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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

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Discography Listing: Index ~~ Page 1 ~~Page 3 ~~ Page 4

HAVERGAL BRIAN
(1876-1972)

Born in Dresden, Staffordshire. Except for some instrumental lessons by local teachers, Britain’s most prolific symphonist was basically self-taught. He composed incessantly throughout his long life but only saw his music discovered when he was in his eighties. Prior to the 32 numbered Symphonies he wrote a "Fantastic Symphony" in 1907 that was later broken up to become "Fantastic Variations on an Old Rhyme" and "Festal Dance." For orchestra his other works include a Cello Concerto, 5 English Suites (one is lost) and 3 Comedy Overtures.

Violin Concerto (1934-5)

Marat Bisengaliev (violin)/Lionel Friend/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 18 and Jolly Miller Overture)
NAXOS 8.557775 (2005)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223479) (1994)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Stanley Pope/New Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1969)
{attributed to: "Emil Leibowitz (violin)/Horst Werner/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra"}
( + Symphony No. 28)
ARIES 1607 (LP)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 13, English Suite No. 4 and The Tinker’s Wedding)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7296 (2012)

Cello Concerto (1964)

Raphael Wallfisch/(cello)/Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Bowen: Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra and A. Bush: Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7263 (2 CDs) (2011)

Concerto for Orchestra (1964)

Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 10 and 30 and English Suite No. 3)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7267 (2011)

 

WILLIAM HURLSTONE
(1876-1906)

Born in Richmond Gardens, London. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford, Algernon Ashton and Edward Dannreuther. After graduation he conducted various orchestras and taught at the Croydon Conservatoire of Music and later very briefly at the RCM. He composed mostly for chamber groups leaving only several works for orchestra including a fairy tale suite "The Magic Mirror," Variations on an Original Theme and Variations on a Hungarian Air.

Piano Concerto in D major (1896)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fantaisie-Variations on a Swedish Air, Piano Trio and Piano Quartet)
LYRITA SRCD.2286 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.100) (1979)

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RUTLAND BOUGHTON
(1878-1960)

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford and Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941, composed a Symphony in G major and a Children’s Symphony). In addition to teaching, his musical career basically revolved around the composition and performances of his operas. His attempt to establish an English operatic cycle similar to Wagner was unsuccessful. He also wrote a 2nd Oboe Concerto, 3 Symphonies and symphonic poems.

Concerto for Oboe and Strings No. 1 in C major (1936)

Sarah Francis (oboe)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55019 (1999)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66343) (1989)

Concerto in D major for Flute and Strings (1937)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Ronald Corp/The New London Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Aylesbury Games and 3 Folk Dances)
HYPERION CDA67185 (2000)

Concerto for Strings (1937)

Ronald Corp/The New London Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute and Strings, Aylesbury Games and 3 Folk Dances)
HYPERION CDA67185 (2000)

Trumpet Concerto (1943)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Simon Wright/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Carmichael: Trumpet Concerto, Hamilton: Jazz Trumpet Concerto and Hewitt-Jones: Concerto for Trumpet and Strings)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL2159 (2006)

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JOSEF HOLBROOKE
(1878-1958)

Born in Croydon. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Westlake and Frederick Corder. His musical career began with time spent in music halls as a pianist and conductor and he supplemented his income as a music critic. He eventually had success as a conductor and pianist but his compositions never really made a breakthrough. His catalogue was vast and included operas, symphonies, large-scale symphonic poems based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe and much else in all genres. He wrote several other Concertos: Piano Concerto no. 2 (1928), Violin Concerto (1917), Cello Concerto (1936), Saxophone Concerto (1927) and 2 later Concertos for various combinations of instruments.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 52 "The Song of Gwyn ap Nudd" (1905-8)

Philip Challis (piano)/Geoffrey Heald-Smith/City of Hull Youth Orchestra
( + Bantock: Sapphic Poem and Mackenzie: The Little Minister Overture)
GOUGH & DAVY GD 2003 (1978)

Hamish Milne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Haydn Wood: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67127 (2000)


Cello Concerto Op.103 "Cambrian" (1936)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/George Vass/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Pandora and The Pit and the Pendulum)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7251 (2010)


Saxophone Concerto in B flat major, Op.88 (1927)

Amy Dickson (alto & soprano saxophone)/George Vass/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Aucassin and Nicolette and Richard Rodney Bennett: Seven Country Dances)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7277 (2011)

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THEODORE HOLLAND
(1878-1947)

He was educated at Westminster School before moving to the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Frederick Corder. He went on for further study with Joseph Joachim at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. In 1927, he was appointed Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint at the Royal Academy of Music and remained there until the end of his life. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Ellingham Marshes for Viola and Orchestra (1940)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra, Bax: Phantasy and R. Harvey: Reflections)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7295 (2012)

 

FRANK BRIDGE
(1879-1941)

Born in Brighton. Studied with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music. Bridge was probably the most qualified British composer who never wrote a symphony. When he finally started one it was too late. The fragment listed below was arranged by Anthony Pople in 1979. Bridge had a successful career as a conductor and teacher and composed much music of the highest quality. His major works for orchestra include the suite "The Sea," Dance Rhapsody, Dance Poem, the tone poems "Isabella" and "Summer" and the rhapsody "Enter Spring."

Oration (Concerto Elegiaco) for Cello and Orchestra (1930)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/John Carewe/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Enter Spring)
PEARL SHECD9601 (1987)

Alban Gerhardt (cello)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Rebus, Allegro Moderato, Lament and A Prayer)
CHANDOS CHAN 10188 (2004)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Richard Hickox /City of London Sinfonia
( + Britten: Cello Symphony)
EMI CDC7 49716-2 (1992)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Hugh Wolff/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Bloch: Schelomo and Hough: The Loneliest Wilderness)
BIS SACD-1992 (2013)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Phantasm)
LYRITA SRCD.244 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.104) (1979)

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

Phantasm (Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra) (1931)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Summer, Coronation March, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook, Vignettes de Danse and Sir Roger de Coverley)
CHANDOS CHAN 10112 (2003)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/ Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto and Walton: Sinfonia Concertante)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7223 (2009)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 175) (1990)

Peter Wallfisch (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Oration)
LYRITA SRCD.244 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.91) (1977)

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JOHN IRELAND
(1879-1962)

Born in Bowdon, Cheshire. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Stanford and simultaneously worked as a professional organist. He continued his career as an organist after graduation and also held a teaching position at the Royal College. Being also an excellent pianist he composed a lot of solo works for this instrument but in addition to the Piano Concerto he is best known for his for his orchestral pieces, especially the London Overture, and several choral works.

Piano Concerto in E flat major (1930)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/David Curti/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Bax: Piano Concertino)

SOMM 093 (2009)

Colin Horsley (piano)/Basil Cameron/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 352279-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: HMV CLP1182) (1958)

Eileen Joyce (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1949)

( + The Forgotten Rite and These Things Shall Be)

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO 0041 (2009)

Eileen Joyce (piano)/Leslie Heward/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Moeran: Symphony in G minor)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9807 (2011)
(original LP release: HMV TREASURY EM290462-3 {2 LPs}) (1985)

Piers Lane (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/Ulster Orchestra
( + Legend and Delius: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67296 (2006)

John Lenehan (piano)/John Wilson/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Legend, First Rhapsody, Pastoral, Indian Summer, A Sea Idyll and Three Dances)
NAXOS 8572598 (2011)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + These Things Shall Be, Legend, Satyricon Overture and 2 Symphonic Studies)
LYRITA SRCD.241 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.36 (1968)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Legend and Mai-Dun)
CHANDOS CHAN 8461 (1986)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1993)
( + Epic March, Walton: Viola Concerto and Puw: Onyt Agoraf y Drws)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM295 (2008)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/ Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bridge: Phantasm and Walton: Sinfonia Concertante)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7223 (2009)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 175) (1990)

David Strong (piano)/Douglas Bostock/Aalborg Symphony Orchestr
( + Britten: Piano Concerto)
CLASSICO CLASSCD704 (2007)

Geoffrey Tozer (piano)/David Measham/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Rubbra: Violin Concerto {Carl Pini –violin})
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9056 (1986)

Legend for Piano and Orchestra (1933)

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1, Britten: Piano Concerto and Finzi: Eclogue)
CBC SM 5208 (2001)

Piers Lane (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Delius: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67296 (2006)

John Lenehan (piano)/John Wilson/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, First Rhapsody, Pastoral, Indian Summer, A Sea Idyll and Three Dances)
NAXOS 8572598 (2011)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic
( + Piano Concerto, These Things Shall Be, Satyricon Overture and 2 Symphonic Studies)
LYRITA SRCD.241 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.32 (1966)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Mai-Dun)
CHANDOS CHAN 8461 (1986)

Concertino Pastorale for String Orchestra (1939)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Holy Boy, Downland Suite: Elegy & Minuet and Bridge: Suite for Strings, Lament, 2 Old English Songs and Sir Roger de Coverley)
LYRITA SRCD.242 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.31) (1966)

John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Downland Suite: Elegy & Minuet, The Holy Boy and Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, Fantasia on Greensleev and Partita)
CARLTON CLASSICS 30366 0060-2 (1997)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + A Downland Suite, Orchestral Poem in A minor an 2 Symphonic Studies)
CHANDOS CHAN 9376 (1995)

George Hurst/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Holst: St Paul's Suite for Strings, Elgar: Serenade for Strings and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 8375 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA RL25071) (1977)

Colin Mawby/Westminster Cathedral String Orchestra
( + L. Berkeley: Antiphon and M, Berkeley: Meditations)
UNICORN UNS260 (LP)(1980)

Izler Solomon/MGM String Orchestra
( + Britten: Simple Symphony)
MGM 3074 (LP)

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SIR HAMILTON HARTY
(1879-1951)

Born in Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland. His musical education was obtained from his father and he went on to have great success as a piano accompanist and conductor. He moved to England in 1901. His major works for orchestra include an Irish Symphony, A John Field Suite and the symphonic poem, "With the Wild Geese."

Piano Concerto in B minor (1922)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Ralph Holmes – violin})
CHANDOS 7032 (1996)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1084) (1983)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Comedy Overture and Fantasy Scenes)
NAXOS 8.557731 (2006)

Violin Concerto in D minor (1908)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto {Malcolm Binns - piano})
CHANDOS 7032 (1996)
(original LP release: CHANDOS DBR 2001) {2 LPs}) (1979)

In Ireland, Fantasy for Flute, Harp and Orchestra (1935)

Colin Fleming (flute)/Denise Kelly (harp)/Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + John Field Suite, Londonderry Air and Handel: Water Music {arr, Harty})
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6583 (1994)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1084) (1983)

Chris Norman (flute)/Marjorie Hartzell (harp)/Fernando Hasaj/Camerata Bariloche
( + Packham: Cape Breton Concerto and South American Suite and McGuire: The Gaelic Flute)
DORIAN DOR-90250 (1997)

Variations on a Dublin Air for Violin and Orchestra (1912)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Bryden Thomson/Ulster Orchestra
( + Children of Lir, Ode to a Nightingale and Londonderry Air)
CHANDOS CHAN 7033 (1996)
(original LP release: CHANDOS DBR 2001) {2 LPs}) (1979)

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CYRIL SCOTT
(1879-1970)

Born in Oxton, Cheshire. Went to Frankfurt am Main at the age of 12 to study with Engelbert Humperdinck and Lazarro Uzielli and returned there for further study with Iwan Knorr. He composed prolifically in all genres during his long life and had great success at an early stage. This did not last and his music is only starting to be revived at the present time after many decades of obscurity. He wrote 4 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Strings, Organ and Harp and a Sinfonietta for Strings, Concertos for Cello and Harpsichord and other works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major (1913-14)

John Ogdon (piano)/Bernard Herrmann/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Early One Morning)
LYRITA SRCD.251 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.81) (1975)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 4 and Early one Morning)
CHANDOS CHAN 10376 (2006)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1958)

John Ogdon (piano)/Bernard Herrmann/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Early One Morning)
LYRITA SRCD.251 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.82) (1977)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 3 and Neptune)
CHANDOS CHAN 10211 (2004)

Violin Concerto (c. 1925)

Olivier Charlier (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Festival Overture, Aubade and 3 Symphonic Dances)
CHANDOS CHAN 10407 (2007)

Cello Concerto (1931)

Paul Watkins (cello}/Martin Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 10452 (2008)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1946)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/Martin Yates/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Armstrong Gibbs: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, C. Wright: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra and Pehkonen: Amor Vincit Omnia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7249 (2010)


Harpsichord Concerto (1937)

Michael Laus (harpsichord and conductor)/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Howell: Piano Concerto, Elkrington: Out of the Mist and Jadassohn: Serenade No. 3)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9041CD (2012)

Early One Morning, Poem for Piano and Orchestra (1931)

John Ogden (piano)/Bernard Herrmann/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
LYRITA SRCD.251 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.82) (1977)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 4 and Piano Concerto No. 1-)
CHANDOS CHAN 10376 (2006)

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JOHN FOULDS
(1880-1939)

Born in Manchester. He learned the piano and cello at a very young age and used these skills to earn a living in theater orchestras before joining the Hallé Orchestra at the age of 20. He held various musical director posts in London before going to India in 1935 where he immersed himself in the study of Indian folk music while still engaged as a conductor. His music has recently emerged from obscurity and he is found to have been a serious composer far ahead of his own time and not just a creator of light music. Much of his extensive catalogue has been lost but his 1st Cello Concerto (1911), a number of still unrecorded orchestral works and a World Requiem are still extant.

Cello Concerto in G major op.17 (1908-9)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Martin Yates/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Sainsbury: Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7284 (2012)


Dynamic Triptych for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 88 (1927-29)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Sakari Oromo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + April-England, Music-Pictures Group III, The Song of Ram Dass and Keltic Lament)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564 62999-2 (2006)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.211 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.130) (1984)

Apotheosis (Elegy), Music Poem No, 4 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 18 (1909)

Daniel Hope (violin)/Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 Mantras, Lyra Celtica and Mirage)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564 61525-2 (2001)

Lyra Celtica, Concerto for Voice and Orchestra, Op. 50 (c. 1925)

Susan Bickley (mezzo)/ Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 Mantras, Apotheosis and Mirage)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564 61525-2 (2001)

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HEALY WILLAN
(1880-1968)

Born in Balham, Surrey. He received most of his musical training at St. Saviour’s Choir School in Eastbourne and then had further organ studies with William Stevenson Hoyte. He emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1913 and established himself as an organist and teacher. He specialized in liturgical and organ music but composed in most other genres as well. He wrote 2 Symphonies and several shorter works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto in C minor (1944)

Sheila Henig (piano)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale)
CBC SM 205 (LP) (1973)

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EDGAR LESLIE BAINTON

(1880-1956)

Born in London. Studied at Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford, Henry Walford Davies and Charles Wood. Worked as a pianist, teacher and administrator. He settled permanently in Sydney, Australia in 1933 where he became director of the State Conservatorium of Music. He produced 3 numbered Symphonies, an early Symphony in B flat major in with the title "A Phantasy of Life and Progress," a Concerto-Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra and a number of shorter works for orchestra.

Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (1917-20)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Paul Daniel/BBC Philharmonic
( + 3 Pieces, The Golden River and Pavane, Idyll and Bacchanale)
CHANDOS CHAN 10460 (2008)


FREDERICK S. KELLY
(1881-1916)

Born in Sydney. He went to England for his education at Eton and Oxford and had additional training in Frankfurt with Iwan Knorr. As an accomplished pianist he was active as a chamber musician and also served as an adviser to the London-based Classical Concert Society. His early death in action cut short a very promising career. In addition to the Elegy he composed a Serenade for Flute and Orchestra and a number of chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Serenade for Flute and Strings, Op. 7 (1911)

Rebecca Hall (flute)/Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Blower: Horn Concerto, Eclogue for Horn and Strings, Cooper: Oboe Concertino and Milford: Suite for Oboe)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)

 

HAYDN WOOD
(1882-1959)

Born in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire. He was taught the violin by his brother and went to the Royal College of Music where Stanford was one of his teachers. He was enormously successful as a composer of light orchestral music and popular songs. He spent some years on the Isle of Man and wrote several works that reflect the folk music of the place. His other major serious orchestral works are a Violin Concerto in B minor (1932) and a Symphony in D minor (1908). The latter work is presumably lost.

Piano Concerto in D minor (1909)

Hamish Milne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Holbrooke: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HYPERION CDA67127 (2000)


Violin Concerto in A minor (1928)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Adagio from Violin Concerto in B minor and Sainsbury: Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7245 (2010)


Violin Concerto in B minor (Adagio only) (1905)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in A minor and Sainsbury: Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7245 (2010)


Fantasy-Concerto in F major for Strings (1905, rev. 1949)

David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Bridge: Sally in Our Alley, Cherry Ripe and Sir Roger de Coverley, Geoffrey Bush: Consort Music, Delius: Air and Dance, Elgar: Sospiri, Ireland: The Holy Boy,Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite and Warlock: Serenade for Frederick Delius)
NAXOS 8.555068 (2001)

Philharmonic Variations for Cello and Orchestra (1939)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Murrill: Cello Concerto No. 2, Rubbra: Soliloquy and Dyson: Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne)
WHITE LINE CDWHL 2153 (2004)

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HUBERT BATH
(1883-1945)

Born in Barnstaple, Devon. After training in composition at the Royal Academy of Musicunder Frederick Corder, he had careers as a conductor, teacher (at the Guildhall School of Music) and composer. His specialty was light opera but he composed in many other genres. He achieved considerable fame very late in life as a result of the work listed below.

Cornish Rhapsody (from the movie "Love Story") (1944)

Daniel Adni (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient -excerpts)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3523922 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3862) (1980)

Harriet Cohen (piano)/Hubert Bath/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Williams: The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Bliss: Things to Come: Suite and other film score excerpts by Morey and Brodszky)
NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120597 (2002)

Roderick Elms (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + light orchestral works by Vivian Ellis, Haydn Wood, Eric Coates, Robert Farnon, Trevor Duncan, Charles Williams, Arthur Benjamin), Edward White, Anthony Collins and Edward Elgar).
WARNER CLASSICS 2564614382 (2004)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Proinnsias O'Duinn/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Herrmann: Concerto Macabre, Rota: Legend of the Glass Mountain, Beaver: Portrait of Isla, Pennario: Midnight on the Cliffs and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient Express- excerpts)
NAXOS 8.554323 (1998)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Williams: Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Evans: Idyll, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)
(? original LP release: DG MUSIKFEST 413 259-1)

Leo Litwin (piano)/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Williams : Dream of Olwen and excerpts from film scores by Rózsa, Raksin, Tiomkin, North, Miller, Auric and Provost)
RCA VICTOR 60392-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-2380) (1960)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Miklos Rózsa/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Wildman (Mattes): Swedish Rhapsody, Litolff: Scherzo and encores by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Sinding amd Rachmaninoff)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 63661 2 (1995)
(original US LP release: CAPITOL SP-8326) (1959)

Santiago Rodriguez (piano)/William Hudson/Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Rosza: Spellbound Concerto, Wildman {Mattes}: Swedish Rhapsody, Stevens: Piano Concerto, Ward: Piano Concerto, Gershwin: Delicious and Myers: Deer Hunter-Cavatina)
ELAN ELN 82268 (1996)

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SIR ARNOLD BAX
(1883-1953)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay. Coming from a wealthy background, Bax needed no musical employment to be able to pursue his creativity in both music and literature. Beyond the Concertos, he composed a large amount of works for orchestra including 7 numbered Symphonies and the early Symphony "Spring Fire" as well as a series of tone poems from which "Tintagel," "The Garden of Fand" and "November Woods" are the most popular. He was appointed Master of the King’s Musick in 1942.

Violin Concerto (1938)

Eda Kersey (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Symphony No. 3)
DUTTON CDLX 7111 (2001)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Raphael Wallfisch –cello} and Morning Song)
CHANDOS CHAN 10154 (2003)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9003) (1991)

Cello Concerto (1932)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto { Lydia Mordkovitch – violin} and Morning Song)
CHANDOS CHAN 10154 (2003)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8494) (1987)

Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra (1949)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + In Memoriam and The Bard of the Dimbovitza)
CHANDOS CHAN 9715 (1999)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
NAXOS 8.570774 (2009)

Concertante for Three Wind Instruments and Orchestra (1948)

Gillian Callow (cor anglais), John Bradbury (clarinet), Jonathan Goodall (horn)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + London Pageant, Tamara Suite and Cathaleen-ni-Hoolihan)
CHANDOS CHAN 9879 (2001)

Piano Concertino (orch. G. Parlett) (1939/2009)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/David Curti/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto)

SOMM 093 (2009)

Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1918)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Winter Legends)
CHANDOS CHAN 10209 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8516) (1987)

Joyce Hatto (piano)/Vernon Handley/Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
CONCERT ARTIST CACD 9021-2 (2003)
(original LP release: REVOLUTION RCF 001) (1970)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertante for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.570774 (2009)

 

Winter Legends for Piano and Orchestra (1930)

Harriet Cohen (piano)/Clarence Raybould/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + Viola Sonata, A Mountain Mood and A Hill Tune)
DUTTON CDBP 9751 (2005)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Variations)
CHANDOS CHAN 10209 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8484) (1992)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Morning Song and Saga Fragment)
NAXOS 8.572597 (2011)


Saga Fragment for Piano and Small Orchestra (1933)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Russian Suite, Golden Eagle, Romantic Overture and Songs)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10159 (2003)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8484) (1992)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Morning Song and Winter Legends)
NAXOS 8.572597 (2011)


Morning Song "Maytime in Sussex" for Piano and Orchestra (c. 1946)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10154 (2003)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8516) (1987)

Ashley Wass (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Saga Fragment and Winter Legends)
NAXOS 8.572597 (2011)


Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra (1920)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra, T. Holland: Ellingham Marshes and R. Harvey: Reflections)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7295 (2012)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto {arr. for viola} and 3 Characteristic Pieces)
CONIFER CDCF 171 (1989)

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SIR GEORGE DYSON
(1883-1964)

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire. Studied with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music (he later became director of that institution) and traveled to Germany and Italy on A Mendelssohn Scholarship. The choral work "The Canterbury Pilgrims" is considered his masterpiece. His only other major work for orchestra is his Symphony in G.

Violin Concerto in E flat major (1942)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Children’s Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 9369 (1995)

Concerto Leggiero for Piano and Strings (1951)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto da Camera and Concerto da Chiesa)
CHANDOS CHAN 9076 (1992)

Concerto da Camera for Strings (c. 1949)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto Leggiero and Concerto da Chiesa)
CHANDOS CHAN 9076 (1992)

Concerto da Chiesa for Strings (c. 1949)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto da Camera and Concerto Leggiero)
CHANDOS CHAN 9076 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in G and At the Tabard Inn)
NAXOS 8.5557720 (2005)

Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne for Cello and Orchestra (1936)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Murrill: Cello Concerto No. 2, Rubbra: Soliloquy and Haydn Wood: Philharmonic Variations)
WHITE LINE CDWHL 2153 (2004)

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YORK BOWEN
(1884-1961)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Tobias Matthay, Frederick Corder and Walter Haynes and taught at that institution upon graduation. He achieved great fame as a concert pianist. Among the other orchestral works of his prolific output are 4 Symphonies ( No. 4 not extant), Sinfonietta Concertante for Brass and Orchestra, Piano Concertos No. 4, Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra and several symphonic poems.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, op.11 (1903)

Michael Dussek (piano)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Lorraine McAslan – violin})
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7169 (2005)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor op.17 "Concertstück" (1905)

Michael Dussek (piano)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No 3 and Symphonic Fantasia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7187 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in G minor op.23 "Fantasia" (1907)

Danny Driver (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
HYPERION CDA67659 (2008)

Michael Dussek (piano)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No 2 and Symphonic Fantasia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7187 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in A minor, Op 88

Danny Driver (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3)
HYPERION CDA67659 (2008)

Violin Concerto in E minor, op.33 (1913)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No 1 { Michael Dussek – piano})
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7169 (2005)

Viola Concerto in C minor, Op. 25 (1908)

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

Doris Lederer (viola)/Paul Polivnik/Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Viola Sonata and Melody for the C String)
CENTAUR CRC2786 (2006)

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

Concerto for Horn, String Orchestra and Timpani, Op. 150 (1956)

David Pyatt (horn)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Rec. 1994)
( + Jacob: Horn Concerto, Arnold: Horn Concerto No. 2, Gipps: Horn Concerto and Vinter: Hunter’s Moon)
LYRITA SRCD.316 (2007)

Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 74 (c. 1924)

Raphael Wallfisch/(cello)/Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Brian: Cello Concerto and A. Bush: Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7263 (2 CDs) (2011)


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ERNEST FARRAR
(1885-1918)

Born in Blackheath, London. He studied at the Royal College of Music under Stanford and Walter Parratt. In addition to composing, he held posts as an organist in Germany and England, conducted and taught. His most notable pupil was Gerald Finzi. Farrar’s very promising career was cut short by his death in the last days of World War I. He produced a substantial body of choral, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. His symphonic poem, "The Forsaken Merman," is his most extended orchestral piece.

Variations for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 25 (1915)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Alasdair Mitchell/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Rhapsody No. 1, The Forsaken Merman, Heroic Elegy and English Pastoral Impressions)
CHANDOS CHAN 9586 (1997)

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MONTAGUE PHILLIPS
(1885-1969)

Born in Tottenham, London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder. Had long-term careers as teacher and church organist. Best known for his light orchestral music and songs but also composed in larger forms including a Symphony, Sinfonietta and 2 Piano Concertos

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor (1907)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Hely-Hutchinson: The Young Idea)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7206 (2008)


Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major, Op. 32 (1919)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Hely-Hutchinson: The Young Idea)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7206 (2008)

Phantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 16 (1912, rev. 1947)

Matthew Trusler (violin)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Charles II Overture, Hillside Melody, Hampton Court, Festival Overture, In Old Verona, In May Time and Festival March)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7158 (2005)

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EGON WELLESZ
(1885-1974)

Born in Vienna. Studied at the University of Vienna and received further private training from Arnold Schoenberg. The advent of Nazism brought about his emigration to Oxford in 1938 where he became a lecturer and continued his illustrious career as a musicologist. He composed prolifically and among his other orchestral works are 9 Symphonies and the symphonic poem, “Vorfrűhling.”

Piano Concerto, Op. 49 (1931)

Margarete Babinsky (piano)/ Roger Epple/Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Violin Concerto)
CAPRICCIO CAP 5027 (2010)

Karl-Andreas Kolly (piano)/Howard Griffiths/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
( + Divertimento, Drei Skizzen, Eklogen and Triptychon)
PAN CLASSICS 510104 (1999)

Violin Concerto, Op. 84 (1961)

Andrea Duka-Lowenstein (violin)/Gerd Albrecht/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prosperos Beschworungen)
ORFEO C478981A (1998)

David Frühwirth (violin)/Roger Epple/Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Piano Concerto)
CAPRICCIO CAP 5027 (2010)

Eduard Melkus (violin)/Winfried/Zillig/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 movements from String Quartet No. 8)
AMADEO AVRS 5022 (LP) (c. 1965)

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ERIC COATES
(1886-1957)

Born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. He was taught at the Royal Academy of Music by Frederick Corder, Lionel Tertis and Hartley Braithwaite. He was an accomplished violist and conductor and became very famous as one of England’s most popular composers of light orchestral music and songs. His suites, waltzes, fairy tale ballets and marches have maintained their places in the recorded repertoire to this day. The London Suite is probably his most characteristic and often-played work.

Saxo-Rhapsody (1937)

Jack Brymer (saxophone)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 3523562 (2006)
( + London Suite, Calling All Workers, The Merrymakers, Wood Nymphs, At the Dance, The Three Elizabeths, By the Sleepy Lagoon, Music Everywhere. From Meadow to Mayfair Suite, Cinderella Phantasy, The Dam Busters March, The Man from the Sea, The Three Bears Phantasy and London Again Suite)
(original LP release: Columbia STUDIO 2 TWO226) (1969)

Kenneth Edge (saxophone)/Andrew Penny/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + By the Sleepy Lagoon, Springtime Suite, Footlights Waltz, Four-Ways Suite, 8th Army March, Lazy Night, High Flight March and Last Love)
MARCO POLO 8223521 (1998)

Sigurd Rascher (saxophone)/Eric Coates/Orchestra (rec. 1937)
( + London Suite, London Again Suite, The Three Elizabeths, The Four Centuries, The Three Bears Phantasy, Cinderella Phantasy, etc.)
LIVING ERA AJD2013 (2 CDs) (2007)

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JULIUS HARRISON
(1886-1960)

Born in Stourport, Worcestershire. He studied with Granville Bantock at the Birmingham and Midland Institute of Music. He worked as a piano accompanist and conductor and taught at the Royal College of Music and at several other schools. Deafness caused his retirement and enabled him to devote his last productive years exclusively to composition. He composed a substantial amount of music of all types but destroyed much of his early output. His surviving orchestral output is basically of small-scale pieces though he did compose a Cello Concerto.

Bredon Hill, Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1941)

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

Matthew Trusler (violin)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Worcestershire Suite, Troubadour Suite, Romance : A Song of Adoration, Prelude-Music, Widdicombe Fair and Clifford: Serenade for Strings)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7174 (2006)

Prelude-Music for Harp and String Orchestra (1912)

Andrew Knight (harp)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Bredon Hill Rhapsody, Worcestershire Suite, Troubadour Suite, Romance : A Song of Adoration, Widdicombe Fair and Clifford: Serenade for Strings)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7174 (2006)

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FRANK MERRICK
(1886-1981)

Born in Clifton, Bristol. He was taught composition by his father and went to Vienna for piano with Theodor Leschetizky. He toured as a recitalist before taking a teaching position at the Royal Manchester College of Music. His later posts were at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London. Over the years as a performer he championed the music of British composers. His own compositions beyond the Piano Concertos include a Symphony ( that finished Schubert’s "Unfinished") and other works for orchestra, chamber groups, piano and voice.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat major (1905)

Frank Merrick (piano)/Oliver Broome/Orchestra
( + Tomlinson: An English Suite)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 156 (LP) (c. 1975)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor (1936)

Frank Merrick (piano)/John Foster/Beckenham Orchestra
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 128 (LP) (c. 1975)

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CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS
(1889-1960)

Born in Great Baddow, Essex. Studied at Cambridge with E.J. Dent and Charles Wood and then at the Royal College of music under Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams. He taught at the latter school for almost two decades. He composed in all genres though he is best remembered for his songs. His 2nd Symphony, Op. 90 (1938) is a large choral work with the title "Odysseus." His other works for orchestra include several suites for string or small orchestra and various shorter pieces.

Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. .48 (1923)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/Martin Yates/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Scott: Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, C. Wright: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra and Pehkonen: Amor Vincit Omnia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7249 (2010)

Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 103 (1942)

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

Peacock Pie, Suite for String Orchestra and Piano (1933)

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

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HANS GÁL
(1890-1987)

Born in Brunn, Austria. Studied at the University of Vienna with Eusebius Mandyczewski and Guido Adler. Nazism compelled him to flee to Ediburgh in 1938 where he took employment at the University as a lecturer, a post he held until 1965. He composed many works in various genres. His major works for orchestra include 4 Symphonies and Concertos for Violin, Cello and Piano.

Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra, Op.39 (1932)

Annette-Barbara Vogel (violin)/Kenneth Woods/Northern Sinfonia /
( + Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra and Triptych for Orchestra)
AVIE AV2146 (2010)


Cello Concerto, Op. 67 (1944-9)

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


Concertino for Violin and StringOrchestra, Op. 52 (1939)

Annette-Barbara Vogel (violin)/Kenneth Woods/Northern Sinfonia /
( + Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra and Triptych for Orchestra)
AVIE AV2146 (2010)


Concertino for Recorder and String Orchestra (1961)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Hope: Birthday Concerto, Ellis: Divertimento Elegiaco, Beck: Flûte-à-Beck and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
(1891-1975)

Born in London. Studied first with Charles Wood at Cambridge and then at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. He taught in the United States before returning to England where he became director of the BBC and succeeded Bax as Master of the Queen’s Musick in 1953. In addition to the Concertos, his major orchestral works include A Colour Symphony, the choral symphony "Morning Heroes," and Metamorphic Variations, Meditaions on a Theme of John Blow and the suite from the film "Things to Come."

Piano Concerto in B flat major (1938)

Trevor Barnard (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Philharmonia Orchestra
DIVINE ART 24106 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 499 (1962)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto and Piano Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557146 (2004)

Philip Fowke (piano)/David Atherton/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Homage March and Welcome the Queen)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD 2029 (1990)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9006) (1981)

Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)/Walter Goehr/Utrecht Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments and Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1)
BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY BMS101 (2003)
(original LP release: NIXA CLP1167) (1952)

Solomon (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1943)
( + Adam Zero)
APR APR5627 (2003)

Solomon (piano)/Sir Adrian Boult/Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1948)
( + Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110682 (2002)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH125) (1970)

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1924, rev. 1950)

Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe (pianos)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Piano Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557146 (2004)

Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick (pianos)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (arr. for 3 hands, 1968)
( + Colour Symphony, Things to Come: Suite, Cello Concerto, Adam Zero: Ballet, Discourse and Christopher Columbus: Suite)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 586589-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2612) (1970)

Violin Concerto (1955)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Arthur Bliss/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Theme & Cadenza, Paganini/Kreisler Concerto in D major and solo pieces by Hummel, Debussy, Bazzini and Hubay)
BEULAH 6PD10 (2009)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5166 (1956)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Arthur Bliss/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + The Lady of Shalott)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91842 (1996)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Colour Symphony)
CHANDOS CHAN 10380 (2006)


Cello Concerto (1970)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Introduction and Allegro, Meditation on a Theme by John Blow, Antiphonal Fanfare "Greetings to a City", Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, Things to Come: Suite. Welcome to the Queen and Theme and Cadenza)
DECCA 470186-2 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original CD release: ARGO 443170-2) (1994)

Timothy Hugh (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Music for Strings and 2 Studies)
NAXOS 8.553383 (1997)

Arto Noras (cello)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Colour Symphony, Things to Come: Suite, 2 Piano Concerto, Adam Zero: Ballet, Discourse and Christopher Columbus: Suite)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 586589-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3342) (1977)

Shauna Rolston (cello)/Uri Mayer/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
( + Fauré: Élégie, Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Dvořák: Silent Woods and Morawetz: Memorial to Martin Luther King)
CBC SMC 5105 (1991)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Benjamin Britten/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Britten: Cello Symphony)
INTAGLIO INCD 7151 (1992) ▼

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Colour Symphony and The Enchantrss)
CHANDOS CHAN 10221 (2004)
(original CD release: Chandos CHAN 8818 (1991)

Baraza for Piano, Orchestra and Men’s Voices (from the film "Men of Two Worlds") (1945)

Eileen Joyce (piano)/Muir Mathieson/National Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Colour Symphony, Introduction & Allegro and Things to Come: Suite)
DUTTON CDLXT 2501 (1995)

Silvia Cápová (piano)/Adriano/Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir/Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + suites from the films: Christopher Columbus, Seven Waves Away and Men of Two Worlds)
MARCO POLO 8.223315 (1990)

Theme and Cadenza (Memorial Concert) for Violin and Orchestra (1949)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Arthur Bliss/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Theme & Cadenza, Paganini/Kreisler Concerto in D major and solo pieces by Hummel, Debussy, Bazzini and Hubay)
BEULAH 6PD10 (2009)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5166) (1956)

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CLAUDE CHAMPAGNE
(1891-1965)

Born in Montreal. He received his musical education at the Dominion College of Music and the Conservatoire National de Montréal and went for further studies in Paris with André Gedalge, Charles Koechlin and Raoul Laparra. Served for many years as teacher and director in Montreal training a long list of incipient composers. His other major works for orchestra include Symphonie Gaspésienne, Altitudes and the early symphonic poem "Hercule et Omphale."

Piano Concerto (1950)

Neil Chotem (piano)/Roland Leduc/CBC Radio Orchestra (Montreal) (rec. 1950)
( + Adaskin: Suite for Orchestra)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 17 (LP)

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ARTHUR BENJAMIN
(1893-1960)

Born in Sydney. He went to England in 1911 to study with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music and also had lessons with Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946, composer of a Symphony in A minor) and Frederic Cliffe. After World War I he taught and conducted in Australia, England, Canada and the USA. He settled permanently in England after World War II. He excelled in light orchestral music but also composed, in addition to the works listed below a Symphony and a Violin Concerto. nd

Piano Concerto "Quasi una fantasia" (1949)

Lamar Crowson (piano)/Arthur Benjamin/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertino)
EVEREST EVC9029 (1996)
(original LP release: EVEREST 3020) (1959)


Violin Concerto (1931)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Elegy, Waltz and Toccata and Romantic Fantasy)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)



Piano Concertino (1927)

Lamar Crowson (piano)/Arthur Benjamin/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concero)
EVEREST EVC9029 (1996)
(original LP release: EVEREST 3020) (1959)


Elegy, Waltz and Toccata (Viola Concerto) for Viola and Orchestra (1943)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Romantic Fantasy)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)



Romantic Fantasy for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1938)

Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola)/Izler Solomon/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky: Suite Italienne and encores by Glière, Wieniawski, Falla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sgambatti and Brahms)
RCA GOLD SEAL 90266176229 (1997)
(original US LP release: RCA LM-2149) (1956)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Elegy, Waltz and Toccata)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)

Benjamin Schmid (Violin)/Daniel Raiskin (Viola)/Lior Shambadal/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Concerto for Violin and Viola and Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet and Viola)
ARTE NOVA 898260 (2007)


Harmonica Concerto (1953)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Basil Cameron/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Jamaican Rumba and Vaughan Williams: Romance, Chagrin: Roumanian Fantasy and other works arranged for harmonica and orchestra)
EMI CDM 764134-2 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA S1023) (1954)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Morton Gould/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Arnold: Harmonica Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Romance, Milhaud: Suite and Gershwin: Merry Andrew, etc.)
RCA RED SEAL GL42747 (LP) (1969)

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SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS
(1893-1981)

Born in London into a distinguished musical family of Belgian descent. Had training at music schools in Bruges and Liverpool before attending the Royal College of Music where his teachers of composition were Charles Stanford and Charles Wood. He had a distinguished career as a conductor in England, Australia and America. He composed a number of works for orchestra including 2 Symphonies, Sinfonietta and Concertos for Piano and Violin (both entitled "Phantasy Concerto")

Phantasy Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 60 (1944)

Richard Hickox/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOD CHSA 5068 (2009)


Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (1927)

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

Leon Goossens (oboe)/Walter Susskind/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Elgar: Soliloquy, Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto, Handel: Oboe Concerto No. 1, Mozart: Quartetfor Oboe & Strings and encores by J.S. Bach, Franck and Kreisler)
PEARL GEMM 9281 (1997)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 348) (1977)

Guy Henderson (oboe)/Robert Pikler/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson Sinfonietta and Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
RCA GOLD SEAL GL 40542 (LP) (1971)

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

Joel Marangella (oboe)/Vernon Handley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Tam O’Shanter and Concert Piece)
ABC CLASSICS 462 014-2 (1998)

Concert Piece for 2 Harps, Oboe, Cor Anglais and Orchestra, Op. 65 (1958)

Joel Marangella (oboe and cor anglais)/ Jane Geeson & Sebastien Lipman (harps)/Vernon Handley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Tam O’Shanter and Oboe Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 462 014-2 (1998)

Concertino for Double String Orchestra, Op. 47 (1928)

Vernon Handley/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Fantasia for 9 Wind Instruments)
ABC CLASSICS 8.770013 (1993)

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HERBERT HOWELLS
(1892-1983)

Born in Lyndley, Gloucestershire. After stydying locally with Herbert Brewer, he attended the Royal College of Musicwhere his instructors were Stanford, Parry, Walter Parrat, Walford Davies and Charles Wood. He was appointed to that school as a teacher of composition and held this post for more than 40 years. He also became music director of the St. Paul’s Girls’ School (succedding Holst) and professor of music at the University of London. His best-known composition is "Hymnus Paradisi" for chorus and orchestra but he wrote much else in various genres including other large-scale choral works and pieces for orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments and he is well represented on recordings.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 (1914, completed by John Rutter)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Penguinski)
CHANDOS CHAN 9874 (2000)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 39 (1925)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Penguinski)
CHANDOS CHAN 9874 (2000)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings and 3 Dances for Violin & Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

Elegy for Solo Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 15 (1917)

Helen Callus (viola)/Mark Taddei/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto,Walton: Viola Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Suite)
ASV CDDCA1181 (2006)

Herbert Downes (viola)/Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Merry Eye, Music for a Prince, Procession and George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad. The Banks of Greenwillow, 2 English Idylls and Warlock: An Old Song and Hadley: One Morning in Spring)
LYRITA SRCD.245 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.69) (1975)

Matthew Souter (viola)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto for String Orchestra and Serenade for String Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9161 (1993)

Concerto for String Orchestra (1938)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hymnus Paradisi)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 567119-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3020) (1974)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and 3 Dances for Violin & Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Elegy and Serenade for String Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9161 (1993)

Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1937)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Norman del Mar/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Hymnus Paradisi)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 5691982 (1997)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + King’s Herald, Paradise Rondel, Threnody, Pastoral Rhapsody and Procession)
CHANDOS CHAN 9410 (1995)

Threnody for Cello and Orchestra (1930’s, orch. Christopher Palmer, 1992)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + King’s Herald, Paradise Rondel, Fantasia, Pastoral Rhapsody and Procession)
CHANDOS CHAN 9410 (1995)

Three Dances for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7 (1915)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Orchestra "The B’s" and In Green Ways)
CHANDOS CHAN 9557 (1997)

Malcolm Stewart (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for String Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

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FRANK HUTCHENS
(1892-1965)

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He went to England for training at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay and stayed on as an instructor for several years. He then went to Sydney where he was appointed a professor at the New South Wales Conservatory of Music. He was also a conductor and half of a piano duo with his fellow composer Lindley Evans. Most of his output consists of small-scale works for solo instruments or voice but there is also a Ballade for Orchestra and Airmail Palestine for voice and orchestra.

Phantasy Concerto in D-flat for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1940-43)

Wendy Pomeroy and Stephen Dornan (pianos)/Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Evans: Idyll and Antill: The Unknown Land)
ABC RRCS-381 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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ALEC ROWLEY
(1892-1958)

Born in London. He studied composition with Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a concert pianist specializing in duets and taught at the Trinity College of Music. He wrote a series of miniature concertos for piano, violin, cello and organ with amateur or educational purposes in mind but also wrote a 2nd Piano Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra and 3 Idylls for Piano and Orchestra as well as chamber and solo instrumental pieces .

Concerto (No. 1) in D major for Piano, Strings and Percussion, Op. 49 (1938)

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darnton: Piano Concertino, Gerhard: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

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CHARLES WILLIAMS
(1893-1978)

Born in London (as Isaac Cozerbreit).He began his musical career as a freelance violinist playing with various types of orchestras and then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Norman O’Neill. He became one of the premiere composers and conductors of light orchestral music and scored many motion pictures and radio shows.

The Dream of Olwen (from the movie "While I Live") (1947)

Daniel Adni (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient -excerpts)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3523922 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3862) (1980)

Arthur Dulay (piano)/Charles Williams and His Concert Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, RÓZSA: spellbound Concerto, Bliss: Things to Come: Suite and other film score excerpts by Morey and Brodszky)
NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120597 (2002)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Evans: Idyll, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Prionnsias O'Duinn/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto: Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Herrmann: Concerto Macabre, Rota: Legend of the Glass Mountain, Beaver: Portrait of Isla, Pennario: Midnight on thev Cliffs and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient - excerpts)
NAXOS 8.554323 (1998)

Leo Litwin (piano)/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody and excerpts from film scores by Rózsa, Raksin, Tiomkin, North, Miller, Auric and Provost)
RCA VICTOR 60392-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-2380) (1960)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Miklos Rózsa/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto and encores by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Sinding and Rachmaninoff)
CAPITOL SP-8494 (LP) (1959)

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MAURICE BLOWER
(1894-1982)

Born in Surrey. He studied at the RAF School of Music with Sir Walford Davies and received his musical doctorate at Oxford under Harold Darke. He was associated with the Petersfield Music Festival for 40 years and founded the Rake Choir. The bulk of his compositional output consisted of works for choirs and part songs and a number of works for string orchestra.

Concerto for Horn and Strings (1953)

José Garcia Gutierrez(horn)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue for Horn and Strings, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings and Scott: Harpsichord Concerto)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)


Eclogue for Horn and Strings

José Garcia Gutierrez(horn)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings and Scott: Harpsichord Concerto)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)



ERNEST JOHN MOERAN
(1894-1950)

Born in Heston, Middlesex. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford and John Ireland. He was strongly influenced by English folksong as well as by the music of Vaughan Williams and Delius. In addition to the Concertos his major orchestral works are his Symphony in G minor, Sinfonietta and Serenade. He began a 2nd Symphony in E flat major in 1945 but only fragments of that score still exist.

Violin Concerto (1941)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + D. Coates: Violin Concerto)
DIVINE ART 27806 (2006)

John Georgiadis (violin)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra and Rhapsody No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.248 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.105) (1979)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Whythorne’s Shadow and Lonely Waters)
CHANDOS CHAN 10168 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8807) (1990)

Albert Sammons (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Serenade in G and Fantasy Quartet)
SYMPOSIUM 1201 (1999)

Cello Concerto (1945)

Piers Coetmore (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Sonata and Prelude)
LYRITA SRCD.299 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.) (1971)

Guy Johnston (cello)/JoAnn Falletta/Ulster Orchestra
( Serenade in G, Wythorne's Shadow and Lonely Waters)
NAXOS 8.573034 (2013)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto, Whythorne’s Shadow and Lonely Waters)
CHANDOS CHAN 10168 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8456) (1986)

Rhapsody in F sharp major for Piano and Orchestra (1943)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony and G minor and Overture to a Masque)
CHANDOS CHAN 10169 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8639 (1989)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/JoAnn Falletta/Ulster Orchestra
( Rhapsodies Nos 1 and 2, Overture for a Masque and In the Mountain Country)
NAXOS 8.573106 (2014)

John McCabe (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Rhapsody No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.248 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.91) (1977)

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WALTER THOMAS GAZE COOPER
(1895-1981)

Born in Long Eaton in Derbyshire. He studied with Frederick Moore and Benjamin Dale. At the Royal Academy of Music, he was a pupil of Arthur Eaglefield-Hull and Frederick Dawson. He founded and conducted the orchestra that eventually became the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and he taught at the Midland Conservatory of Music. A prolific composer, his output included nine symphonies, four piano concertos, concertos for violin, oboe, horn, double bass, bassoon and viola, two ballets, overtures and other orchestral works, an opera, chamber music. and songs

Concertino for Oboe and Strings, Op. 78 (1956)

John McDonaugh (oboe)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings, Milford: Suite for Oboe and Strings, Blower: Horn Concerto and Eclogue for Horn and Strings)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)

 

LINDLEY EVANS
(1895-1982)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. After initial musical studies there, he moved to Australia where he studied under Frank Hutchens at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. He then formed a piano duet with his teacher that lasted for 40 years. He also studied with Tobias Mathay in London. His compositions encompass various genres ranging from the large-scale "An Australian Symphony" for chorus and orchestra to instrumental miniatures and songs.

Idyll (Concerto) in E for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1943)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
(arr. for piano and Orchestra by Isador Goodman)
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 464 055-2) (1990)

Wendy Pomeroy and Stephen Dornan (pianos)/Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Hutchens: Phantasy Concerto and Antill: The Unknown Land)
ABC RRCS-381 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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GORDON JACOB
(1895-1984)

Born in Norwood, London. He was a student of Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells..and Charles Wood at the Royal College of Music. He later joined the staff of that institution and stayed for 40 years. He was an enormously prolific composer but seems to have gained greater fame as an arranger and orchestrator. He wrote 2 numbered Symphonies and a Symphony for Strings (1943), York Symphony for Brass (1970), Sinfonia Brevis (1974), and 3 Sinfoniettas (1943, 1950 and 1954) as well as many Concertos for almost all instruments.

Viola Concerto No.1 in C minor (1925 rev. 1976)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto No. 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Viola Concerto No.2 with String Orchestra) (1979)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto No. 1, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Piano Concertino (1954)

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

Concerto for Flute and Strings (1951)

Alexa Still (flute)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Flute Concerto No. 1 and Musgrave: Orfeo II)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7140 (1995) 

Concerto for Horn and Strings (1951)

Sören Hermansson (horn)/Edvard Tjivzjel/Umeå Sinfonietta
( + Atterberg: Horn Concerto, Larsson: Horn Concertino, Seiber:Notturno and Reger: Scherzino)
BIS CD-376 (1993)

David Pyatt (horn)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1994)
( + Bowen: Horn Concerto, Arnold: Horn Concerto No. 2, Gipps: Horn Concerto and Vinter: Hunter’s Moon)
LYRITA SRCD.316 (2007)

Concerto No. 1 for Oboe and Strings (1933)

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

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings (1947)

Robert Thompson (bassoon)/Geoffrey Simon/English Chamber Orchestra
( + J. Andriessen: Bassoon Concertino and Downey: The Edge of Space)
CHANDOS CHAN 9278 (1994)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1033) (1981)

Concerto for Three Hands on One Piano (1969)

Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith (pianos)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Arnold: Concerto for Phyllis and Cyril and Bliss: Two Piano Concerto)
HMV GREENSLEEVES ESD 7065 LP) (1970)

Trombone Concerto (1955)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Grant Llwelyn/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Howarth: Trombone Concerto and Orchestra and Bourgeois: Trombone Concerto)
BIS CD-658 (1995)

Warwick Tyrell (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto, Bracanin: Trombone Concerto and Currie: Tumbling Strain)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4764234 (2011)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 438825 (1993)

Little Concerto for Double Bass and Strings (1973)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Susanna Candlin/I Musicanti
( + works for double bass and piano by L. Berkeley, A.Bush, D. Ellis, E. Lutyens, E. Maconchy, J. McCabe, Thomas Pitfield, A. Reynolds and John Walton)

MERIDIAN CDE 84550 (2008)

Mini-Concerto for Clarinet (1980)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra Seattle
( + Cooke: Clarinet Concerto and Rawsthorne: Clarinet Concerto)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55069 (2002)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66031 (1982)


Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra (ed. by J. White) (1977)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Three Pieces for Viola and Orchestra (orch. by G. Parlett) (1930/2010)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Suite for Recorder and Strings (1959)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Kennrth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Babell: Recorder Concerto, Baston: Recorder Concerto No. 2 and Handel: Organ Concerto, Op. 4 No. 6 (transcribed for recorder)
PHILIPS 340102 (2004)  
(original LP release: PHILIPS 411 056-2) (1983)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Jean Thorel/City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
( Arnold: Recorder Concerto and Concerto Incantato)
OUR RECORDINGS SACD 6220606 (2012)


Passacaglia Stereophonica (1960)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra and 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)

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HUMPHREY PROCTER-GREGG
(1895-1980)

Born in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. After initial studies at King William’s College and Cambridge, he attended the Royal College of Music where he was taught by Stanford, Charles Wood and Julius Harrison. Most of his musical career was devoted to administration of opera companies and teaching but he also composed, in addition to the Clarinet Concerto, piano music, sonatas for violin, oboe and clarinet and songs.

Clarinet Concerto (c.1940)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, Lucas: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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ROBERTO GERHARD
(1896-1970)

Born in Valls, Catalonia, Spain. Studied in Barcelona with Enrique Granados and Felipe Pedrell and later took master classes with Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna. He settled in England at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939) and remained there for the rest of his life. He wrote 4 Symphonies and left a 5th unfinished as well as other works for orchestra besides the Concertos.

Concerto for Piano and Strings (1950)

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darnton: Piano Concertino, Rowley: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

Geoffrey Tozer (piano)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Epithalamion))
CHANDOS CHAN 9556 (1997)

Violin Concerto (1942-3, rev. 1945, 1949)

Olivier Charlier (violin)Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9599 (1998)

Yfrah Neaman (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
LYRITA SRCD.274 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 701) (1972)

Harpsichord Concerto (1956)

Geoffrey Tozer (harpsichord)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony "Homenaje a Pedrell")
CHANDOS CHAN 9693 (1998)

Concerto for Orchestra (1965)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9694 (1999)

Concertino for Strings, Op. 12 (1927)

Jürgen Bruns/Berlin Chamber Symphony
( + Weill: Symphony No. 2 and Goldschmidt: Suite)
EDA 18 (2003)

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MARGARET SUTHERLAND
(1897-1984)

Born in Adelaide. She studied composition with Fritz Hart at the Marshall-Hall Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne and continued her musical education at home as well as in London (with Arnold Bax) and Vienna. She gained significant fame as a pianist, teacher and composer. Her catalogue contains operas, ballets, incidental music and works for orchestra, solo instruments and an especially large amount of chamber music. A Piano Concertino (1940), a Concertante for Oboe, Strings and Percussion (1961) and a Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (1962) are her other concerto works that have not been recorded.

Violin Concerto (1954)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Concerto Grosso and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original LP release: FESTIVAL SFC-80020) (1976)

Concerto for Strings (1949)

Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Violin Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original non-commercial LP release: ABC AC 1008) (1975)

Concerto Grosso for Violin, Viola, Keyboard Instrument and String Orchestra (1958)

Sybil Copeland (violin)/John Glickman (viola)/Max Cooke (harpsichord)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Concerto for Strings and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original non-commercial LP release: ABC RRCS-387) (1975)

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DOUGLAS COATES
(1898-1974)

Born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. He was self-taught in composition and pursued a career as an organist and choirmaster but earned his living working for a bank. The failure of his compositions to make an impact caused him to destroy his work (including the Violin Concerto) and give up composing completely. His other compositions were works for chorus, orchestra, organ, piano, military and brass band.

Violin Concerto in D major (1934)

Colin Sauer (violin)/Sir Charles Groves/BBC Northern Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Moeran: Violin Concerto)
DIVINE ART 27806 (2006)

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DOROTHY HOWELL
(1898-1992)

Piano Concerto in D Minor (1923)

Valentina Seferinova (piano)/Toby Purser/Orion Symphony Orchestra
( + Scott: Harpsichord Concerto, Elkrington: Out of the Mist and Jadassohn: Serenade No. 3)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9041CD (2012)



SOPHIE-CARMEN ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ
(1899-1974)

Born in Moscow. Her earliest musical training came from her mother who was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein. She later studied at the Paris Conservatory where her teachers included Vincent d’Indy and Alfred Brun. She pursued a career as a violin virtuoso and studied composition in Berlin with Max Trapp before settling in Canada in 1953. She wrote 3 Symphonies and 2 other Piano Concertos, a Concerto for Orchestra and a Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Clarinet and Bassoon.

Piano Concerto No. 3 (Symphony-Concerto) (1967)

Anton Kuerti (piano)/Alexander Brott/CBC Festival Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concerto No. 2, Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-3175) (1968)

Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Clarinet, Bassoon and Strings and Timpani (1949)

Philip Collins (trumpet)/James Morton (clarinet)/Richard Corey (bassoon)/Mario Bernardi/National Arts Centre Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: CBC: SM 272) (1976)

Markantes Stück for 2 Pianos and Orchestra) (1946-50)

S.C. Eckhardt-Grammaté and Hans Weber (pianos)/Wilhelm Schüchter/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concerto No. 3, Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)

Basson Concerto (1950)

Vincent Ellin (bassoon)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + MacDonald: Violin Concerto and Matthews: Between the Wings of the Earth)
BIS CD-698 (1998)

Capriccio Concertante (1940)

Kazuhiro Koizumi/Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1 and Glinka: Kamarinskaya)
CBC SMCD 5089 (1990)

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WILLIAM LOVELOCK
(1899-1986)

Born in London. Studied there at the Trinity School of Music and became a member of its faculty. He came to Australia in 1956 to become director of the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music. He composed a Symphony, Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra and Concertos for a variety of instruments.

Saxophone Concerto No. 1 (1963)

Kevin Murphy (saxophone)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1972)
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 2, Bass Tuba Concerto, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Saxophone Concerto No. 2 (1973)

Peter Clinch (saxophone)/George Logie-Smith Astra Chamber Orchestra( + Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto, Barnard: Saxophone Sonata, Gross: Saxophone Quintet and D'Ombrain & Clinch: Introspections)
DIVERSIONS 24120 (2006)
(original LP release: W&G BS5667) (1975)

Peter Clinch (saxophone)/Verdon Williams/Strings of West Australian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 1, Bass Tuba Concerto, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Bass Tuba Concerto (1967)

Vincent Fryer (bass tuba)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1977)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Peter Whish-Wilson (tuba)/David Stanhope/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Wilder: Tuba Suite No. 1, Kenny: Tuba Concerto and Danielsson: Concertante)
ABC CLASSICS ABC 4765251 (2006)

Flute Concerto (1961)

Vernon Hill (flute)/Leonard Dommett/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Hill: Piano Concerto and Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto)
FESTIVAL FC 80026 (LP) (1972)

Horn Concerto

Stanley Fry (horn)/Myer Fredman/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Bass Tuba Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Trumpet Concerto (1968)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concertos by Tomasi, Mills, Arutyunyan, Bellini, Haydn, Hummel, Cimarosa. Weber and Arban {some transcribed from other instruments})
ABC CLASSICS 982 6976 (2 CDs) (2005)

John Robertson (trumpet)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Hanson: Trumpet Concerto)
RCA (Australia) SL16371 (LP) (1968)

Trombone Concertino (1965)

Ian Hanckey (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Wind and Percussion aand R. Hanson: Trombone Concerto)
ABC AC 1007 (non-commercial LP) (1976)

Jason Redman (trombone)/Wilfred Lehmann/Strings of Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Bass Tuba Concerto, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Viola Concerto (c.1979)

László Vidak (viola)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1979)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Bass Tuba Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (1981)

Una Morgan (harp)/John Curro/Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Bass Tuba Concerto)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra (1968)

Robert Broughen (organ)/Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1)
RCA (Australia) VRL 1-0129 (LP) (1976)

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ALAN BUSH
(1900-1995)

Born in Dulwich, London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay and had private lessons with John Ireland. Taught for 30 years at the Royal Academy and was very active in social causes. He composed 4 Symphonies. His other major orchestral works are a Piano Concerto (with baritone and male choir), Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra and "Africa" for piano and orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1948)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Norman Del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + 6 Short Pieces and Dialectic)
CLAUDIO CB5151-2 (2002)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66138) (1985)

Variations, Nocturne and Finale on an English Sea-Song for Piano and Orchestra (1962)

David Wilde (piano)/John Snashall/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Delius: Double Concerto)
PRT PVCD8372 (1987)
(original LP release: PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC14073) (1966)

Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra (1952)

Raphael Wallfisch/(cello)/Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Brian: Cello Concerto and Bowen: Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7263 (2 CDs) (2011)

 

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COLIN McPHEE
(1900-1964)

Born in Toronto. Studied at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Maryland) with Harold Randolph and Gustav Strube and had further lessons with Paul Le Flem in Paris and Edgard Varèse in New York. Spent the 1930’s in Bali and utilized its gamelan music in his own compositions with "Tabuh-Tabuhan" becoming his most famous work. His 1st Symphony is not extant and his 3rd Symphony was not completed. There were also 2 early Piano Concerto but neither of these survives.

Concerto for Piano and 8 Winds (1929)

Stephen Drury (piano)/Dennis Russel Davies/Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Balinese Ceremonial Music and Nocturne)
MUSIC MASTERS 01612-67159-2 (1996)

Grant Johannesen (piano)/wind ensemble
( + Sessions:Quartet No. 2)
COLUMBIA ML-5105 (LP) (c. 1955)

Concerto for Wind Orchestra (1960)

Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Tabuh-Tabahan, Transitions and Nocturne)
CBC SM 5181 (1998)

Tabuh-Tabuhan – Toccata for Two Pianos, Orchestra and Exotic Percussion (1936)

John Alley and Elizabeth Burley (pianos)/Leonard Slatkin/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Balinese Ceremonial Music and Britten: Prince of the Pagoda: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10111 (2003)

Peter Basquin and Christopher Oldfeather (pianos)/Dennis Russel Davies/Amedrican Composers’ Orchestra
( + Harrison: Suite and Ung: Inner Voices)
ARGO 444560-2

anonymous pianists/Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Sessions: The Black Maskers and Thomson: Symphony No. 1 and Feast of Love)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434310-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90103) (c. 1960)

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WILLIAM BUSCH
(1901-1945)

Born in London, the son of German immigrants. He went to New York for studies and then to Germany where his composition teacher was Hugo Leichtentritt. He finished his musical education in London with Mabel Lander for piano and with Alan Bush, John Ireland and Bernard Van Dieren for composition. His professional career was basically divided between teaching at the Highgate School in London and working as a pianist. Illness gave him more time for composition towards the end of his life and he left an unfinished Violin Concerto as well as songs, chamber and instrumental works.

Piano Concerto in F major (1939)

Piers Lane (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.320 (2007)

Cello Concerto (1940-1)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.320 (2007)

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GERALD FINZI
(1901-1956)

Born in London. As a teenager he studied privately with Ernest Farrar and Edward Bairstow and then in his next decade took counterpoint with R.O. Morris. He joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Music but kept this post only for 3 years before relocating to Berkshire where he devoted most of the rest of his life to composing. He was the founder and conductor of the Newbury String Players. His catalogue is made up of choral, vocal and orchestral works that have become very popular in recent years. He is considered one of England’s greatest composers of art songs. Other large-scale orchestra works such as a Symphony and Piano Concerto were started but never completed.

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 40 (1951-5)

Tim Hugh (cello)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Eclogue and Grand Fantasia & Toccata)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.236 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.112) (1979)

Rafael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10425 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8471) (1986)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings in C minor, Op. 31 (1948-9)

Dimitry Ashkenazy (clarinet)/Jonathan Nott/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Bozza: Clarinet Concerto)
PAN CLASSICS PAN 510107 (1998)

David Campbell (clarinet)/Nick Collon/Aurora Orchestra
( + C. Davis: Concerto Hungarica and Fitkin: Agnostic)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0057 (2008)

James Campbell (clarinet)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Dies Natalis, Let us Now Garlands Bring and Romance)
CBC SM-5204 (2000)

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

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Dies Natalis and Farewell To Arms)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 790718-2 (1989)

John Denman (clarinet)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.236 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Margaret Donaghue (clarinet)/Thomas M. Sleeper/Russe (Bulgaria)Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Brahms: Clarinet Sonata and R. Strauss: Romance)
CENTAUR 2453 (2000)

Alan Hacker (clarinet)/William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Love’s Labours Lost: Suite, Eclogue, Romance and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Bryden Thomson /BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Introit and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow, Leigh: Harpsichord Concertino and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

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

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

Andrew Marriner (clarinet)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Eclogue and Nocturne)
DECCA 4737192 (2003)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 454438) (1997)

George MacDonald (clarinet)/ Steuart Bedford/Northern Sinfonia
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Mourant: The Pied Piper)
ASV LIVING ERA CDDCA 787 (1993)

Robert Plane (clarinet)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles, Romance, Introit and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter (leader)/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + 5 Bagatelles and Ashmore: Four Seasons and Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2-RC (1991)

Sarah Williamson (clarinet)/Alan Curtis /Orchestra of the Swan
( + Romance for Strings, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Appalachian Spring)
SOMM SOMM 244 (2010)


Concerto for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin (1925-7)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10425 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9888) (2001)

Introit in F major for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin, Op. 6 (originally slow movement of above work, 1925, rev. 1942)

Rodney Friend (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.84) (1978)

Leslie Hatfield (violin)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles, Romance and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Gerald Jarvis (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1969)
( + Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow, Leigh: Harpsichord Concertino and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

Simon Standage (violin)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + In Terra Pax, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice and Magnificat)
ARGO ZRG909 (LP) (1979)

Eclogue in F major for Piano and Strings, Op. 10 (1920s, rev. 1940s)

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

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1, Britten: Piano Concerto and Ireland: Legend)
CBC SM 5208 (2001)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Grand Fantasia & Toccata)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Martin Jones (piano)/ William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love’s Labours Lost: Suite, Romance and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Peter Katin (piano)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.92) (1977)

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

Piers Lane (piano)/Nicholas Daniel/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Nocturne)
DECCA 4737192 (2003)

Joshua Pierce (piano)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten:Young Apollo, Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix and R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite)
KLEOS KL5137 (2006)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Ferguson: Piano Concerto and Amore Langueo)
EMI CDM 7 64738 2 (2001)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49627 2) (1987)

Grand Fantasia and Toccata for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 (c. 1928, rev. 1953)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Eclogue)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Richard Hickox/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Intimations of Immortality)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 7 64720 2 (1993)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49913 2) (1989)

Peter Katin (piano)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Introit, Eclogue, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.92) (1977)

Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 23a (arr. Lawrence Ashmore)

Robert Plane (clarinet)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Clarinet Concerto, Romance, Introit and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter (leader)/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Clarinet Concerto and Ashmore: Four Seasons and Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2-RC (1991)

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VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
(1901-1947)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. He received his musical education at Oxford and the Royal College of Music where Adrian Boult was his conducting teacher. He taught in both England and South Africa and later became an administrator at
the BBC. His fame rests solely on the Carol Symphony but he wrote a considerable amount of other music during his brief life. Most of his orchestral music is of the short and light variety but there is also the more substantial Symphony for Small Orchestra from 1947, South African Suite and Variations, Intermezzo and Finale.

The Young Idea (rhapsody for piano and orchestra) (1928)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Phillips: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7206 (2008)

 

EDMUND RUBBRA
(1901-1986)

Born in Northampton, Northamptonshire. His musical education started at Reading University and then he went to the Royal College of Music where Gustav Holst and R.O. Morris were among his teachers. He also received some instruction from Ralph Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres with an emphasis on Symphonies and choral music. In addition, he was a chamber musician and teacher. His 11 Symphonies are his most important orchestral works and there is also a Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto in G major, Op. 85 (1956)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Vernon Handley/ London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 5 and Soliloquy)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 91932 (1997)

Denis Matthews (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Piano Concerto and Prelude and Fugue)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS  CDM 574781 (2001) 
(original LP release: HMV CLP1164) (1958) 

Violin Concerto, Op. 103 (1959)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
CONIFER CDCF 225 (1994)

Krysia Osostowicz (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557591 (2005)

Carl Pini (violin)/David Measham/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto)
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9056 (1986)

Viola Concerto in A major, Op. 75 (1952)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CONIFER CDCF 225 (1994)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn and Walton: Viola Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67587 (2007)

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 (1936)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1 and A Tribute)
CHANDOS CHAN 9538 (1997)


Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89 (1956)

Sidney Harth (violin)/Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Bliss:Discourse for Orchestra, Arnold: Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra and Addison: Trumpet Concerto)
FIRST EDITION FECD 1904 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE 57-6) (1957)

Krysia Osostowicz (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557591 (2005)

Soliloquy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 57
(1943-4)

Rohan de Saram (cello)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 8)
LYRITA SRCD.234 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.119 (1980)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Christopher Finzi/ Newbury String Players
(included in compendium "The British Cello Phenomenon")
CELLO CLASSICS CC1010 (2 CDs) (2004)

Raphael Sommer (cello)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 91932 (1997)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Murrill: Cello Concerto No. 2, Haydn Wood: Philharmonic Variations and Dyson: Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne)
WHITE LINE CDWHL 2153 (2004)

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SIR WILLIAM WALTON
(1902-1983)

Born in Oldham, Lancashire. Studied at Oxford but was basically self-taught in composition. Had the patronage of the highly influential Sitwell family and achieved early fame with his settings of Edith Sitwell’s "Façade." His early unconventionality of style later turned conservative and he developed into one of the leading composers in the accepted British tradition. In addition to the Concertos, he wrote 2 Symphonies and a number of shorter works for orchestra. He also wrote marches for the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II that were worthy successors to the marches of Elgar and brilliant scores for the Shakespearean films of Sir Laurence Olivier.

Violin Concerto (1938-9)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9173 (2010)
( + Symphony No. 1)
ALTO ALC1130 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1338 (1992)


Sergej Azizian (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Copenhagen Philharmonic
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
CLASSICO CLASSCD233 (1999)

Joshua Bell (violin)/David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Bloch: Baal Shem)
DECCA ORIGINALS 4757710 (2006)
(original CD release: DECCA 452 851-2) (1997)

Thomas Bowes (violin)/Joseph Swensen/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Henry V-2 Pieces for Strings, Barber: Violin Concerto and Adagio for Strings)
SIGNUM SIGCD 238(2011)

Iona Brown (violin)/Sir Edward Downes/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Viola Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 15656 917132 (1997)

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6601 (1973)

James Ehnes (violin)/Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Korngold: Violin Concerto)
ONYX CLASSICS ONYX4016 (2007)

Zino Francescatti (violin)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Façade Suite No. 1, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Capriccio Burlesco)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA MS-6201) (1959)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 7642022 (1992)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3483 (1978)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir Eugene Goossens/Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110939 (2000)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Castelnuovo Tedesco: Violin Concerto No. 2, Saint-Saens: Havanaise and Sinding: Suite)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111367 (2011)
(original US LP release: RCA LM 1121) (1950)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554325 (1999)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY 5628132 (2004)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 49628 (1987)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Scapino)
DECCA 444114-2 (1996)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir William Walton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Viola Concerto and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968944-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2542 (1970)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmoni Orchestra
( + Violin Sonata and 2 Pieces for Violin and Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9073 (1992)

Kurt Nikkanen (violin)/William Boughton/New Haven Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NIMBUS NI 6119 (2010)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/James Judd/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Henry V: Suite and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
HARMONIA MUNDI USA HMU907070 (1992)

Berl Senofsky (violin)/Sir William Walton/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Partita for Orchestra, Symphony No.1 and Henry V: Touch her soft lips …. and The Death of Falstaff)
BRIDGE 9193 (2 CDs) (2003)

Akiko Suwanai (violin)/Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS 4706222 (2003)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Yuri Simonov/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Brustad: Violin Concerto No. 4)
SIMAX PSC1185 (2000)

Gigory Zhislin (violin)/Vladimir Fedoseyev/Moscow Radui Television Symphony Orchestra

( + Auric: Overture)
MELODIYA C10-17527 (LP) (1983)


Viola Concerto (1928-9, rev. 1961)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet & Viola, Romance and Kol Nidrei)
RCA RED SEAL 63292 (2001)

Helen Callus (viola)/Mark Taddei/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Suite and Howells: Elegy)
ASV CDDCA1181 (2006)

Paul Doktor (viola)/Sir Edward Downes/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher)
CBS 72677 (LP) (1968)

Karen Dreyfus (viola)/Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McKinley: Viola Concerto No. 3)
MMC RECORDINGS 2047 (1997)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sonata for Strings and Variations on a Theme by Hindemith)
CHANDOS CHAN 9106 (1993)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC National Orchestra of Wales rec. 1994)

( + Ireland: Piano Concerto, Epic March and Puw: Onyt Agoraf y Drws)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM295 (2008)

Nigel Kennedy (viola)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY 5628132 (2004)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 49628 (1987)

Tatjana Masurenko (viola)/Gary Walker/NDR Radio Philharmonic
( + Britten: Lachrymae and Beamish: Viola Concerto)
COVIELLO COV 30507 (2006)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (viola)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968944-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2542 (1970)

Paul Neubauer (viola)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original release: DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 {2 CDs}) (2005)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Rubbra: Viola Concerto and Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn)
HYPERION CDA67587 (2007)

William Primrose (viola)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher)
PHILIPS ABL 3045 (LP) (1954)

William Primrose (viola)/Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
(rec. 1946)
( + Violin Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
AVID AMSC604 (2004)

Frederick Riddle (viola)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1937)
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Belshazzar’s Feast)
PEARL GEM 0171 (2002)

Peter Schidlof (viola)/Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Violin Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 15656 917132 (1997)

Lars Anders Tomter (viola)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Symphony No. 2 and Johannesburg Festival Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.553402 (1996)

Maxim Vengerov (viola)/Mstislav Rostropovich/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
EMI 557510-2 (2003)

Cello Concerto (1956)

Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello)/Zuohuang Chen/Iceland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2002
( + Khachaturian: Cello Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 737 (2013)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: DECCA 443 450-2) (1993)

Pierre Fournier (cello)/Sir William Walton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1959)
( + Coronation Te Deum, Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (excerpts) and The Twelve)
BBC LEGENDS 4098-2 (2002)

Lynn Harrell (cello)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
EMI CDS 7 54572 2 (1992)

Tim Hugh (cello)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554325 (1999)

Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)/Sir Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Crown Imperial, Anniversary Fanfare and Orb and Sceptre)
CHANDOS CHAN 24110 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS ABRD 1007) (1979)

Mark Kosower (cello)/James De Preist/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
( + Henry V: Suite, Violin Sonata and 3 Canzone Senza Parole)
DELOS DE 3342 (2006)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 454 442-2) (1997)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto)
SONY THETA SMK89712 (2001)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS MK 39541) (1985)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)/André Previn/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto)
ORFEO C621 061A (2005)

Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)/Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 66375 (2005)
(original US LP release: RCA LM 2109) (1959)

Janos Starker (cello)/Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto and Delius: Caprice and Elegy)
RCA RED SEAL 61695-2 (1997)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto, Scapino and Portsmouth Point.)
EMI FORTE 573371-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: ASD2924) (1973)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1967)
( + Holst: Hammersmith and Berkeley: Magnigficat)
INTAGLIO INCD 7281 (1994) ▼

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita for Orchestra, Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten and Passacaglia for Solo Cello)
CHANDOS CHAN 8958 (1991)

Jamie Walton (cello)/Alexander Briger/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1)
SIGNUM SIGCD220 (2010)

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)/Jeffrey Tate/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Passacaglia, Bloch: Suite No.1, Ligeti: Sonata and Britten: Ciaconna from Cello Suite No.2).
ONYX CLASSICS ONYX 4042 (2009)

 

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1926-7, rev. 1943)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, A History of English Speaking Peoples: March and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.553869  (1999)

Peter Katin (piano)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for Children, Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino, Siesta, Capriccio Burlesca and The Quest)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.49) (1971)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Jan Latham-König/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade Suites, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta and Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1994)

Phyllis Sellick (piano)/Sir William Walton/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
AVID 604 (2004)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH128) (1970)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Vernon Handley/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto and Bridge: Phantasm)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7223 (2009)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 175) (1990)

Two Pieces (Canzonetta and Scherzo) for Violin and Orchestra (1951, orch. C. Palmer)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmoni Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 9073 (1992)

Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra (1972)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia
( + L. Berkeley: Guitar Concerto and Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9963 (2001)

Christopher Parkening (guitar)/Andrew Litton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre)
EMI Classics CDC 54665 (1993)

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SIR LENNOX BERKELEY
(1903-1989)

Born in Boar’s Hill, Oxfordshire. After studies at Oxford he went to Paris for composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger. Worked successively at the BBC and then at the Royal Academy of Music where he taught for more than two decades. Composed prolifically in genres ranging from opera to solo instrumental music. He wrote many works for orchestra in addition to the Concertos including 4 Symphonies, Symphony for Strings and Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op. 29 (1947)
Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + M. Berkeley: Gethsemane Fragment and 4 Poems of St Teresa of Avila)
CHANDOS CHAN 10265 (2004)

David Wilde (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.250 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.94) (1978)

Two Piano Concerto, Op. 30 (1948)

Garth Beckett and Boyd McDonald (pianos)/Norman Del Mar/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.250 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.80) (1975)

Kathryn Stott and Howard Shelley (pianos)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales 
( + M. Berkeley:Concerto for Orchestra (Michael Berkeley) and Gregorian Variations)
CHANDOS CHAN 10408 (2007)


Violin Concerto, Op. 59 (1961)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Sir Adrian Boult/Menuhin Festival Orchestra
( + Williamson: Violin Concerto)
EMI 566121-2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2759) (1972)

Flute Concerto, Op. 36 (1952)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Alwyn: Flute Concerto, Dove: The Magic Flute Dances and Poulenc/Berkeley: Flute Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 10718 (2012)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flute Sonata and Flute Sonatina)
RCA RS9011 (LP) (1983)

Guitar Concerto, Op. 88 (1974)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia
( + Walton: 5 Bagatelles and Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9963 (2001)

Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 84 (1973)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 3 + Michael Berkeley: Oboe Concerto {Nicholas Daniel – oboe} and Secret Garden)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)

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ERIC FOGG
(1903-1939)

Born in Manchester. Initially taught music by his father, he later studied privately with Granville Bantock. He started composing at an early age and his ballet "Hansel and Gretel" and several other works were quite successfully received. He joined the BBC Northern Region as an accompanist and music director while continuing to compose until the end of his short life. Beyond the Bassoon Concerto there are a few small-scale orchestral pieces as well as chamber, instumental, choral and vocal works.

Bassoon Concerto in D major (1931)

Graham Salvage (bassoon)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Addison: Bassoon Concertino, Hope: Bassoon Concertino and Arthur Butterworth: Bassoon Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL 2132 (2001)

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BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT
(1903-1996)

Born in Hamburg. He studied composition with Franz Schreker at the University of Hamburg and had extensive experience as a conductor before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1935. During World War II he worked for the BBC while continuing his career as a conductor. He had composed steadily since his early years and built up a large catalogue that included operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. His music was "rediscovered" in his last years and a number of his major works were recorded. His other orchestral works include a Sinfonietta, Ciaconna Sinfonica and Greek Suite.

Violin Concerto (1933, rev. 1953-55)

Chantal Juillet (violin)/Berthold Goldschmidt/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

Cello Concerto (1953-4)

David Geringas (cello)/Matthias Hussmann/Magdeberg Philharmonic
( + Ciaconna Sinfonica and Chronica)
CPO 990227 (1995)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/Yakob Kreizberg/Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

Clarinet Concerto (1953-5)

Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Ma/Berthold Goldschmidt/Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

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LEIGHTON LUCAS
(1903-1982)

Born in London. He started his musical career as a teenager dancing for Diaghilev’ Ballets Russes and taught himself music. He then became a conductor of several ballet companies as well as his own orchestra and taught at the Royal Academy of Music. He composed several ballets as well as a Sinfonia Brevis, Cello Concerto, Concert Champêtre for Violin Concerto and other works in various genres.

Clarinet Concerto (1957)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, Proctor-Gregg: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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ROBIN MILFORD
(1903-1959)

Born in Oxford. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Holst, Vaughan Williams and R.O. Morris, He had some early success with performances of a number of his works but this did not last and he had to earn his living as a schoolteacher and as an inspector of pianola rolls. He was influenced and aided financially by Balfour Gardiner but, ultimately, his once-promising career faltered despite some occasional performances and encouragement from his good friends Finzi and Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres including an opera, several ballets, a Symphony, a Violin Concerto as well as chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal music.

Concertino in E minor for Piano and Strings (1955)

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

Miniature Concerto in G major, Op. 35 for String Orchestra (1938)

Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Suite in D minor, Op. 8 for Oboe and String Orchestra (1923)

Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Elegiac Meditation, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

John McDonaugh (oboe)/Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, Blower: Horn Concerto and Eclogue for Horn and Strings)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)

Fishing By Moonlight, Op. 96a for Piano and Strings (1952)

Clifford Benson (piano)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Suite in D minor, Elegiac Meditation, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

Julian Milford (piano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Elegiac Meditation, Op. 83 for Viola and String Orchestra (1946-7)

Claire Finnimore (viola)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight,Miniature Concerto, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Christopher Wellington (viola)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Suite in D minor, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

Two Orchestral Interludes, Op. 19e for Flute, Strings and Piano (1930)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Julian Milford (piano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Go, Little Book – Suite, Op. 18 for Flute, Soprano and Strings (1930)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Carys Lane (soprano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Interlude for Flute and Strings, Op. 69a (c. 1951)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

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THOMAS PITFIELD
(1903-1999)

Born in Bolton, near Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music but was basically self-taught in composition. He earned his living teaching at various schools including his alma mater that later became the Royal Northern College of Music. He composed prolifically throughout his long life and most of his output consists of of small-scale works in various genres. However, besides the 2 Piano Concertos there is also a Sinfonietta and a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (1946-7)

Anthony Goldstone (piano)/Andrew Penny/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Studies on an English Dance-Tune, Arietta and Finale, Toccata and Xylophone Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557291 (2005)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Andrew Penny/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + PianoConcerto No. 2, Studies on an English Dance-Tune, Arietta and Finale, Toccata and Xylophone Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557291 (2005)

Concerto Lirico for Violin and Full Orchestra (1958)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Arnell: Violin Concerto and Creith: Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7221(2009)

Concerto for Recorder, String Orchestra and Percussion (1985-6)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + 3 Nautical Sketches, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

3 Nautical Sketches for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Recorder Concerto, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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PRIAULX RAINIER
(1903-1986)

Born in Howick, Natal, South Africa. She sudied violin at the South African College of Music in Capetown and later in London at the Royal Academy of Music. At the latter school she also studied composition with John McEwen and subsequently joined its staff as a professor of composition. In Paris she was also taught by Nadia Boulanger. Among her other orchestral works are a Sinfonia da Camera, Violin Concerto and a Dance Concerto "Phala-Phala."

Cello Concerto (1963-4)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Norman del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto and Rubbra: Cello Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42442 (2008)

 

PERCY WHITLOCK
(1903-1946)

Born at Chatham, Kent. He obtained his higher musical education at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music. He held various posts as an organist at Rochester and Bournemouth and gained fame as a recitalist. He wrote a number of light orchestral pieces but most of his other compositions were for the organ.

Symphony in G minor for Organ and Orchestra (1936)

Francis Jackson (organ)/ Jonathan WainwrightUniversity of York Orchestra
( + Jackson: Organ Concerto)
AMPHION PHI CD 155 (2000)


Carillon for Organ and Orchestra (1932)

Ronald Corp/Malcolm Riley (organ)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Hérold: Zampa Overture, Brooke: Gee Whizz!, Gibbs: The Betrothal - Ballet Music, C.White: A Sierra Melody, Smyth: The Boatswain’s Mate- Overture, Flynn: Clatter of the Clogs,: Ronald: In an Eastern Garden - The Garden of Allah, Boyle: The Magic Harp, Birch: Dance of the Nymphs, Intermezzo, Pleier: Karlsbad’s Dolls’ Dance and Boughton The Immortal Hour – Love Duet for Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7276 (2011)

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RICHARD ADDINSELL
(1904-1977)

Born in London. He studied music at Oxford and then briefly at the Royal College of Music and went for additional lessons in Berlin and Vienna. He composed prolifically and successfully for the theater, radio and especially films both in England and Hollywood. He wrote some independent concert works for orchestra as well as songs. The Warsaw Concerto with its deliberate evocation of Rachmaninoff made him world famous.

Smoky Mountain Concerto (1950)

Philip Martin (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance and excerpts from the film scores for: Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Chooldays, Fire Over England and A Tale of Two Cities)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Warsaw Concerto (from the movie "Dangerous Moonlight") (1942)

Daniel Adni (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient -excerpts)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3523922 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3862) (1980)

Misha Dichter (piano)/Sir Neville Marriner/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Litolff: Scherzo, Chopin: Fantasy on Polish Airs and Weber-Liszt: Polonaise Brillante)
PHILIPS 411-123-2 (1990)

Roderick Elms (piano)/José Serebrier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Moross:The Big Country – Main Theme, Steiner: Casablanca – Suite, Gone with the Wind – Main Theme, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Ben Hur – Love Theme and Parade of the Charioteers, Herrmann: Taxi Driver – Main Theme, Psycho – Suite, Korngold: The Sea Hawk - Main Theme, Tiomkin: The Big Country – Main Theme and E. Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven – Overture)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPO017 (2011)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Prionnsias O'Duinn/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Herrmann: Concerto Macabre, Rota: Legend of the Glass Mountain, Beaver: Portrait of Isla, Pennario: Midnight on thev Cliffs and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient - excerpts)
NAXOS 8.554323 (1998)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Evans: Idyll, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)

Patrick Jablonski (piano)/ Wojciech Rajski/Warsaw Polish RadioTV Symphony Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Piano Concerto and Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No, 2)
ALTARA ALT1018 (2007)

Martin Jones (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + March of the United Nations, Invocation and excerpts from the film scores for Blithe Spirit , The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, The Lion Has Wings, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, Sea Devils and Under Capricorn)
ASV WHITE LINE CDWHL 2128 (1997)

Louis Kentner (piano) Muir Mathieson/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Bliss: Things to Come: Suite and other film score excerpts by Morey and Brodszky)
NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120597 (2002)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Yoav Talmi/Quebec Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathieu: Concerto de Québec and Gershwin: Concerto in F)
ANALEKTA AN29814 (2003)

Leo Litwin (piano)/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : Dream of Olwen and excerpts from film scores by Rózsa, Raksin, Tiomkin, North, Miller, Auric and Provost)
RCA VICTOR 60392-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-2380) (1960)

Cristina Ortiz (piano)/Moshe Atzmón/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No.2)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4674462 (2000)
(original CD release: DECCA 414348-2) (1984)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Carmen Dragon/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Wildman (Mattes): Swedish Rhapsody, Litolff: Scherzo and encores by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Sinding amd Rachmaninoff)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 63661 2 (1995)
(original US LP release: CAPITOL SP-8326) (1959)

Joshua Pierce (piano)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, (Addinsell). Litolff : Scherzo, Chopin: Variations on Mozart's "La ci Derem le Mano", Saint-Saens: Caprice –Waltz, Weber / Liszt: Polacca Brilliante and Turok:Ragtime Caprice)
KLEOS KL5124 (2003)

Santiago Rodriguez (piano)/William Hudson/Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rosza: Spellbound Concerto, Wildman {Mattes}: Swedish Rhapsody, Stevens: Piano Concerto, Ward: Piano Concerto, Gershwin: Delicious and Myers: Deer Hunter-Cavatina)
ELAN ELN 82268 (1996)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tom Brown's Schooldays: Overture and suites and excerpts from the film scores for Goodbye Mr Chips, Love on the Dole, Blithe Spirit , The Black Rose, Scrooge, The Admirable Crichton and Out of the Clouds)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)/Armin Jordan/Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
( + Grieg: Piano Concerto and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
APEX 2564 62049-2 (2006)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71201) (1979)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)/Hugh Wolff/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and excerpts from Piano Concertos by Shostakovich) and Rachmaninoff)
DECCA 4605032 (1998)

William Tritt (piano)/Erich KunzelCincinnati Pops Orchestra
( + Rodgers: Victory at Sea – excerpts, Steiner: Casablanca: Suite and Jarre: The Longest Day: March)
TELARC CD80175 (1990)

Valerie Tryon (piano)/Boris Brott/Toronto Festival Pops Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Rodgers: Victory at Sea: Suite, Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture and marches by Sousa, Bagley, Elliot and anonymous)
PRO ARTE CDD 422 (1987)

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ERIK CHISHOLM
(1904-1965)

Born in Glasgow. He studied at the Scottish National Academy of Music in Glasgow as well as in London at and the University of Edinburgh where Donald Tovey was his teacher of composition. He had an extremely full musical life as a composer, conductor, critic, teacher, academic and operatic administrator and promoter of contemporary music. He went to Cape Town in 1946 where he took the positions of Professor and Director of the South African College of Music. He remained in South Africa until his death. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. He also wrote a Violin Concerto (1952) and a Concerto for Orchestra (1952).

Piano Concerto No.1 "Piobaireachd" (1937)

Danny Driver (piano)/Rory Macdonald/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA67880 (2012)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Star Point, Sonatina in G minor, Elegies Nos. 1-4, Sonatina No.4 and With Cloggs On)
DUNELM RECORDS DRD0174 (2002)


Piano Concerto No. 2 "Hindustani" (1949)

Danny Driver (piano)/Rory Macdonald/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA67880 (2012)

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WILLIAM ALWYN
(1905-1985)

Born in Northampton. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John McEwen. He was a professor at that institution from 1926 to 1956 while pursuing a highly successful career as a composer for films. In addition to the Concertos, his major orchestral works include 5 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta and the symphonic prelude "The Magic Island.".

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1930)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Derby Day Overture and Sonata alla Toccata)
NAXOS 8.557590 (2005)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9155 (1993)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Derby Day Overture and Sonata alla Toccata)
NAXOS 8.557590 (2005)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Sinfonietta for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9196 (1993)

Violin Concerto (1937-9)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Miss Julie Suite and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)

NAXOS 8.570705 (2011)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9187 (1993)

Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings (1943-5)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Concert Grossi Nos. 1 – 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, The Innumerable Dance, Aphrodite in Aulis, The Magic Island and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)

Concerto for Flute and Eight Instruments (1980)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (arr. for orchestra by J. McCabe, 2006)
( + Berkeley: Flute Concerto, Dove: The Magic Flute Dances and Poulenc/Berkeley: Flute Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 10718 (2012)

Philippa Davies (flute)/Nash Ensemble
( + Naiades, Divertimento for Solo Flute, Trio for Flute Cello & Piano, Sonata for Flute & Piano, French Suite)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7166 (2006)

Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B flat major for Chamber Orchestra (1943)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 2 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G major for String Orchestra (1948)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lyra Angelica and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 3, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)

Concerto Grosso No. 3 for Woodwind, Brass and Strings (1964)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)

Lyra Angelica for Harp and Strings (1954)

Osian Ellis (harp)/William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Rachel Masters (harp)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Suzanne Willison (harp)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
NAXOS 8.557647 (2005)

Autumn Legend for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (1954)

Geoffrey Browne (cor anglais)/William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Lyra Angelica)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Lyra Angelica, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 1, Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Tragic Interlude and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and String Orchestra (1939)

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

Philip Dukes (viola)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tragic Interlude, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Stephen Tees (viola)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Lyra Angelica and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Tragic Interlude for Two Horns, Timpani and String Orchestra (1936)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Lyra Angelica)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

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FRANCIS CHAGRIN
(1905-1972)

Born in Bucharest, Romania his original name was Alexander Pauker. His varied musical education included composition studies with Mihail Jora in Bucharest as well as with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger at L’École Normale in Paris. While in Paris he supported himself by writing popular songs and employment as a nightclub pianist and began his career as a composer of film music. He moved to England in 1936 anticipating the rising tide of fascism. The rest of his composing career was divided among compositions for the movies (over 200 scores), radio, the theater and the concert hall. He wrote 2 Symphonies and left a 3rd unfinished as well as a Piano Concerto.

Roumanian Fantasy for Harmonica (or Violin) and Orchestra (1956)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Francis Chagrin/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Benjamin: Harmonica Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Romance and arrangements of works for harmonica and orchestra by Benjamin, Bizet, Enescu , Gershwin. Granados and Ravel)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 64134-2 (1991)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30125) (c. 1960)

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CHRISTIAN DARNTON
(1905-1981)

Born in Leeds. His musical education was extensive including studies with Frederick Corder at the Brighton School of Music, Harold Craxton at the Matthay School, composition with Benjamin Dale and Harry Farjeon at Cambridge and Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music, private lessons with Charles Wood and Cyril Rootham and further studies with Max Butting in Germany. Coming from a wealthy family, he needed no professional employment so he was able to devote himself almost exclusively to composing. His output was prodigious and included most genres from opera to instrumental. Among his orchestral works orchestra there are 4 Symphonies, 2 Piano Concertos, 2 Violin Concertos, Viola Concerto, Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra and a Concerto for Orchestra.

Concertino in C major for Piano and String Orchestra

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( Gerhard: Piano Concerto, Rowley: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

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CONSTANT LAMBERT
(1905-1951)

Born in London into an artistic family. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Malcolm Sargent, George Dyson, R.O. Morris and Vaughan Williams. While still a student at this school he was commissioned to write a ballet for Diaghilev. He became very well known as a conductor, musicologist and as a very influential and oft-quoted author. His compositional catalogue was not particularly extensive. In addition to the Piano Concertos, his major works include several ballets, some short orchestral pieces, film scores and the choral "Summer’s Last Will and Testament."

Piano Concerto (1924, ed. Giles Easterbrook and Edward Shipley)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Merchant Seamen: Suite, Prizefight and Pomona)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2122 (1999)

Jonathan Plowright (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Elegiac Blues, Prize-Fight, Romeo and Juliet and The Bird Actors)
HYPERION CDA67545 (2005)

Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments (1931)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)/Neville Dilkes/English Sinfonia (members)
( + Rio Grande and Walton: Symphony No. 2)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 586595-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV GREENSLEEVES ESD 7164) (1976)

Ian Brown (piano)/Lionel Friend/Nash Ensemble
( + Sonata for Piano, 8 Poems of Li-Po and Mr. Bear Squash-you-all-flat)
HYPERION CDA 66754 (1995)

Alessandro De Curtis (piano)/Giuseppe Grazioli/Harmonia Ensemble
( + Bax: Nonet and Rieti: Serenata)
ARTS RED LINE 47326 (1997)

Menahem Pressler (piano)/Theodore Bloomfield/chamber ensemble
( + Berners: piano music)
MGM 3081 (LP) (c.1955)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Rio Grande and Horoscope)
Decca British Music COLLECTION 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)

Gordon Watson (piano)/Sir Charles Groves/Argo Chamber Ensemble
( 8 Poems of Li-Po)
ARGO RG 50 (c. 1956)

Rio Grande for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (1927)

Jack Gibbons (piano)/Sally Burgess (mezzo)/David Lloyd-Jones/Opera North Chorus/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Summer’s Last Will and Testament and Aubade Héroïque)
HYPERION CDA66565 (1993)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Loughran BBC Singers/ BBC Symphony Chorus/ BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Arne: Rule Britannia, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Ibert: Divertissement, Parry: Jerusalem, Sullivan: Pineapple Poll (excerpts) and Auld Lang Syne )
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 9191-2 (1997)

Kyla Greenbaum (piano)/Gladys Ripley (contralto)/Constant Lambert/BBC Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + Horoscope and Gordon: The Rake’s Progress, Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert) and Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 7 63911 2 (1992)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SX1003) (1953)

Christina Ortiz (piano)/ Jean Temperley (mezzo)/ André Previn/ London Madrigal Singers/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments, Elegiac Blues, Elegy and Walton: Symphony No. 2 and Old Sir Faulk)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 586595-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2990) (1974)

Sir Hamilton Harty (piano)/Alan Whitehead (alto)/ Constant Lambert/St. Michael’s Singers/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1930)
( + Horoscope, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert), Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs (arr. Lambert), Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert) and Walton: Façade)
LIVING ERA AJC8558 (2005)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORDS SH227) (1976)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Della Jones (mezzo)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Singers/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments and Horoscope)
Decca British Music 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)

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WALTER LEIGH
(1905-1942)

Concertino for Harpsichord or Piano and String Orchestra (1936)

Born in Wimbledon. He studied under E.J. Dent at Cambridge and went for further lessons in Berlin with Paul Hindemith. After turning down a teaching position, he earned a living in the 1930’s by writing for the theater and films, accepting commissions for pantomimes, revues, comic operas and incidental music. He was killed in action during World War II and left only a small body of work both for the theater and concert hall. His other orchestral works have been recorded and there are also a few chamber works, solo piano pieces and songs.

Neville Dilkes (harpsichord and conductor)/English Sinfonia
( + Harty: A John Field Suite, Field: Nocturnes Nos. 1-6, 9, 10, 12, 13 & 17 and Ireland: The Holy Boy)
EMI CDM 5 67431 2 (2001)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 3705) (1972)

Kathleen Long (piano)/Boyd Neel/Boyd Neel String Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 and 24 and Fauré: Ballade)
DUTTON CDBP 9714 (2001)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (rec. 1972)
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto and Introit and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Music for String Orchestra, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Suite. The Frogs: Overture and Dance and Jolly Roger Overture).
LYRITA SRCD289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.126) (1985)

Malcolm Riley (harpsichord and conductor)/Kent Sinfonia
( + Jolly Roger Overture, Squadron 992, The Fairy of the Phone and G. Butterworth: 2 English Idylls and The Banks Of Green Willow)
KENT SINFONIA - CLOVELLY CLCD15106 (2007)

Colin Tilney (harpsichord)/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + C.P.E. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto, W.F. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto and Beckwith: Circle with Tangents)
CBC SM CD 5168 (1998)

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ALAN PAUL
(1905-1968)

Born in Glasgow. He attended the Royal College of Music where he studied composition with Ralph Vaughan Williams. After working as a freelance pianist and arranger, he joined the BBC as a Staff Composer. His other works include the 12 Preludes for Piano and a Cello Sonata. His Clarinet Concerto was written for Jack Brymer.

Clarinet Concerto (1958)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Woolfenden: Clarinet Concerto, G. Bush: Rhapsody, Horovitz: Concertante for Clarinet, Cruft: Clarinet Concertino, MacDonald: Cuban Rondo and Ridout: Clarinet Concertino)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

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