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BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CONCERTOS
FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 1

Discography Listing: Index

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 Concertos Nos. 4 and 7)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.553771) (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)

Michael McHale (piano)/Courtney Lewis/RTE National Symphony Orchestra
( + Hammond: Piano Concerto)
RTÉ LYRIC CD150 (2016)

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 Concertos Nos. 2 and 7)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)
(original CD release: NAXOS 8.553771) (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)

Polina Osetinskaya (piano)/Dmitri Yablonsky/Russian State Orchestra
( + Hummel: Piano Concerto No. 1)
BELLA MUSICA BAM 2011 (2002)

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)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/Andrew Mogrelia/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4)
NAXOS 8.573262 (2016)

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)


PHILLIP CIPRIANI POTTER
(1792-1871)

Born in London. He studied with Joseph Atwood, Thomas Woellfl and William Crotch and became one of the first teachers at the Royal Academy of Music at its establishment in 1822. He composed at least 10 as well as concertante works of which a number are no longer extant.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor ( 1832)

Howard Shelley ( piano and conductor/ Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4 and
Variations di bravura sur un thčme de Rossini)
HYPERION
CDA68151 (2017)

Piano Concerto No. 4
in E major ( 1835)

Howard Shelley ( piano and conductor/ Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and
Variations di bravura sur un thčme de Rossini)
HYPERION
CDA68151 (2017)


Variations di bravura sur un thčme de Rossini for Piano and Orchestra (1829)


Howard Shelley ( piano and conductor/ Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4
)
HYPERION
CDA68151 (2017)




 

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)



HENRY COTTER NIXON
(1842–1907)

Born in Southwark, London. He was the son of composer and organist Henry George Nixon (1796-1857) from whom he received his early music lessons. He later studied under Harry Deval in Hull and then with Henry Smart, George Macfarren and Walter Macfarren at the Royal Academy of Music. He worked as an organist, pianist and composer. His catalogue was wide-ranging, and imcluded opera and operetta as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His other concertante works are Piano Concerto (1882) and Fantasias for Violin and Orchestra Nos. 1 and 2.

Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op.17 (c. 1889)

Ana Török (violin)/Paul Mann/Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra, Debrecen
( + Concert Overture No. 3 and Palamon and Arcite)
TOCCATA CLASS|CS TOCC0372 (2016)

 

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)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/Andrew Gourlay/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + 3 Dante Rhapsodies, 2 Characteristic Pieces and Caprice No. 5)
CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD 042 (2016)

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 No.1 in D major, Op. 74 (1899)

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

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 162 (1918-20) (orch. J. Dibble, 2012)

Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)/Owain Arwel Hughes /BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Milford: Violin Concerto and Holst: Walt Whitman Overture)
EM RECORDS EMR CD023 (2014)

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 - see separate page

 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 Bradford, Yorkshire 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)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto and Milford: The Darkling Thrush)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7320 (2015)

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)

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/Meredith Davies/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Lutosławski: Cello Concerto, Britten: Cello Symphony, Solo Cello Suites Nos. 2 and 3)
DANACORD DACOCD770 (2 CDs) (2016)

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)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto and Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN10879 (2015)

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)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Moeran: Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Holst: A Song of the Night, Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit and Salut d’Amour)
CHANDOS CHAN 10796 (2013)

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)

EUGČNE 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)

Karl-Andreas Kolly (piano)/Ronald Zollmann/Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto and Symphony in F)
PAN CLASSICS PC10336 (2 CDs) (2015)
(original CD release: PAN CLASSICS 510083) (1996)

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)

Karl-Andreas Kolly (piano)/Ronald Zollmann/Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Cello Concerto and Symphony in F)
PAN CLASSICS PC10336 (2 CDs) (2015)
(original CD release: PAN CLASSICS 510083) (1996)

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
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Symphony in F)
PAN CLASSICS PC10336 (2 CDs) (2015)
(original CD release: PAN CLASSICS 510 066) (1993)

David Pia (cello)/Ulf Schirmer/Munich Radio Orchestra
( + Dohnányi: Konzertstück, Bruch: Canzone and Kol Nidrei)
FARAO B108089 (2015)

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).

Concerto Symphonique for Piano and Orchestra (1921)

Victor Sangiorgio (piano)/Johannes Wildner/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Andante Symphonique, Ballade, Prélude Romantique and Sursum Corda)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7300 (2013)

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)

Andante Symphonique for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 18 (1903)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Johannes Wildner/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Andante Symphonique, Ballade, Prélude Romantique and Sursum Corda)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7300 (2013)

Ballade for Cello and Orchestra (1926)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Johannes Wildner/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Andante Symphonique, Ballade, Prélude Romantique and Sursum Corda)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7300 (2013) 

 

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)

Piers Lane (piano)/Johannes Fritzsch/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata and Boyle: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA68135 (2016)

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)

 

RICHARD WALTHEW
(1872-1951)

Born in Islington in Middlesex. He was a pupil of Sir Hubert Parry at the Royal College of Music. He taught the opera class at the Guildhall School of Music and from 1907 was Professor of Music at the Queen's College. He was best known as a composer of chamber music, although his catalogue also included a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1894), Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra and Caprice Impromptu for Violin and Orchestra.

A Mosaic in Ten Pieces (with Dedication) (1900 orch. 1943)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Clarke: Viola Concerto, Dale: Romance and Warner: Suite in D minor)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - see separate page
(1872-1958)

 

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)

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)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Paavo Järvi/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto, Walton: Cello Concerto & I. Holst: The Fall of the Leaf)
HYPERION CDA68077 (2016)

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 Funčbre, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Ronald Golan (viola)/David Epstein/M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Trauermusik, Martinů:Rhapsody-Concerto and Martin: Ballade for Harpsichord, Harp,Viola,Percussion and Winds)
FSM PANTHEON D 0981 (1988)

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)

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

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

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Moeran: Violin Concerto, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Holst: A Song of the Night, Delius: Légende, Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit and Salut d’Amour)
CHANDOS CHAN 10796 (2013)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)

 

HARRY WALDO WARNER
(1874-1945)

Born in Northampton. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music (London), where he was a pupil of Orlando Morgan. He distinguished himself as a performer, and was violist in the very successful London String Quartet. As a composer, he began to score successes, winning several important composition prizes. He mostly composed chamber and instrumental works.

Suite in D minor, Op. 58 (ca. 1941 orch. Tim Seddon, 2012; ed. John White)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/Stephen Bell/The Hallé
( + Clarke: Viola Concerto, Walthew: A Mosaic in Ten Pieces and Dale: Romance,)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7329 (2016)

 

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)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Philharmonic
( + Delius: Suite for Violin an d Orchestra and Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN10879 (2015)

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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