Wreckers" was highly acclaimed. Her other works for orchestra are few but she did write a Choral Symphony with the title "The Prison."

Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra (1927)

Sophie Langdon (violin)/Richard Watkins (horn)/Odaline de la Martinez/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade in D major)
CHANDOS CHAN 9449 (1996)

 

FREDERICK DELIUS
(1862-1934)

Born in to German parents. His family had not destined him for a musical career but due to the persuasion of Edvard Grieg his father allowed him to attend the Leipzig Conservatory where he was a pupil of Hans Sitt and Carl Reinecke. His true musical education, however, came from his exposure to the music of African-American workers in Florida as well as the influences of Grieg, Wagner and the French impressionists. His Concertos and other pieces in classical forms are not his typical works and he is best known for his nature-inspired short orchestral works. He also wrote operas that have yielded orchestral preludes and intermezzos in his most characteristic style. Sir Thomas Beecham was his great champion both during Delius’ lifetime and after his death.

Piano Concerto (1897-1904, rev. 1907)

Sir Clifford Curzon (piano)/Sir John Pritchard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 and Beethoven: Choral Fantasy)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL41812 (2006)

Betty Humby-Beecham (piano)/Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Violin Concerto {Jean Pougnet – violin}, Eventyr, Summer Evening, Summer Night on the River and A Song before Sunrise)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111006 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ALP1890) (1962)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)

(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9108) (1992)

Jean-Rodolphe Kars (piano)/Sir Alexander Gibson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Tasmin Little – violin}, Brigg Fair, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and 2 Pieces for Cello & Piano)
DECCA BRITISH MUSIC 4701902 (2001)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6435) (1970)

Piers Lane (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto and Finzi: Eclogue)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575983-2 (2003)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE EMX2239) (1994)

Piers Lane (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/Ulster Orchestra (original version in 3 movements)
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto and Legend)
HYPERION CDA67296 (2006)

Marjorie Mitchell (piano)/William Strickland/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Piano Sonata)
DECCA GOLD LABEL DL 710136 (LP) (1966)


Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)/Constant Lambert/Philharmonia Orchestra
(rec. 1946)
( + Violin Concerto {Albert Sammons – violin}, Caprice & Elegy, La Calinda, Hassan (excerpts), On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Légende)
TESTAMENT SBT1014 (1993)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORDS SH 224) (1975)

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD2326 (2007)

( + Sea Drift and Poem of Life and Love)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM 345 (2012)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Scottish National Orchestra (original version in 3 movements)
( + Brigg Fair, Paris and Idylle de Printemps)
CHANDOS CHAN 10742 (2012)


Violin Concerto (1916)

Philippe Djokic (violin)/Georg Tintner/Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1991)
( + La Calinda, Irmelin: Prelude, Walk to the Paradise Garden, Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo, Sleigh Ride, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River)
NAXOS 8.557242 (2004)

Robert Gerle (violin)/Robert Zeller/Vienna State Opera Orrchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto)
WESTMINSTER WST-17045 (LP) (1964)

May Harrison (violin)/Richard Austin/Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra
(rec. 1937)
( + Violin Sonata and Bax: Violin Sonata, Moeran: Violin Sonata, Warlock: Away to Twiver and May Harrison: May Song)
SYMPOSIUM 1075 (1994)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)

(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Double Concerto)
CHANDOS CHSA 5094 (2011)


Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Charles Mackerras/Welsh National Opera Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Jean-Rodolphe Kars – violin}, Brigg Fair, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and 2 Pieces for Cello & Piano)
DECCA 4701902
(original CD release: ARGO 433 704-2ZH (1992)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Meredith Davies/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM7 64725-2 (1993)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3343) (1977)

Jean Pougnet (violin)/Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1949)
( + Piano Concerto {Betty Humby-Beecham – violin}, Eventyr, Summer Evening, Summer Night on the River and A Song before Sunrise)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111006 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ALP1890) (1962)

Albert Sammons (violin)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110951 (2002)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORDS SH 224) (1975)


Cello Concerto (1921)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto and Silent Woods, Elgar: Cello Concerto, Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9, Schumann: Cello Concerto, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Monn: Cello Concerto and Strauss: Don Quixote)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 67341(4 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: HMV ASD644) (1965)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Vernon Handley/Philharmonia Orchestra
( +Lalo: Cello Concerto and Rodrigo: Concierto in Modo Galante)
SONY ESSENTIAL MASTERWORKS 8869757002-2 (2009)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RS9010) (1983)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Double Concerto {Tasmin Little - violin and Raphael Wallfisch – cello) and Paris)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575803-2 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE EMX 2185) (1991)

Paul Watkins (cello)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + DoubleConcerto and Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHSA 5094 (2011)



Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1915-6)

Raymond Cohen (violin), Gerald Warburg (cello)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Alan Bush: Variations, Nocturne & Finale on an Old English Sea Song)
PRT PVCD8372 (1987)
(original LP release: PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC14073) (1966)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Concert Orchestra (arr. for viola by L. Tertis)
( + Hiawatha, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Légende for Violin and Orchestra and Caprice and Elegy for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7226 (2009)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Paul Watkins (cello)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHSA 5094 (2011)


Tasmin Little (violin)/Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Sir Charles Mackerras/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto { Raphael Wallfisch – cello} and Paris)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575803-2 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE EMX 2185) (1991)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Paul Tortelier (cello)/Meredith Davies/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Double Concerto)
EMI CDM 7 63022 2
(original LP release:HMV ASD3343) (1977)


Suite for Violin and Orchestra (1888)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Hiawatha, Double Concerto, Légende for Violin and Orchestra and Caprice and Elegy for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7226 (2009)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)

(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)


Légende for Violin & Orchestra (1895)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Hiawatha, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Double Concerto and Caprice and Elegy for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7226 (2009)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)

(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)


Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (1930)

Elizabeth Aller (cello)/Felix Slatkin/Concert Arts Orchestra
( + On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River, Hassan: Intermezzo & Serenade and Irmelin: Prelude)
CAPITOL P-8182 (LP) (1953)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/David Lloyd-Jones/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Hiawatha, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Légende for Violin and Orchestra and Double Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7226 (2009)

Beatrice Harrison (cello)/Eric Fenby/Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1930)
( + Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, La Calinda, Hassan (excerpts), On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Légende)
TESTAMENT SBT1014 (1993)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Holst: Invocation, Elgar: Romance and Elegy and arrangements for cello and orchestra of works by Elgar, Dyson, Grainger, Davies, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and Scott)
PHILIPS 442530 (1995)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Eric Fenby/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cynara, 2 Aquarelles, Légende, Life’s Dance and Songs of Farewell)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD2077 (1995)
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)

(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9008-9 (2 LPs) (1981)

Janos Starker (vello)/Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto and Walton:Cello Concerto)
RCA RED SEAL 61695 (1997)

 

SIR ARTHUR SOMERVELL
(1863-1937)

Born in Windermere, Cumbria. After initial studies with Stanford at Cambridge, he went to Berlin for training under Friedrich Kiel and Woldemar Bargiel. He then returned to England to finish his education at the Royal College of Music with Stamford and privately with Parry. He taught at this institution and later became Inspector of Music for England, Scotland and Wales. His musical output was substantial and covered most categories but he is best known for his songs. His other major orchestral work is his Symphony in D "Thalassa".

Piano Concerto in A minor 'Highland' (1920)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations "Normandy" and Cowen: Concertstuck)
HYPERION CDA67837 (2011)

Violin Concerto in G minor (1930)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67420 (2005)


Symphonic Variations "Normandy" (1911)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Cowen: Concertstuck)
HYPERION CDA67837 (2011)

 

EUGÈNE D’ALBERT
(1865-1932)

Born in Glasgow. He studied at the National Training School in London with John Stainer, Arthur Sullivan and Ebenezer Prout. He went to Vienna for further study with Franz Liszt. He spent the rest of his life as a German opera composer who repudiated his British origins. His other major orchestral work is a Symphony in F.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B minor, Op. 2 (1884)

Joseph Banowetz (piano)/Dmitri Yablonsky/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Esther Overture))
NAXOS 8.553728 (1998)

Piers Lane (piano)/Alun Francis/ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA66747 (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major, Op. 12 (1893)

Joseph Banowetz (piano)/Dmitri Yablonsky/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Esther Overture))
NAXOS 8.553728 (1998)

Piers Lane (piano)/Alun Francis/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
HYPERION CDA66747 (1994)

Michael Ponti (piano)/Pierre Cao/Luxembourg RTV Symphony Orchestra
( + Raff: Piano Concerto, Stavenhagen: Piano Concerto No. 1, Bronsart: Piano Concerto, Mosonyi: Piano Concerto and Liszt: Malédiction)
VOX BOX CDX5067 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original US LP release: CANDIDE CE 31073) (1973)

Siegfried Stockigt (piano)/Günther Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0782124917920 (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 8-27-986) (1986)

Cello Concerto in C major, Op. 20 (1899)

Alban Gerhardt (cello)/Carlos Kalmar/ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Enescu: Symphonie Concertante and Dohnányi: Konzertstück)
HYPERION CDA67544 (2005)

Christoph Henckel (cello)/Jiři Stárek/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Volkmann: Cello Concerto)
KOCH SCHWANN 31205-2 (1994)
(original LP release: SCHWANN VMS 1628) (1984)

Catalin Ilea (cello)/Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Enescu: Symphonie Concertante)
ARCOBALENO AAOC 9390 (1996)

Antonio Meneses (cello)/Ronald Zollman/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in F major)
PAN CLASSICS 510 066 (1993)

Jurnjakob Timm (cello)/Claus Peter Flor/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0782124917920 (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 8-27-986) (1986)

 

PERCY SHERWOOD
(1866-1939)

Born in Dresden to an English father and German mother. He studied with Felix Draeseke, Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen and Theodor Kirchner at the Dresden Conservatory and afterwards joined the faculty of that school. After settling in England in 1911, he continued to compose and give private lessons in piano, harmony and counterpoint. His compositions include 5 Symphonies (2 lost), Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor (1887), a Violin Concerto in F (1902), Cello Concertos Nos. 1 (1890, rev. 1893) and 2 in D minor (1902) as well as a Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1908).

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major (1932-3)

Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Catoire: Piano Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7287 (2012)


 

SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK
(1868-1946)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder. He was an enormously prolific composer whose orchestral output also includes 4 programmatic Symphonies and an early (incomplete) Symphony in C major and 6 large-scale tone poems. He also wrote 4 choral symphonies (unaccompanied) with the titles "Christus," "Atalanta in Calydon," "Vanity of Vanities" and "A Pageant of Human Life."

Sapphic Poem for Cello and Orchestra (1909)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sappho – Prelude and 9 Fragments)
HYPERION CDA66899 (1997)

 

FRÉDÉRIC D' ERLANGER
(1868-1943)

Born in Paris to a German father and an American mother. He studied music in Paris with Anselm Ehmant. In his early twenties he moved permanently to London. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral and chamber works. Another major work is his Concerto Symphonique for Piano and Orchestra (1921).

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 17 (1903)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/ David Lloyd-Jones/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Poëme for Violin and Orchestra and Cliffe: Violin Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67838 (2011)

 

SIR JOHN BLACKWOOD McEWEN
(1868-1948)

Born in Hawick, Scotland. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Frederick Corder, Tobias Matthay and Ebenezer Prout and later became that institution’s principal. He wrote 5 Symphonies as well as other orchestral works including a 4 suites and 3 Border Ballads.

Viola Concerto (1901)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi and Suite for Viola and Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA67839 (2011)

 

CECIL FORSYTH
(1870-1941)

Born in Greenwich. He was a student of Stamford and Parry at the Royal College of Music and then embarked on a career as a violist and had positions with various orchestras. In addition to his Viola Concerto, he composed a Chant Celtique for Viola and Orchestra as well as songs and solo instrumental pieces. He also wrote technical books for practicing musicians.

Viola Concerto in G minor (1903)

Lubomír Malý (viola)/Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Flos Campi and Hindemith: Trauermusik)
PANTON PANORAMA 81 1306 (1994)
(original LP release: PANTON 81 0757) (1988)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67546 (2005)

 

ALFRED HILL
(1870-1960)

Born in Melbourne, Australia. Studied with Gustav Schreck, Oscar Paul and Hans Sitt at the Leipzig Conservatory. He was active in both New Zealand and Australia as composer, conductor and teacher. He wrote 13 Symphonies of which only No. 1 in B flat major "The Maori" was an original work for orchestra the others being adaptations of previously composed string quartets.

Piano Concerto in A major (1940)

David Bollard (piano)/Georg Tintner/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Lovelock: Flute Concerto and Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto)
FESTIVAL FC 80026 (LP) (1972)

Violin Concerto in E minor (1932)

Alwyn Elliot (violin)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto {Donald Johnson – Trumpet} and Serenade)
HMV (Australia) OASD 75556 (LP) (1969)

Viola Concerto (1940)

Robert Pikler (viola)/Henry Krips/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
HMV (Australia) OALP7524 (LP) (1960)

Robert Pikler (viola)/Sir Bernard Heinze/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Antill: Harmonica Concerto {Lionel Easton – harmonica})
RCA (Australia) SL16372 (LP) (1967)

Trumpet Concerto (1915)

Donald Johnson (trumpet)/Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Alwyn Elliot – violin} and Serenade)
HMV (Australia) OASD 75556 (LP) (1969)

 

FREDERIC AUSTIN
(1872-1952)

Born in London. He studied privately with his mother and uncle and began his musical career as an organist, singer and teacher. He became one of the leading baritones of his day on both the operatic and recital stage. His compositional career was naturally overshadowed by his vocal fame but he also produced a Symphony in E, the symphonic rhapsody "Spring," the overture "The Sea Venturers" and several sets of incidental music.

Piano Concertino (1944) (ed. D. Ellis)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/Howard Williams/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1, Finzi: Eclogue and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
SOMM SOMM 241 (2009)

 

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
(1872-1958)

Born in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. Generally acknowledged as England’s greatest nationalist composer, Vaughan Williams was taught at the Royal College of Music by Hubert Parry and Charles Stanford and received his musical doctorate at Cambridge. He had additional lessons from Max Bruch and Maurice Ravel. During his long life he prolifically produced music in all forms from chamber music to operas. His 9 Symphonies represent the peak of a large orchestral output that includes, in addition to the works listed below such ever-popular favorites as his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, English Folksong Suite and Serenade to Music.

Piano Concerto in C major (1926-31, also arranged for Two Pianos and Orchestra, 1944)

Victor Babin and Vitya Bronsky (pianos)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Job)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 567220-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2469 (1969)

Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham (pianos)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto {Arve Tellefsen – violin})
VIRGIN 561925-2 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS CDZ 61105) (1989)

Piers Lane (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto and Finzi: Eclogue)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575983-2 (2003)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE EMX2239) (1994)

Beatrice Long and Christina Long (pianos)/Patrick Souillot/Eskisehir Greater Municipality Symphony Orchestra
( + Suesse: 2 Piano Concerto and McDonald: 2 Piano Concerto)
DORIAN DSL92129 (2011)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Foulds: Dynamic Triptych)
LYRITA SRCD.211 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.130) (1984)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 8941 (1992)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Wasps: Suite and English Folk Song Suite)
NAXOS 8.572304 (2009)

Arthur Whittimore and Jack Lowe (pianos)/Vladimr Golschmann/Robin Hood Dell Orchestra
RCA VICTOR LM135 (LP) (1950)

Joan Yarborough and Robert Cowan (pianos)/Paul Freeman/Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Scottish Ballad and Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca)
CENTAUR CRC 2095 (1993)

Concerto Accademico in D minor for Violin and Orchestra (1925)

James Oliver Buswell IV (violin)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Wasps Overture)
RCA GOLD SEAL 60581-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6801) (1969)

Bradley Creswick (violin)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Oboe Concerto {Roger Winfield – oboe}, The Lark Ascending, Poisoned Kiss Overture, Old King Cole, 49th Parallel: Prelude, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, 2 Hymn-Tune Preludes, Fantasia on Greensleeves, 5 Mystical Songs, Serenade to Music, 2 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes, Prelude on an Old Carol Tune and The Running Set)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 573986-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: EMI CDC7 49745-2) (1988)

Joseph Fuchs (violin)/Zimbler Sinfonietta
( + Tansman: Triptych for String Orchestra
DECCA (US) DL 9625 or BRUNSWICK AXTL 1006 (UK) (LP) (1952)

Frederick Grinke (violin)/Boyd Neel/Boyd Neel Orchestra (rec. 1938)
( + Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Simple Symphony and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
DUTTON LABORATORIES  CDAX8007 (1994)

Nora Grumlíková (violin)/Peter Maag/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
SUPRAPHON SUA ST 50959 (LP) (1968)

Annie Jodry (violin)/Jean-Jacques Werner/orchestra
( + Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies, Sibelius: Humoresques Nos. 4 – 6 and Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancolique)
ARION ARN38208 (LP) (1974)

Louis Kaufman (violin)/Clemens Dahinden/Winterthur String Orchestra ( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Larsson: Violin Concerto)
MUSIC & ARTS CD4667 (1991)
(original US LP release: Concert Hall 1253) (1951)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Flos Campi and Walton: Viola Concerto {William Primrose – viola} and Sinfonia Concertante {Phyllis Sellick – piano})
EMI CDH 7 63828-2 (1991)

Zina Schiff (violin)/ Dalia Atlas/Israel Philharmonic
( + Charterhouse Suite, The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
STRADIVARIUS SCD8011 (1990)

Kenneth Sillito (violin)/Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 8633 (1992)

Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor (1944)

Neil Black (oboe)/Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves and The Lark ascending + Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River and Walton: Henry V -The Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439 529-2GGA (1994)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 908 (1978)

Robert Bloom (oboe)/Keith Wilson/Norfolk Festival Orchestra (rec. 1963)
( + Vivaldi: 2 Oboe Concerto. Barlow: The Winter’s Past, Stravinsky: Pastorale, Cimarosa: Siciliana, Boom: Narrative and Marcello: Adagio)
BOSTON RECORDS 1032 (2001)

Ruth Bolister (oboe)/Stephen Bell/Elgar Chamber Orchestra
( + Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Jacob: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Holst: Fugal Concerto and Elgar: Soliloquy)
ASV CDDCA1173 (2004)

Maurice Bourgue(oboe)/William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture, Concerto Grosso, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
NIMBUS NI7013 (1994)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5019) (1984)

Robin Canter (oboe)/James Judd/London Symphony Orchestra
( + 6 Studies on English Folksongs and Strauss: Oboe Concerto)
CARLTON CLASSICS MCD 59 (1993)

Julia Girdwood (oboe)/Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
RETOSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR 0004 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1140-2) (1991)

Leon Goossens (oboe)/Walter Susskind/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Bach-Tovey: Oboe Concerto)
HMV CLP 1656 (LP) (1963)

Thomas Indermühle (oboe)/Claude Schnitzler/Brittany Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinů: Oboe Concerto, Strauss: Oboe Concerto and B.A. Zimmermann: Oboe Concerto)
CAMERATA 20029 (2007)
(original CD release: CAMERATA 30 CM 346) (1994)

Nancy Ambrose King (oboe)/Jeremy Swerling/Ostrava Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Martinů: Oboe Concerto and Mozart: Oboe Concerto)
CALA RECORDS 1035 (2004)

Lajos Lencses (oboe)/Bela Banfalvi/Budapest Strings
( + 10 Blake Songs, Household Music and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
CAPRICCIO C5035 (2009)

Humbert Lucarelli (oboe)/Donald Spieth/Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra
( + Strauss: Oboe Concerto, Wolf-Ferrari: Idillio Concertino and Barber: Canzonetta)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7023 (1995)

Albrecht Mayer (oboe)/Daniel Stabrawa/Capella Bydgostiensis
( + Strauss: Oboe Concerto and Wolf-Ferrari: Idillio Concertino)
CAVALLI 408 (2000)

Mitchell Miller (oboe)/Daniel Saidenberg/ Saidenberg Little Symphony
( + Cimarosa-Benjamin: Oboe Concerto and Milan: Pavana & Giga)
MERCURY 10003 (LP) (1949)

Celia Nicklin (oboe)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Concerto Grosso, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, In the Fen Country, Partita, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and English Folksong Suite)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 460357 (2CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG881) (1979)

Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)/Benjamin Wallfisch/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Patterson: Phoenix Concerto and Howells: Oboe Sonata)
CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD025 (2011)

Stéphane Rancourt (oboe)/Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto)

HALLÉ CDHLL 7529 (2011)

Dame Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)/Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto, G. Bush: Concertofor Oboe and Strings, Martinů: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, Mozart: Oboe Concerto, Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto da Camera, Rubbra: Sonata for Oboe and Piano and Wordsworth: Quartet for Oboe and Strings)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB104546 (2 CDs) (2011)

Dame Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)/Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, Tuba Concerto {Philip Catelinet – Tuba, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on Greensleeves + Elgar: Serenade, Introduction and Allegro and Cockaigne Overture)
EMI 566543-2 (2CD’s) (1998)
(original LP release: HMV BLP1078) (1956)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Flos Campi)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 5753112 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX 2179) (1995)

David Theodore (oboe)/Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8594 (1988)

John Williams (oboe)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 and 6, The Wasps Overture and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 2161462 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3127) (1975)

Roger Winfield (oboe)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Concerto Accademico {Bradley Creswick – violin}, The Lark Ascending, Poisoned Kiss Overture, Old King Cole, 49th Parallel: Prelude, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, 2 Hymn-Tune Preludes, Fantasia on Greensleeves, 5 Mystical Songs, Serenade to Music, 2 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes, Prelude on an Old Carol Tune and The Running Set)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 573986-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: EMI CDC7 49745-2) (1988)

Bass Tuba Concerto in F minor (1954)

Philip Catelinet (tuba)/Sir John Barbirolli/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8, The Wasps Overture, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB1055 (2011)
(original LP release: HMV BLP1078) (1956)

Eugene Dowling (tuba)/Paul Freeman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + 6 Studies in English Foksongs and Arnold: Fantasy, Elgar: Romance, Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith and Jacob: Tuba Suite)
PRO ARTE/FANFARE CDD 595 (1995)

John Fletcher (tuba)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and 3 Portaits from "The England of Elizaberth")
RCA GOLD SEAL 60586-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA SB6861) (1972)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Golland: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Gregson Concerto for Tuba and Brass Band and Steptoe: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

Patrick Harrild (tuba)/Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
CHANDOS CHAN 8740 (1989)

Walter Hilgers (tuba and conductor)//Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Sea Songs and Symphony No. 5)

GENUIN GEN 86064 (2005)

Arnold Jacobs (tuba)/Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, Oboe Concerto, Bassoon Concerto, Schumann: Konzertstück, Ravel: Bolero and Britten: Serenade)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 472 798-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 906) (1978)

Michael Lind (tuba)/Leif Segerstam/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Danielsson: Capriccio da Camera, Jacobsson: Concerto for Tuba, Lundqvist: Landscape and Nilsson:Bass)
CAPRICE CAP 21493 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPRICE 1143) (1979)

Richard Nahatzki (tuba)/Hans Zimmer/Berlin Deutsche Symphony Orchestra
( + Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto, Piston: Fantasy, Françaix: Quadruple Concerto, Martin: Ballade, Villa-Lobos: Viranda des Sete Notas and Waxman: Athaneal the Trumpeter)
CAPRICCIO CC10522 (1999)

Peter Whish-Wilson (tuba)/David Stanhope/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Lovelock: Tuba Concerto, Wilder: Tuba Suite No. 1, Kenny: Tuba Concerto and Danielsson: Concertante)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4765251 (2006)

Concerto Grosso For Strings (1950)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto {Maurice Bourgue – oboe},The Wasps Overture, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
NIMBUS NI7013 (1994)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5019) (1984)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, The Lark Ascending, Dona Nobis Pacem, Magnificat, Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm, Romance for Harmonica and Toward the Unknown Region)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 574782-2 (2 CDs) (2001)
( original LP release: HMV ASD3286) (1976)

Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Wasps: Aristophanic Suite, Delius: Air and Dance, Warlock Serenade for Frederick Delius, Holst: Somerset Rhapsody and Brook Green Suite)
EMI CDC 7 47812-2 (1987)
( original LP release: HMV ASD2351) (1968)

James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, In the Fen Country and Fantasia on Greensleeves)
NAXOS 8.555867 (2003)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Oboe Concerto {Celia Nicklin – oboe}, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, In the Fen Country, Partita, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and English Folksong Suite)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 460357 (2CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG881) (1979)

Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN8629 (1992)

Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1934)

Melvin Berger (viola)/John Snashall/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Robert Starer: Concerto for Viola, Strings and Percussion)
PYE COLLECTOR SERIES GSGC 14049 (LP) (1966)

Helen Callus (viola)/Mark Taddei/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
(Group 1 only)
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto, Walton: Viola Concerto and Howells: Elegy)
ASV CDDCA1181 (2006)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Bax: Phantasy, T. Holland: Ellingham Marshes and R. Harvey: Reflections)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7295 (2012)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Flos Campi and McEwen: Viola Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67839 (2011)

Frederick Riddle (viola)/Norman Dela Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flos Campi, Serenade to Music, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Wasps: Overture, 6 Studies in English Folksong, Romance for Harmonica, Linden Lea, The Poisoned Kiss: Overture, The Running Set, Sea Songs, 2 Hymn Tune Preludes and the House of Life)
CHANDOS CHAN 2409 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RL25137) (1978)

Yizhak Schotten (viola)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Orchestra
( + Michael Colgrass: Variations, J.S. Bach: Fantasia and W.F. Bach: Sonata)
CRYSTAL CD 837 (2005)

Flos Campi, Suite for Viola, Chorus and Orchestra (1925)

Cecil Aronowitz (viola)/Sir David Willcocks/Cambridge King's College Choir/ Jacques Orchestra
( + Sancta Civitas, An Oxford Elegy and Whitsunday Hymn)
EMI CDM 567221-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2487) (1980)

Christopher Balmer (viola)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Oboe Concerto)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5753112 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX9512) (1988)

Roger Benedict (viola)/Cantillation/Mark Wigglesworth/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaugjhan Williams: The Lark Ascending, On Wenlock Edge and Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem(\))
MELBA MR301131 (2011)

Roger Best (viola)/Stephen Darlington/Christ Church Cathedral Choir/English String Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture, Fantasia on A Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending, Oboe Concerto, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, Phantasy Quintet, O Clap your Hands, Te Deum, Mass in G minor, 3 Shakespeare Songs , An Oxford Elegy, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, Old Hundredth Psalm Tune, etc.)
NIMBUS NI1754 (4 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5166) (1989)

Philip Dukes (viola)/Richard Hickox/Sinfonia Chorus/Northern Sinfonia
( + Riders to the Sea and Household Music)
CHANDOS CHAN 9382 (1995)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Matthew Best/Corydon Singers/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Serenade to Music and 5 Mystical Songs)
HYPERION CDA66420 (1993)

Jerzy Kosmala (Viola) Szymon Kawalla/ Cracow Polish Radio/TV Chorus/ Cracow Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
( + Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra)
CENTAUR CRC 2094 (1993)

Sally Peck Lentz (viola)/Maurice Abravanel/University of Utah Chamber Choir/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 1507 (2004)
(original US LP release: VANGUARD VSD-71159) (1966)

Lubomír Malý (viola)/Miloš Konvalinka/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Forsyth: Viola Concerto and Hindemith: Trauermusik)
PANTON PANORAMA 81 1306 (1994)
(original LP release: PANTON 81 0757) (1988)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Suite for Viola and Orchestra and McEwen: Viola Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67839 (2011)


William Primrose (viola)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Chorus/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Concerto Accademico {Yehudi Menuhin – violin} and Walton: Viola Concerto {William Primrose – viola} and Sinfonia Concertante {Phyllis Sellick – piano})
EMI CDH 7 63828-2 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV TREASURY EH291276-1) (1987)

Frederick Riddle (viola)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + The Poisoned Kiss Overture, Two Hymn-tune Preludes, The Running Set, Suite for Viola and Orchestra, Sea Songs: Quick March, The Wasps Overture, 3 Songs from House of Life, 6 Studies in English Folksong,Romance for Harmonica, Linden Lea, Fantasia on Greensleeves and Serenade to Music)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-9 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RL25137) (1978)

Paul Silverthorne (viola)/Paul Daniel/Bournemouth Chorus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1)
NAXOS 8.557276 (2004)

Francis Tursi (viola)/Robert Hull/Cornell A Capella Chorus/Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra
( + Hunter Johnson: Letter to the World)
CONCERT HALL 1151 (LP) (1952)

Andrew Williams (viola)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia Chorus/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Serenade to Music, Poisoned Kiss Overture and Old King Cole)
EMI EL 270060-1 (LP) (1984)

The Lark Ascending, Romance for Violin and Orchestra (1914, rev. 1920)

Hugh Bean (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Serenade to Music, Fantasia on Greensleeves, English Folk Song Suite, In the Fen Country and Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 764022-2 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2329 (1967)

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/Andrew Litton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + John Tavener: Lalishri, Dhayana and Song for Athene)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 47666198 (2007)

Michael Bochmann (violin)/William Boughton/Englsh Symphony Orchestra
( + The Wasps Overture, Concerto Grosso, Oboe Concerto, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
NIMBUS NI7013 (1994)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5208) (1990)

Iona Brown (violin)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Concerto Grosso, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Oboe Concerto, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, In the Fen Country, Partita, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus and English Folksong Suite)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 460357 (2CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG696) (1972)

Iona Brown (violin)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + English Folk Song Suite, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Six Studies in English Folk Song, Three Vocalises and Partita)
ASV PLATINUM PLT8520 (2002)
(original LP release: ASV DCA518) (1983)

Jonathan Carney (violin)/Christopher Seaman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + English Folk Song Suite. Fantasia on Greensleeves, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Wasps – Overture, Entr'acte and March Past of the Kitchen Utensils)
MEMBRAN 222887 (2004)
(original CD release: TRING INTERNATIONAL TRP 031 (1996)

Sarah Chang (violin)/Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9, In the Fen Country, Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and On Wenlock Edge)
EMI 586 026-2 (7 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: EMI CDC5 55487-2) (1995)

Oscar Chausow (violin)/Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast)
VOX STGBY658 (LP) (1972)

James Clark (violin)/John Wilson/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + English Folksong Suite, Bax: The Happy Forest, Butterworth: Two English Idylls, Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden, German:Nell Gwyn- Overture, Elgar: Salut d'Amour and Walton: Scapino Overture)
AVIE AV2194 (2011)

Bradley Creswick (violin)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Concerto Accademico, Poisoned Kiss Overture, Old King Cole, 49th Parallel: Prelude, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, 2 Hymn-Tune Preludes, Fantasia on Greensleeves, 5 Mystical Songs, Serenade to Music, 2 Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes, Prelude on an Old Carol Tune and The Running Set)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 573986-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: EMI EL270305-1) (1985)

Michael Dauth (violin)/Mark Wigglesworth/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaugjhan Williams: Flos Campi, On Wenlock Edge and Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem)
MELBA MR301131 (2011)

Michael Davis (violin)/Bryden Thomson/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CHANDOS CHAN 8554 (1988)

Raphael Druian (violin)/Louis Lane/Cleveland Sinfonietta
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves and Delius: Brigg Fair, In a Summer Garden and On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK-62645 (1998)
(original US LP release: EPIC BC-1275) (1964)

Julia Fischer (violin)/Yakov Kreizberg/Monte Carlo Philharmonic
( + Respighi: Poema Autunnale, Suk: Fantasy and Chausson: Poeme)
DECCA 4782684 (2011)

Lyn Fletcher (violin)/Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Norfolk Rhapsody No.1 and Bax:Tintagel, Delius: On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River, Finzi:Fall of the Leaf, Elgar: As Torrents in Summer and Ireland: The Hills)
HALLÉ CDHLL7512 (2006)

Richard Friedman (violin)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves, In the Fen Country, Partita and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
ASV CDDCA779 (1993)

José-Luis Garcia (violin)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/English Chamber Orchestra
( + 5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus, Fantasia on Greensleeves and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
ARABESQUE Z6568 (1988)

David Greed (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Sinfonia
( + Job)
NAXOS 8.553955 (1997)

Barry Griffiths (violin)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
TELARC CD80138 (1987)

Barry Griffiths (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
HMV ASD3904 (LP) (1981)

Dimitri Hall (violin)/Anthony Walker/Sinfonia Australia
( + 5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus, Partita, Symphony No. 5 (exc.),Fantasia on Greensleeves and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
ABC CLASSICS 472 984-2 (2003)

Hillary Hahn (violin)/ Sir Colin Davis/ London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474 504-2 (2004)

Gwen Hoebig (violin)/Bramwell Tovey/Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
( + Coates London Suite – Knightsbridge March, Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Holst: Egdon Heath, and Walton Façade - Suites Nos. 1 & 2)
CBC SMCD5176 (1998)

Ik-Hwan Bae (violin)/Glen Barton Cortese/Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia
( + Holst: Savitri and Britten: Sinfonietta)
PHOENIX PHCD 145 (2000)

Janine Jansen (violin)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + John Williams: Schindler's List – Theme, Khachaturian: Masquerade – Nocturne, Ravel: Tzigane, Saint-Saëns: Havanaise and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Shostakovich: The Gadfly - Romance and Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Pas de Six)
DECCA 475 011-2DH (2003)

David Juritz (violin)/ Consort of London/Robert Haydon Clark
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves, Oboe Concerto and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
RETOSPECTIVE REVIVAL RETR 0004 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1140-2) (1991)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
EMI CDS 556413-2 (1997)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Fantasy on a Them by Thomas Tallis)
APEX 0927495842 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 9031-731272 (1990)

Pauline Lowbury (violin)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonietta
( + Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves, Elgar: Elegy for Strings, Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit, Delius: On Hearing the Firdt Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River)
CLASSIC FM 75605 57037-2 (1999)

Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)/Andrew Litton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Salut d’Amour, Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Massenet: Meditation from "Thaïs," Yamada: Red Dragonfly, Paradis: Sicilienne and excerpts from works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Falla and Messiaen)
RCA VICTOR 163676 (2000)

David Nolan (violin)/Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Fantasia on Greensleeves and Elgar: Enigma Variations and Serenade for Strings)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 574880-2 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CDEMX 9508) (1984)

Jean Pougnet (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Toward the Unknown Region , Dona Nobis, Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune, Magnificat, Partita, Concerto Grosso, Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis and Romance for Harmonica)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CZS 5 74782 2 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: PARLOPHONE PMB 1003) (1953)

Zina Schiff (vioilin)/ Dalia Atlas/Israel Philharmonic
( + Charterhouse Suite, Concerto Accademico and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
STRADIVARIUS SCD8011 (1990)

Hagai Shaham (violin)/Barry Wordsworth/New Queen’s Hall Orchestra
( + 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, Fantasia on Greensleeves, In the Fen Country, Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis) 
ARGO 440 116-2ZH (1994)

Christopher Warren-Green (violin and conductor)/London Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Elgar: Introduction and Allegro and Serenade for Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 759546-2 (1989)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto, Brahms. Violin Sonata No.1, Brustad: Suite No, 1 for Solo Violin and Sarasate: Malaguena)
SIMAX PSC1832 (2008)

David Wise (violin)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1947)
( + Harty: John Field Suite, Ireland: London Overture, Balfour Gardiner: Shepherd Fennel’s Dance, Holst: Hymn of Jesus and Coleridge-Taylor: Song of Hiawatha – Onaway, Awake Beloved)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDAX 8001 (1995)

Pinchas Zuckerman (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Greensleeves and Oboe Concerto + Delius: 2 Aquarelles, Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River and Walton: Henry V -The Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439 529-2GGA (1994)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 505 (1975)


Dark Passage for Cello and Orchestra (1942-3) (compl. and orch. by by D. Matthews, 2009)

Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Folk Songs of the Four Seasons, Dark Pastoral and Serenade in A)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7289 (2012)


Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes for Cello and Orchestra (1930)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Vernon Handley/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Delius: Cello Concerto, Holst: Invocation, Lalo: Cello Concerto, Rodrigo: Concierto como un Divertimento, Bruch: Kol Nidrei and encores by Delius, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns, J.S. Bach, Canteloube, Popper and Bridge)
BMG 74321 84112 2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RS9010) (1983)

Fantasia (Quasi Variazione) on the "Old 104th" Psalm Tune for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (1949)

J. Hunt (piano)/Robert Hull/Cornell A Capella Chorus/Rochester Chamber Orchestra
( + 3 Sea Chantys and Robert Palmer: Chamber Concerto)
CONCERT HALL CHS-1190 (c. 1955)

Peter Katin (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Choir/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flos campi - Magnificat - An Oxford Elegy)
EMI EMI  CDM7 69962-2 (1989)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2581 (1970)


Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (1896, rev 1904)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Mathias: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
SOMM SOMM246 (2011)



Romance in D flat major for Harmonica and String Orchestra (1951)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1952)
( + Dona Nobis Pacem, Fantasia on the Old 104th, Magnificat, Toward the Unknown Region, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, The Lark Ascending, Concerto Grosso. and Partita)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CZS 5747822 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA S1023) (1954)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Morton Gould/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Arnold: Harmonica Concerto, Benjamin: Harmonica Concerto, Milhaud: Suite and Gershwin: Merry Andrew, etc.)
RCA RED SEAL LSC 3078/ RCA RED SEAL GL 42747 (LP) (1969)

Tommy Reilly (harmonica)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Jacob: 5 Pieces, Moody: Little Suite and Tausky: Concertino)
CHANDOS CHAN 8617 (1992)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG856 (1977)

Romance for Viola and Orchestra (orch. R. Chase) (publ. 1962/2007)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Bate: Viola Concerto and W.H. Bell: Viola Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7216 (2008)

Six Studies in English Folk Song for Clarinet and Orchestra (1926, orch. 1957)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, Proctor-Gregg: Clarinet Concerto and Lucas: Clarinet Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

 

WILLIAM HENRY BELL
(1873-1946)

Born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Charles Steggall, Alfred Izard, Alfred Burnett and Frederick Corder. He emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa in 1912 to become director of the South African College of Music. He remained there for the rest of his and composed works for both the stage and concert hall. He wrote 5 Symphonies: the 1st,"Walt Whitman" while still in England in 1899 and the remaining 4 in South Africa between 1918 and 1932. Other major orchestral works include 5 symphonic poems.

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra "Rosa Mystica" (1916)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Bate: Viola Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Romance for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7216 (2008)


 

FRITZ BENNICKE HART
(1874-1949)

Born in Bromley, Kent. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Hubert Parry and Charles Stanford. He emigrated to Australia in 1908 and became principal of the Melbourne Conservatory of Music. In 1937 he relocated to Honolulu where he spent the rest of his life. He had a distinguished career as conductor, teacher and administrator and still found the time to write music (primarily operas and songs), poetry and prose. In addition to "The Bush" he wrote another Symphony (Op. 107) in 1934 and a number of smaller orchestral works.

Idyll for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 169 (1949)

Ronald Woodcock (violin)/Graham Abbott/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1994)
( + The Bush)
ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC CSM 38 (2003)

Symphonic Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra, Op.131 (1939)

Robert Cooper (violin)/Richard Divall/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Goossens: Fantaisies and Lovelock: Saxophone Concerto)
ABC AC 1050 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1980)

 

GUSTAV HOLST
(1874-1934)

Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire of Swedish ancestry. Attended the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Charles Stanford and William Rockstro. Started his musical career as a trombonist but spent the remainder of his life as a composer, teacher and administrator. He achieved great fame for his symphonic suite "The Planets." He composed in all genres and began his orchestral output with a Symphony in C minor in 1894. At the end of his life he started a Symphony of which only the Scherzo remains as well as an unfinished Second Choral Symphony. His other works for orchestra and band have been extensively recorded.

A Fugal Concerto for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 40/No. 2 (1923)

Richard Adeney (flute), Peter Graeme (oboe)/Imogen Holst/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Egdon Heath and Bridge: The Sea, Enter Spring and Britten: The Building of the House)
BBC LEGENDS BBCB8007-2 (1999)

Edward Beckett (flute), Malcolm Messiter (oboe)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra (rec. 1995)
( + 6 Morris Dance Tunes, In the Bleak Midwinter, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite, 7 Scottish Airs and St. Paul’s Suite)
ARTE NOVA ANO 340220 (2006)

William Bennett (flute), Peter Graeme (oboe)/Imogen Holst/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Double Concerto, Two Songs Without Words, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite, Golden Goose: Ballet Music, Nocturne and Capriccio)
LYRITA SRCD.223 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.34) (1967)

Julia Bogorad (flute), Kathryn Greenbank (oboe)/Christopher Hogwood/Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + The Planets, The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music, Egdon Heath, A Moorside Suite, Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and St Paul's Suite)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4802323 (2011)
(original CD release: DECCA 440 376-2) (1994)

Ruth Bolister (oboe). Kate Hill (flute)/Stephen Bell/Elgar Chamber Orchestra
( + Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Jacob: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto and Elgar: Soliloquy)
ASV CDDCA1173 (2004)

Duke Dobing (flute), Christopher Hooker (oboe)/ Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Double Concerto, Two Songs Without Words, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9270 (1994)

Philip Harmer (oboe), Anna Pyne (flute)/Howard Griffiths/English Sinfonia
( + Double Concerto, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite, Song of the Night and St. Paul’s Suite)
NAXOS 8.570339 (2007)

Jaroslav Harvan (flute), Michal Šintal (oboe)/Geoffrey Brand/European Winds
(arranged for band)
( + Hammersmith and Jacob: Symphony AD 78, Ireland: Downland Suite and Franck: Choral No. 2)
ALBANY TROY 120 (1995)

Jonathan Snowden, David Theodore (oboe)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/English Chamber Orchestra
( + St. Paul's Suite, Brook Green Suite, The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music, Somerset Rhapsody and A Dirge for Two Veterans)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575981-2 (2003)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE CD-EMX 2227) (1994)

Alexa Still (flute), Stephen Popperwell (oboe)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Morris Dance Tunes, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7058-2 (1991)

Double Concerto for Two Violins and Small Orchestra, Op. 49 (1929)

Janice Graham and Sarah Ewins (violins)/Howard Griffiths/English Sinfonia
( + Fugal Concerto, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite, Song of the Night and St. Paul’s Suite)
NAXOS 8.570339 (2007)

Emmanuel Hurwitz and Kenneth Sillito (violins)/Imogen Holst/English Chamber Orchestra
( + A Fugal Concerto, Two Songs Without Words, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite, Golden Goose: Ballet Music, Nocturne and Capriccio)
LYRITA SRCD.223 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.44) (1970)

Andrew Watkinson and Nicholas Ward (violins)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + A Fugal Concerto, Two Songs Without Words, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9270 (1994)

A Song of the Night for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 No. 1 (1905)

Janice Graham (violin)/Howard Griffiths/English Sinfonia
( + Double ConcertoFugal Concerto, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
NAXOS 8.570339 (2007)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/David Atherton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Winter Idyll, Elegy , Indra, Sita: Interlude, Invocation, The Lure: Ballet Music and Morning of the Year: Dances)
LYRITA SRCD.209 (1993)

Invocation for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 19 No. 2 (1911)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/David Atherton/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Winter Idyll, Elegy , Indra, Sita: Interlude, A Song of the Night, The Lure: Ballet Music and Morning of the Year: Dances)
LYRITA SRCD.209 (1993)

Tim Hugh (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Somerset Rhapsody, Beni Mora, Fugal Overture, Egdon Heath and Hammersmith)
NAXOS 8, 553696 (1998)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Vernon Handley/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Sussex Folk Themes, Delius: Cello Concerto, Lalo: Cello Concerto, Rodrigo: Concierto como un Divertimento, Bruch: Kol Nidrei and encores by Delius, Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns, J.S. Bach, Canteloube, Popper and Bridge)
BMG 74321 84112 2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL RS9010) (1983)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Elgar: Romance, Delius: Caprice and Elegy and arrangements for cello and orchestra of works by Elgar, Dyson, Grainger, Davies, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and Scott)
PHILIPS 442530 (1995)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Richard Dickens/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bridge: Oration and Elgar: Cello Concerto)
NIMBUS N15763 (2006)

Paul Watkins (cello)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
(included in compendium "The British Cello Phenomenon")
CELLO CLASSICS CC1010 (2 CDs) (2004)

Lyric Movement for Viola and Small Orchestra (1933)

Cecil Aronowitz (viola)/Imogen Holst/English Chamber Orchestra
( + A Fugal Concerto, Double Concerto, 2 Songs Without Words, Brook Green Suite, Golden Goose: Ballet Music, Nocturne and Capriccio)
LYRITA SRCD.223 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.44) (1970)

Rachel Bolt (viola)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra (rec. 1995)
( + Fugal Concerto, 6 Morris Dance Tunes, In the Bleak Midwinter, Brook Green Suite, 7 Scottish Airs and St. Paul’s Suite)
ARTE NOVA ANO 340220 (2006)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Concerto Funèbre, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Tim Pooley (viola)/Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + The Planets and Matthews: Pluto
HYPERION CDA67270 (2002)

Stephen Tees (viola)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + A Fugal Concerto, Double Concerto, 2 Songs Without Words, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9270 (1994)

Andriy Viytovych (viola)/Howard Griffiths/English Sinfonia
( + Double ConcertoFugal Concerto, Lyric Movement, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
NAXOS 8.570339 (2007)

Vyvyan Yendoll (viola)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Morris Dance Tunes, Fugal Concerto, Brook Green Suite and St. Paul’s Suite)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS 3-7058-2 (1991)

Seven Scottish Airs for Piano and Orchestra (1908)

Michael Freyhan (piano)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra (rec. 1995)
( + St. Paul’s Suite, Brook Green Suite, A Fugal Concerto, 6 Morris Dance Tunes and In the Bleak Midwinter)
ARTE NOVA ANO 340220 (2006)

 

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
(1875-1912)

Born in Holborn, London to an English mother and a father from Sierra Leone. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford. Embarked upon a career as composer, conductor and teacher and achieved fame with his choral setting of Longfellow’s "Song of Hiawatha." Beyond the Violin Concerto, his orchestral output was mostly on a smaller scale with the exception of an early Symphony and the Symphonic Variations on an African Air.

Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 80 (1911)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Michael Hankinson/Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Violin Concerto)
AVIE AV044 (2004)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Somervell: Violin Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67420 (2005)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Romance, Legend and Harrison: Bredon Hill)
LYRITA SRCD.317 (2007)

Legend (Concertstück) for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 (1897)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Romance and Harrison: Bredon Hill)
LYRITA SRCD.317 (2007)

Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra,
Op. 39 "Prairie Lillies" (1899)

Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)/Daniel Hege/Encore Chamber Orchestra
( + White: Violin Concerto, Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Meude-Monpas: Violin Concerto No. 4)
CEDILLE 9000 035 (1999)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Legend and Harrison: Bredon Hill)
LYRITA SRCD.317 (2007)

 

CYRIL ROOTHAM
(1875-1938)

Born in Bristol. Studied with his father, at Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music under Charles Stanford, Walter Parratt and Marmaduke Barton. He was a teacher and conductor and composed vocal, chamber and orchestral music. He wrote 2 Symphonies. The Second Symphony with chorus in 1936 was was finished by Patrick Hadley and was performed posthumously in 1939. He also wrote two rhapsodies, suites suites and a concert overture.

Miniature Suite for Piano and String Orchestra (1921)

Alan Fearon (piano)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + For the Fallen, The Stolen Child, City in the West and The Psalm of Adonis)
EMI CDC 7 49021 2 (1987)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Robert Salter/Guildhall Strings
( + Jacob: Piano Concertino, Gibbs: Piano Concertino and Peacock Pie, Milford: Piano Concertino and Dring: Festival Scherzo)
HYPERION CDA67316 (2002)

 

SIR DONALD FRANCIS TOVEY
(1875-1940)

Born in Eton. He studied privately with Hubert Parry and Walter Parratt. More generally known for his distinguished career as a writer on music, teacher and conductor, Tovey also composed a number of large-scale works. These include, besides the Concertos a Symphony in D.

Piano Concerto in A major, Op. 15 (1903)

Steven Osborne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Alexander Mackenzie: Scottish Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67023 (1998)

Cello Concerto, Op. 40

Alice Neary (cello)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Elegiac Variations and Air for Strings)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0038 (2007)

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