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CHAN 9949

Finzi & Leighton: Cello Concertos

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2001

Originally recorded in 1986

Artists:

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Bryden Thomson


Vernon Handley


Raphael Wallfisch

cello

Venue:

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Philip Couzens

(Assistant: Finzi)

Richard Lee

(Assistant: Leighton)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 71:24
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GERALD FINZI

(1901-1956)
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Cello Concerto, Op. 40

39:03  
  in A minor - in a-Moll - en la mineur  
1 I Allegro moderato 15:51
2 II Andante quieto 13:34
3 III Rondo: Adagio - Allegro giocoso 9:38
 Raphael Wallfisch cello
 Vernon Handley
 

KENNETH LEIGHTON

(1929-1988)
 

Cello Concerto, Op. 31

32:24  
4 I Allegro con moto - Meno mosso 12:32
5 II Scherzo snd Trio: Allegro molto e ritmico (il più presto possibile) - Moderato e dolce 9:35
6 III Lentissimo: molto sostenuto 10:14
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‘…the panache of Wallfisch’s playing comes over the more forcefully, and the tenderness of the slow movement is reinforced to at a more spacious speed.’
Gramophone

‘Finzi’s Cello Concerto is perhaps the most searching of all his works. Wallfisch finds all the dark eloquence of the central movement, and the performance overall has splendid impetus, with Handley providing the most sympathetic backing. The Chandos recording has an attractively natural balance.’
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

‘The symphony is in part a song-cycle, and its glowing, radiant colours and refined textures are immediately winning. Raphael Wallfisch plays the Concerto as if his life depended on it, and the Symphony draws every bit as much dedication from its performers. The recording is very immediate, and has stunning clarity and definition.’
The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs




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R Koschnicke