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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 2 ~~Page 4

ALAN RAWSTHORNE
(1905-1971)

Born in Haslingden, Lancashire. Studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Frank Merrick (1886-1981, composed a Symphony in D minor in 1912) and Carl Fuchs. He held various teaching posts but was able to devote most of his energies to composition producing a large body of works ranging from chamber music to film scores. His other major concert pieces for orchestra are 3 Symphonies, Symphonic Studies and Divertimento.

Piano Concerto No. 1 for Strings and Percussion (1939) (revised for Full Orchestra, 1942)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/Howard Williams/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (orig. version)
( + Ferguson: Piano Concerto, Finzi: Eclogue and Austin: Piano Concertino)
SOMM SOMM 241 (2009)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphonic Studies, Street Corner Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.255 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.101) (1979)

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Finzi: Eclogue, Britten: Piano Concerto and Ireland: Legend)
CBC SM 5208 (2001)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Improvisations on a theme by Constant Lambert)
NAXOS 8.555959 (2003)

Moura Lympany (piano)/Herbert Menges/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Practical Cats and Bagatelles)
EMI CDM 5-66935-2 (1998)
(original LP release: HMV CLP1118) (1957)

Geoffrey Tozer (piano)/Marius Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and 2 Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10339 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9125) (1993)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1951)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphonic Studies, Street Corner Overture)
LYRITA SRCD.255 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.101) (1979)

Sir Clifford Curzon (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 27, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Franck: Symphonic Variations, Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Litolff: Scherzo and Schubert: Sonata No. 17 and Impromptus)
DECCA ORIGINAL MASTERS 473 116-2 (4 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DECCA LX 3066) (1952)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Improvisations on a theme by Constant Lambert)
NAXOS 8.555959 (2003)

Dennis Matthews (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Practical Cats and Bagatelles)
EMI CDM 5-66935-2 (1998)
(original LP release: HMV CLP1164) (1958)

John Ogdon (piano)/Sir John Pritchard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + 2 Piano Concerto and Simpson: Piano Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91762 (1996)

Geoffrey Tozer (piano)/Marius Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and 2 Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10339 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9125) (1993)

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1968)

John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas (pianos)/Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + 2 Piano Concerto and Simpson: Piano Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91762 (1996)

Geoffrey Tozer and Tamara-Anna Cislowski (pianos)/Marius Bamert/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10339 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9125) (1993)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1948)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Lionel Friend/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

( + Violin Concerto No. 2 and Corteges)
NAXOS 8.554240 (1998)

Theo Olof (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert and Divertimento)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91952 (1997)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1956)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Lionel Friend/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Corteges)
NAXOS 8.554240 (1998)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Rudolf Schwarz/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert and Divertimento)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91952 (1997)

Cello Concerto (1966)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonic Studies and Oboe Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554763 (2000)

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1937)

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

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1947)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + A Canticle Of Man, Quartet for Oboe Violin Viola and Cello, Lament for a Sparrow and Studies on a Theme of Bach)
ASC CS CD46 (2002)

Stephanie Rancourt (oboe)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonic Studies and Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554763 (2000)

Concerto for String Orchestra (1949)

Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + Bliss: Music for Strings amd Moeran: Sinfonietta)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91632 (1996)

Leslie Jones/Little Orchestra of London
( + Piano Quintet and Cello Sonata)
PYE COLLECTOR GSGC 7060 (LP) (1965)

David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertante Pastorale, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)

Concertante Pastorale for Flute, Horn and Strings (1951)

Rebecca Goldberg (flute)/Conrad Marshall (horn)/David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Light Music for Strings, Suite for Recorder, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)

Concerto for Ten Instruments (1962)

Fibonacci Sequence
( + Sonatina for Flute, Oboe & Piano, Quintet for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Cello & Piano, Suite for Flute, Viola & Harp and Quintet for Piano & Winds)
ASV CDDCA1061 (1999)

Suite for Recorder and String Orchestra (c. 1940 - orch. version by J. McCabe, 1993)

John Turner (recorder)/Conrad Marshall (horn)/David Lloyd-Jones/Northern Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Light Music for Strings, Concertante Pastorale, Elegiac Rhapsody and Divertimento)
NAXOS 8.55367 (1999)

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MÁTYÁS SEIBER
(1905-1960)

Born in Budapest. He studied under Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music. He taught composition in Frankfurt am Main and was a cellist in a string quartet before emigrating to England in 1935. In his new home he founded both the Society for the Promotion of New Music and the Dorian Singers and became a teacher at Morley College. His musical output was large and varied consisting of operas, operettas, ballets, film scores as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voices. He had a strong interest in jazz that he often combined with more standard classical music. His other concertante works were additional short pieces for cello and flute.

Fantasia Concertante for Violin and String Orchestra

André Gertler (violin)/Václav Smetáček/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Casella: Violin Concerto)
SUPRAPHON 1 10 1838 (LP) (1977)

Elegy for Viola and Small Orchestra (1954)

Cecil Aronowitz (viola)/Mátyás Seiber/London Philharmonic
( + 3 Fragments from "Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" and Searle: Symphony No. 1)
DECCA SXL 2232 (LP) (1962)

Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1951)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Andrew Litton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + H. Blake: Clarinet Concerto and Lutosławski: 5 Dance Preludes)
HYPERION CDH55068 (2002)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66215) (1987)

James Livingston/Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Dorati: Cello Concerto and Kodály: Symphony in C major)
FIRST EDITION 1911 (2006)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE S-701) (1970)

Improvisation for Oboe and Orchestra (1957)

Lajos Lencsés (oboe)/Peter Eötvös/Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra
( + Wittinger: Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings, Hidas: OboeSonata, Arma: Solioque, Kocsár: Saltus Hungaricus, Szendi: Arabesque and Takács: Sonata Missoulana)
BAYER 100340 (2003)

Notturno for Horn and String Orchestra (1944)

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

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SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT
(1905-1998)

Born in London. Studied at the Royal College of Music initially with Charles Wood and C.H. Kitson and later with R.O. Morris. He held various posts as a teacher and conductor and involved himself in various social causes. His musical output was very large and covered most genres from opera to works for solo piano. Additional orchestral works include 3 Symphonies, Fantasia on a Theme from Handel, Suite in D and a Symphony written in 1933 that preceded the numbered cycle.

Piano Concerto (1953-5)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/George Hurst/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
NAXOS 8.553591 (1999)

John Ogdon (piano)/Sir Colin Davis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865862 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD621) (`1963)

Steven Osborne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on a Theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 4)
HYPERION CDA67461-2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9333 (1995)

Martino Tirino (piano)/Sir Michael Tippett/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra)
NIMBUS NI5301 (1992)

Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra (1979)

Levon Chilingirian (violin)/ Simon Rowland-Jones (viola)/ Philip De Groote (cello)/Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9384 (1995)

Daniel Hope (violin)/Philip Dukes (viola)/Christian Poltéra (cello)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto, Knussen: Violin Concerto, Britten: Peter Grimes-4 Sea Interludes, Delius: Song of Summer, R.R. Bennett: 4 Poems of Thomas Campion and Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7352 –2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Gérard Caussé/(viola)/ Alexander Baillie (cello)/Sir Michael Tippett/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
NIMBUS NI5301 (1992)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Rivka Golani (viola)/Karen Georgian (cello)/David Atherton/London Sinfonietta (rec. 1985)
( + Vision of Saint Augustine)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91902 (1996)

György Pauk (violin)/Nobuko Imai (viola)/Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)/Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
PHILIPS 4767144 (2005)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6514 209) (1983)

Concerto for Orchestra (1962-3)

Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra)
PHILIPS 4767144 (2005)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3497) (1965)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9384 (1995)

Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1938-9)

Rudolf Barshai/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
EMI CDC 747 3302 (1985)

Rudolf Barshai/Moscow Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Fantasia Concertante. String Quartet No. 2 and Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 2)
EMI CMS 7 63522 2 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 512) (1963)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante, Little Music, A Child of Our Time: 5 Negro Spirituals and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
NIMBUS NI7026 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante and The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
APEX 8573890982 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509 945 2) (1996)

John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Little Music and Vaughan Williams: Partita and 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
RESONANCE RSN3057 (2006)
(original CD release: CARLTON CLASSICS 30366 00542) (1997)

Walter Goehr/orchestra (rec. c.1943)
( + Piano Sonata No.1, String Quartet No. 2 and Tallis: Spem in Alium)
NMC 103 (2005)

Walter Goehr/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Rawsthorne: Symphonic Studies)
HMV CLP 1056 (LP) (1955)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto and Serenade)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5759782 (2003)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40068) (1974)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Little Music, Divertimento on Sellinger's Round and
The Heart's Assurance)
CHANDOS CHAN 9468 (1996)

Rudolf Kempe/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Berg: Violin Concerto and Janáček: Sinfonietta)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL42152 (2007)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Concerto for Orchestra, Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra,Little Music, Fantasia Concertante, Dance, Clarion Air, Fanfare No. 1 and Byzantium)
DECCA BRITISH COLLECTION 4701962 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 680) (1972)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Divertimento on Sellinger's Round, Little Music and -Sonata for 4 Horns)
EMI CDC5 55452-2 (1995)

Leopold Stokowski/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Nielsen: Symphony No. 6, Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 and Gabrielli: Sonata pian e forte)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4059-2 (2000)

Sir Michael Tippett/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli and Songs of Dov)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865882 (2005)
(original CD release: VIRGIN VC 7 90701 2) (1988)

Fantasia on a Theme from Handel for Piano and Orchestra (1939-41)

Margaret Kitchin (piano)/Sir Michael Tippett/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Vision of Saint Augustine)
RCA RED SEAL SER 5620 (LP) (1972)

Steven Osborne (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 – 4)
HYPERION CDA67461-2 (2 CDs) (2007)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli)
CHANDOS CHAN 9233 (1933)

Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (1953)

William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Little Music, A Child of Our Time: 5 Negro Spirituals and Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
NIMBUS NI7026 (1995)

Douglas Boyd/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Britten: Lachrymae, Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Purcell / Britten: Chacony in G minor, Purcell / Stokowski: Dido's Lament, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme and Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564601902 (2004)

Iona Brown/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 and Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies and 2 Norwegian Melodies)
NAIM AUDIO NAIMCD 009 (1995)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra and The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances)
APEX 8573890982 (2006)
(original CD release: TELDEC 4509 945 2) (1996)

Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
REGIS RRC1138 (2003)
(original CD release: RPO RECORDS CDRPO 8020) (1990)

Richard Hickox/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.4. Fantasia on a Theme of Handel)
CHANDOS CHAN 9233 (1993)

Christopher Hogwood/St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
( + Holst: A Fugal Concerto, St. Paul’s Suite, Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Trio Sonata, Op. 3 #4 and Bach: Fugue in B minor)
DECCA 440 376 2 (1994)

Raymond Leppard/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 3)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBC RD 9140 (1995)

John Lubbock/Orchestra of St. Johns Smith Square
( + Little Music for Strings)
PYE VIRTUOSO TPLS 13069 (LP) (1975)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Concerto for Orchestra, Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra,Little Music, Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Dance, Clarion Air, Fanfare No. 1 and Byzantium)
DECCA BRITISH COLLECTION 4701962 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 680) (1972)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Vaughan Williams:Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and The Lark Ascending)
ASV CDDCA518 (1983)

Hans-Schmidt Isserstedt/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1971)

( + Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Weber: Euryanthe Overture)

BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4235 (2008)

Kenneth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Britten: Simple Symphony, Berkeley: Serenade, Holst: St. Paul’s Suite and Walton: Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
COLLINS CLASSICS 12342 (1991)

Sir Michael Tippett/Bath Festival Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Concerto for Double String Orchestra)
HMV CLASSICS HMV 5 687832
(original LP release: HMV ASD 637) (1965)

Sir Michael Tippett/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Songs of Dov)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5865882 (2005)
(original CD release: VIRGIN VC 7 90701 2) (1988)

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MURRAY ADASKIN
(1906-2002)

Born in Toronto. After extensive training on the violin he studied composition with John Weinzweig, Darius Milhaud and Charles Jones. He taught at the University of Saskatchewan where he was also composer-in-residence. His musical output was extensive ranging from opera to solo instrument pieces. He wrote an Algonquin Symphony in 1958, a Concerto for Orchestra and other works for orchestra.

Bassoon Concerto (1960)

George Zuckernan (bassoon)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + . Divertimento for Orchestra, Suite for Orchestra, In Praise of Canadian Painting in the Thirties
and Diverimento No.6)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 8102 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: CBC BR SM 143) (1970)

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ARNOLD COOKE
(1906-2005)

Born in Gomersal, Yorkshire. He studied with E.J. Dent at Cambridge and then had further lessons in Germany with Paul Hindemith. He taught from 1933 to 1977 first at the Royal Manchester College of Music and then at the Trinity College of Music in London. He wrote a total of 6 Symphonies the unrecorded ones are: No. 2 in F major (1963), No. 4 in E flat major (1974), No. 5 in G major (1978-9), No. 6 in E flat major (1983-4) and also a Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra (1954). Other works include a Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Piano, Violin, Cello, Oboe and 2 for Clarinet.

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 (1955)

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

Concerto in D major for String Orchestra (1948)

Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1988)
( + Symphony No. 1 and Jabez and the Devil:Suite)
LYRITA SRCD.203 (2007)

Divertimento for Recorder and String Orchestra (1959)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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BENJAMIN FRANKEL
(1906-1973)

Born in London. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music after some lessons as a teenager in Germany. Worked as a jazz musician, taught at the Guildhall and wrote numerous scores for motion pictures. His other orchestral works comprise 8 Symphonies plus a number of shorter works.

Violin Concerto, Op. 24 "In Memory of the Six Million" (1951)

Ulf Hoelscher (violin)/ Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Serenata Concertante)
CPO 999422 (1998)

Viola Concerto, Op. 45 (1967)

Brett Dean (viola)/ Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Serenata Concertante)
CPO 999422 (1998)

Serenata Concertante for Piano Trio and Orchestra, Op. 37 (1960)

Alan Smith (violin)/David Lale (cello)/Stephen Emmerson (piano)/Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
CPO 999422 (1998)

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ELIZABETH LUTYENS
(1906-1983)

Born in London. She began her musical studies in Paris at the École Normale and went on to the Royal College of Music where Harold Darke was her composition teacher. She initially earned her living as a musical copyist and arranger but later progressed to writing scores for films and radio. She composed prolifically in various genres including, opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Her larger scores for orchestra include a Viola Concerto, 6 Chamber Concertos and Symphonies for Piano and Orchestra.

Chamber Concerto No. 1, Op. 8 No. 1 (1939-40)

Roger Montgomery/Jane's Minstrels
( + Valley of Hatsu-Se, 6 Tempi for 10 Instruments, Isis and Osiris: Lament of Isis, Triolets I and II and Requiescat)
NMC NMCD 011 (1992)

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GRACE WILLIAMS
(1906-1977)

Born in Barry, Glamorganshire, Wales. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob. She had further lessons in Vienna with Egon Wellesz. Her employment included school teaching and writing for the BBC. She destroyed most of her early works. Her other major orchestral works are 2 Symphonies, Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra and a Violin Concerto.

Trumpet Concerto (1963)

Howard Snell (trumpet)/Sir Charles Groves/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Carillons, Penillion and Sea Sketches)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3006) (1974)

Carillons for Oboe and Orchestra (1965)

Anthony Camden (oboe)/Sir Charles Groves/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes, Trumpet Concerto, Penillion and Sea Sketches)
LYRITA SRCD.323 (1995)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3006) (1974)

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GUIRNE CREITH
(1907 - 1996)

Born in London (original name Gladys M. Cohen).She entered the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 16 to study composition, viola and piano.Her composition teacher was Benjamin Dale. As a violist she played under Sir Henry Wood. She composed songs, chamber music and orchestral works, most of which remain unpublished. For orchestra she also wrote "Rapunzel" which won a prize in 1928.

Violin Concerto in G minor (1932-34)

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


 

DAME ELIZABETH MACONCHY
(1907-1994)

Born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Wood, Ralph Vaughan Williams and C.H. Kitson and had further training with Karel Jirák at the Prague Conservatory. She was able to devote herself almost solely to composing but was very active with professional composers associations such as the Composers Guild of Great Britain and the Society for the Promotion of New Music. She wrote a Symphony for full orchestra (1945-8) as well as a Sinfonietta (1976) and a Little Symphony (1980). Other major works for orchestra are 2 Concertos for Piano and a Viola Concerto.

Clarinet Concertino No. 1 (1945)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertino No. 2, Britten: Concerto Movement and Arnold: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55060 (2001)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66634) (1993)

Clarinet Concertino No. 2 (1984)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Harper: Clarinet Concerto, Hoddinott: Clarinet Concerto No 2 and McCabe Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertino No. 1, Britten: Concerto Movement and Arnold: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55060 (2001)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66634) (1993)

Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1928)

Odaline de la Martinez/Clelia Iruzun (piano)/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Double String Orchestra, The Land and Music for Wind and Brass)
LORELT LNT133 (2011)

Romance for Viola and Orchestra (1979)

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

Epyllion for Cello and Strings (1975)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/William Boughton/Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
( + Patterson: Cello Concerto No. 2-, Hindemith: Trauermusik, Lutosławski: Metamorposes and Kopytman: Kaddish)
NIMBUS NI5815 (2007)

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JEAN COULTHARD
(1908-2000)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After initial musical studies in Vancouver, she attended the Royal College of Music where her composition teachers were Vaughan Williams and R.O. Morris. She later had additional lessons with Arthur Benjamin, Gordon Jacob and Bernard Wagenaar. Back in Vancouver, she was the administrator of several music schools and taught at the University of Vancouver for 26 years. She composed steadily both before and after her retirement and produced a huge amount of works in all genres. In addition to the Piano Concerto, her large-scale works for orchestra include 4 Symphonies, Violin Concerto, the suite "Canadian Mosaics" and the symphonic poem "Endymion."

Piano Concerto (1963)

Robert Silverman (piano)/Dwight Bennett/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Sketches from the Western Woods and 12 Essays on a Cantabile Theme)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 8202 (2 CDs) (2002)

Burlesque for Piano and String Orchestra (1977)

Margaret Bruce (piano)/Peter Gellhorn/ Canadians and Classics Chamber Orchestra
( + Archer: Divertimento and Tučapský: Piano Concertino)
FISH EAR COMMUNICATIONS FECD 622 (1996)

Music on a Quiet Song for Flute and String Orchestra (1946)

Timothy Hutchins (flute)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + McCauley: Miniatures, Rodrigo: Concierto Pastoral, Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Fauré: Fantaisie and Saint-Saëns: Romance)
CBC SMCD 5171 (1998)

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HOWARD FERGUSON
(1908-1999)

Born in Belfast. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Harold Samuel (piano), Malcolm Sargent (conducting) and R.O. Morris (composition). He later taught at the Royal Academy of Music while and pursued parallel careers as musicologist, pianist and composer. His compositional output was not vast and he is probably best-known for histwo large scale choral works, "Amore Langueo" and "Dream of the Rood." His few other orchestral works include a Partita and 4 Diversions on Ulster Airs.

Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 12 (1951)

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

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

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Amore Langueo and Finzi: Eclogue)
EMI CDC 7 49627 2 (1987)

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SIDNEY TORCH
(1908-1990)

Born in London, original name Tochinsky. He learned piano at the Blackheath Conservatoire and gained fame as a young man as a cinema pianist and organist. Later on he switched to conducting and began writing light orchestral pieces for the BBC. His connection with the BBC lasted for many years and he became one of its most popular conductors. His compositions were exclusively of a light nature and were very well known in their time.

Concerto Incognito for Piano and Orchestra

Philip Martin (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Slavonic Rhapsody, London Transport Suite, All Strings and Fancy Free, Barbecue, Trapeze Waltz, On a Spring Note, Bicycle Belles, Comic Cuts, Mexican Fiesta, Petite Valse. Samba Sud, Shortcake Walk, Cresta Run, Shooting Star, Going for a Ride and Duel for Drummers)
MARCO POLO 8.223443 (1996)

Slavonic Rhapsody for Two Pianos and Orvchestra

Philip Martin and Clair Hiles (pianos)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Concerto Incognito, London Transport Suite, All Strings and Fancy Free, Barbecue, Trapeze Waltz, On a Spring Note, Bicycle Belles, Comic Cuts, Mexican Fiesta, Petite Valse. Samba Sud, Shortcake Walk, Cresta Run, Shooting Star, Going for a Ride and Duel for Drummers)
MARCO POLO 8.223443 (1996)

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ISADOR GOODMAN
(1909-1982)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and appeared in concerts in England and Europe before emigrating to Australia in 1930 and became a teacher at the New South Wales Conservatorium in Sydney and supplemented his income by playing piano for cinemas and theaters. For the next 5 decades he was a well-known recitalist and soloist with leading orchestras in Australia and the United Kingdom. In addition to the New Guinea Fantasy he wrote music in various genres both serious and popular.

New Guinea Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (1944)

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

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MINNA KEAL
(1909-1999)`

Born in London. She was an early pupil of William Alwyn at the Royal Academy of Music. Her budding musical career was replaced by familial duties and did not resume until she was in her sixties. In addition to the Cello Concerto she also produced a large-scale Symphony and several chamber works.

Cello Concerto (1988-94)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballade for Cello and Piano)
NMC D0485 (1998)

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HERBERT MURRILL
(1909-1952)

Born in London. He attended the Royal Academy of music where his teachers were York Bowen, Stanley Marchant and Alan Bush. He took a teaching post at Oxford and also worked as an organist and choirmaster. He joined the staff of the BBC and eventually became Head of Music. He composed a lot of light music including film scores but there is also his Cello Concerto No. 1 (1935) as well as choral, chamber and instrumental pieces.

Cello Concerto No. 2 "The Song of the Birds" (1951)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Rubbra: Soliloquy, Haydn Wood: Philharmonic Variations and Dyson: Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne)
WHITE LINE CDWHL 2153 (2004)

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GILBERT VINTER
(1909-1969)

Born in Lincoln. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later taught at this school. He worked as a conducter and bassoonist and made his name in the BBC Wireless Band and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. During World War II he conducted the Royal Air Force Central Band and afterwards rejoined the BBC as staff conductor and led the well-known BBC Midlands Light Orchestra for many years. He composed numerous works for brass band, the cantata "The Trumpets and also a ballet, an opera, Saxophone Concerto, Christmas Sinfonietta and other works for orchestra.

Hunter’s Moon for Horn and Orchestra (1942)

Dennis Brain (horn)/Vilem Tausky/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Jacob: Sextet for Piano and Winds, Beethoven: Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn and Hindemith: Horn Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL4164-2 (2005)

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

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RONALD BINGE
(1910-1979)

Born in Derby. He had some piano lessons but was basically self-taught, getting most of his early experience on the job accompanying silent movies. He became one of the leading composers, conductors and arrangers of light orchestral music and worked for many years with Mantovani. His only large-scale work was The Saturday Symphony but the Saxophone Concerto as well as the Scottish Rhapsody and Elizabethan Serenade are more ambitious examples of his usual type of piece.

Alto Saxophone Concerto in E flat major (1956)

Aage Voss (saxophone)/ Ronald Binge/South German Radio Orchestra
( + Saturday Symphony and various light orchestra pieces)
ASV WHITELINE CDWLZ245 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: Rediffusion ZS75) (1971)

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STANLEY BATE
(1911-1959)

Born in Plymouth. At the Royal College of Music he studied composition with Ralph Vaughan Williams, R. O. Morris and Gordon Jacob as well as piano with Arthur Benjamin. He then took further composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Paul Hindemith in Berlin. His output was extensive in various genres including ballets, incidental music, film scores and chamber music. His orchestral catalogue also includes 4 Symphonies, 2 Sinfoniettas, 4 other Piano Concertos (c. 1936, 1951-2, c. 1955, c. 1958), 3 Violin Concertos (1936, 1943, 1947-50), Concerto Grosso for Piano and Strings (1952) and Concertos for Cello (1953) and Harpsichord (1952-4).

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 28 (1940)

Victor Sangiorgio (piano)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 1 and Reizenstein: Piano Concerto No. 2 )
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7282 (2011)


Viola Concerto, Op. 46 (1944-6)

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

 

FRANZ REIZENSTEIN
(1911-1968)

Born in Nuremberg. He studied with Leonid Kreutzer and Paul Hindemith at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He fled to England in 1934 after the advent of the Nazi regime and finished his musical education at the Royal College of Music studying composition with Vaughan Williams. He later held teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Manchester College of Music. He composed steadily from childhood until his death and produced an opera and many works for orchestra and chamber groups. His larger orchestral works include 2 Piano Concertos (1941 and 1961), Violin Concerto (1954), Cello Concerto (1936) and Concerto for Strings (1966-7).

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 37 (1959-61)

Victor Sangiorgio (piano)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Bate: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sinfonietta No. 1)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7282 (2011)

 

Concerto Popolare (A Piano Concerto to End All Piano Concertos) (1956) (written for the Hoffnung Festival)

Yvonne Arnaud (piano)/Norman Del Mar/Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra
( + Arnold: A Grand, Grand Overture, Jacob: Variations on Annie Laurie and other works by L. Mozart, Chopin, Searle and Baines)
EMI CLASSICS CMS7 63302 2 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA CX 1406) (1957)

Partita for Recorder and String Orchestra, Op. 18b (1939-54)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Hopkins: Suite, Cooke: Divertimento, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS
(1912-2000)

Born in Melbourne. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Benjamin and Constant Lambert. She also had further composition lessons with Egon Wellesz in Vienna and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She basically relocated to America in 1942 and wrote most of her major works there, returning permanently to Australia in 1976. She was most known for her operas. Her other large works for orchestra are Sinfonia Pacifica, 2 Sinfoniettas and Concertos for Piano and Flute .

Etruscan Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1955)

Carlo Bussotti (piano)/Carlos Surinach/M-G-M Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto No. 11)
MGM 3357 (LP) (1956)

Caroline Almonte (piano)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Sappho: Final Scene, Tragic Celebration and Letters from Morocco)
ABC CLASSICS ABC 476322-2 (2009)


Concerto Romantico for Viola and Orchestra (1946)

Walter Trampler (viola)/Carlos Surinach/M-G-M Chamber Orchestra
( + Richter: Aria and Toccata and B. Weber: Rapsodie Concertante)
MGM 3559 (LP) (1957)

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BARBARA PENTLAND
(1912-2000)

Born in Winnipeg. She went to America to study with Frederick Jacobi and Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music and also took courses with Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center. She taught successively at the Toronto Conservatory and the University of British Columbia. She composed in all genres but appears to have specialized in instrumental music. Some of her other orchestral works are 4 Symphonies and Concertos for Violin and Organ.

Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra (1956)

Mario Bernardi (piano)/Victor Feldbrill/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony, Shadows, String Quartet and 2 Sung Songs)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 9203 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 184) (1962)

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MIRIAM HYDE
(1913-2005)

Born in Adelaide. Her initial musical studies were with her mother and at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. She then went to London to attend the Royal College of Music where her teachers were Howard Hadley and Arthur Benjamin for piano and R.O. Morris and Gordon Jacob for composition. Returning to Australia and settling in Sydney she pursued a multi-facetted career as composer, recitalist, teacher and writer. She composed steadily though not prolifically and most of her compositions are on a smaller with only a few other works beyond the Piano Concertos for orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat minor (1934)

Miriam Hyde (piano)/Geoffrey Simon/West Australian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Village Fair)
ABC CLASSICS 4657352 (2006)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 446 285-2 {2 CDs}) (1995)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor (1935)

Miriam Hyde (piano)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Heroic Elegy and Lyric for Strings)
ABC PRX/4158 (non-commercial LP) (1957)

Miriam Hyde (piano)/Geoffrey Simon/West Australian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Village Fair)
ABC CLASSICS 4657352 (2006)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 446 285-2 {2 CDs}) (1995)

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
(1913-1976)

Lord Britten of Aldeburgh, to give him his full title, was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. At the age of 13 he received composition lessons from Frank Bridge. He later studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John Ireland for composition and Arthur Benjamin and Harold Samuel for piano. His professional composing career began with scores for documentary films but he went on to become the most played, recorded and famous English composers of the second half of the twentieth century composing successfully in all genres especially opera. The major works for orchestra that supplement the Concertos are Sinfonia da Requiem, Sinfonietta and his most popular pieces, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13 (1938, rev. 1945)

Jacques Abram (piano)/Herbert Menges/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Prelude and Fugue and Rubbra: Piano Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 574781 (2001) 
( + Diversions and Sinfonia da Requiem)
HERITAGE HTGCD244 (2012)
(original LP release: HMV CLP 1118) (1957) 

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)/ Neeme Järvi/ City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Enescu: Legend)
EMI CD 556760-2 (1999)

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

Barry Douglas (piano)/Marek Janowski/French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Debussy: Fantaisie)
RCA 09026 68127-2 (1997)

Ralf Gothóni (piano)/Okko Kamu/elsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Soirées Musicales and Matinées Musicales)
ONDINE ODE8252 (1994)

Robert Leonardy/Saarbrucken Radio SO/Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations)
ARTE NOVA 74321 27769 2 (1997)

Gillian Lin (piano)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS COLLECT CHAN 6580 (1992)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABR 1061) (1982)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)/Steuart Bedford/English Chamber Orchestra
(includes original and revised 3rd movement)
( + Overture to Paul Bunyan {arr. C. Matthews} and Johnson over Jordan: Suite {arr. P. Hindmarsh})
NAXOS 8.557197 (2005)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1102-2) (1990)

Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)/Basil Cameron/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + A. Bush: Voices of the Prophets and Seiber: To Poetry)
TESTAMENT SBT 1493 (2013)

Marjorie Mitchell/William Strickland/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Busoni: Indian Fantasy and Bortkiewicz: Piano Concerto No. 1)
MILLENIUM MCD80116 (c. 1995)
(original US LP release: DECCA GOLD LABEL 710133) (1966)

Steven Osborne (piano)/ Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (includes original 3rd movement discrded in 1945 revision)
( + Diversions and Young Apollo)
HYPERION CDA67625 (2008)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)/Benjamin Britten/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
DECCA 417 308-2 (1989)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6512) (1971)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)/ Yevgeni Svetlanov/USSR State Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Lachrymae and Cello Sonata)
RUSSIAN REVELATION RV10060 (1997)

Annette Servadei (piano)/Joseph Giunta/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
ALTO ALC 1152 (2012)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66293 (1988)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Edward Gardner/BBC Philharmonic
( + Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10764 (2013)

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

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 15 (1939)

Sergej Azizian (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
ALTO ALC 1152 (2012)
(original CD release: CLASSICO CLASSCD233 (1999)

Antonio Brosa (violin)/Ian Whyte/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950's)
( + Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 2)
STEREO RECORDS & TAPES SRT/Custom 009 (private LP) (1975)

James Ehnes (violin)/Kirill Karabits/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1)
ONYX ONYX4113 (2013)

Rodney Friend (violin)/Sir John Pritchard/London Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Britten: Serenade and Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575978-2 (2003)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40068) (1974)

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

Boris Gutnikov (violin)/Alexander Dmitriev/St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Simple Symphony and Prelude and Fugue)
MANCHESTER CLASSICAL GALLERY CDMAN180 (2007)
(original CD release: OLYMPIA MCD 242) (1989)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 764202-2 (1992)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3483 (1978)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Cello and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.553882 (1999)

Daniel Hope (violin)/Paul Watkins/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Berg: Violin Concerto)
WARNER 2564-60291-2 (2004)

Janine Jansen (violin)/Paavo Järvi/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
DECCA 4781530 (2009)

Paul Kling (violin)/Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée)
LOUISVILLE 626 (LP) (1962)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Edward Gardner/BBC Philharmonic
( + Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10764 (2013)

Mark Lubotsky(violin)/Benjamin Britten/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
DECCA 417 308-2 (1989)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6512) (1971)

Mark Lubotsky (violin)/Kiril Kondrashin/Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
MELODIYA D2123940/S1623/4 (LP) (1968)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Concerto and Lachrymae)
HYPERION CDA67801 (2012)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/English CO/Steuart Bedford
( + Canadian Carnival and Mont Juic Suite)
NAXOS 8.557198 (2005)
(Original release Collins Classics 1123-2) (1990)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Veale: Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9910 (2001)

Theo Olof (violin)/Sir John Barbirolli/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Rubbra: Symphony No. 5, Improvisations on Virginal Pieces by Giles Farnaby and Heming: Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 5 66053-2 (2000)

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)/G. Brott/SWF Symphony Orchestra (Baden-Baden)
( + Kubik: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Lees: Violin Concerto)
ONE-ELEVEN EPR-96020 (1997)

Livia Sohn (violin)/Luigi Piovano/Orchestra del Teatro Marrucino di Chieti
( + J. Berger: Jiyeh)
ELOQUENTIA EL1340 (2013)

Maxim Vengerov (violin)/Mstislav Rostropovich/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Viola Concerto)
EMI 557510-2 (2003)

Wanda Wilkomirska (violin)/Witold Rowicki/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 and Moniuszko: The Haunted Manor-Mazurka)
ORCHESTRAL CONCERT CDs CD12-2011 (2011)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)/Manfred Honeck/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

( + Szymanowski: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)

SONY 8869743999-2 (2009)


Concerto in B minor for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1932)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Yuri Bashmet (viola)/Kent Nagano/Hallé Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, 2 Portaits and Young Apollo)
WARNER MAESTRO 2564694521 (2008)
(original CD release: ERATO 398425022) (1999)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Lachrymae)
HYPERION CDA67801 (2012)

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

Pieter Schoeman (violin)/Alexander Zemtsov (viola)/Vladimir Jurowski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Les Illuminations)
LPO LPO 0037 (2009)


Concerto Movement for Clarinet (1943, realized and orch. by Colin Matthews)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Maconchy: Clarinet Concertinos Nos. 1 and 2 and Arnold: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55060 (2001)
(ORIGINAL cd RELEASE:HYPERION CDA66634 (1993)

Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra, Op. 21 (1940, rev. 1954)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia da Requiem, An American Overture, Ballad of Heroes, The Building of the House, Praise We Great Men, Suite on English Folk Tunes, Canadian Carnival, Young Apollo, Quatre Chansons Française, Scottish Ballad and Occasional Overture)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CZS573983-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: EMI CDS7 54270-2 {2 CDs}) (1991)

Leon Fleisher (piano)/Sergiu Comissiona/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Laderman: Concerto for Orchestra)
PHOENIX PHCD122 (1995)
(original LP release: DESTO DC 7168) (1973)

Leon Fleisher (piano)/Seiji Ozawa/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Ravel: Piano Concedrto for Left Hand and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4)
SONY SK47188 (1993)

Julius Katchen (piano)/Benjamin Britten/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Sinfonia da Requiem)
HERITAGE HTGCD244 (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT2981) (1955)

Steven Osborne (piano)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Young Apollo)
HYPERION CDA67625 (2008)

Siegfried Rapp (piano)/Franz Konwitschny/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Khrennikov: Symphony No. 2 and Orff: Carmina Burana)
MEMORIES MR 2014-2015 (2 CDs) (2007)

Siegfried Rapp (piano)/Arthur Rother/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Burleske)
URANIA URLP 7101 (LP)


Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of Dowland) for Viola and String Orchestra, Op. 48a (1976)

Malcolm Allison (viola)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra
( + Simple Symphony and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge)
ARTE NOVA 340520 (2006)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)/Moscow Soloists
( + Reger: Suite in G minor, Hindemith: Trauermusik and Schnittke: Monologue)
RCA RED SEAL RD60464 (1991)

Roger Best (viola)/William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, Simple Symphony, Prelude and Fugue, Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, Suite on English Folk Tunes, The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, Gloriana: Courtly Dances, Les Illuminations, Serenade and Nocturne)
NIMBUS NI1751 (3 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5025) (1985)

Nicholas Bone (viola)/William Conway/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Tippett: Fantasia Concertante, Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Purcell / Britten: Chacony in G minor, Purcell / Stokowski: Dido's Lament, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme and Walton: Henry V: Passacaglia and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part)
WARNER CLASSICS 2564601902 (2004)

Roger Chase (viola)/Christopher Warren-Green/London Chamber Orchestra
( + Simple Symphony, Prelude and Fugue and Purcell/Britten: Chacony)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 561269-2 (1989)

Roger Chase (viola)/Lionel Friend/Nash Ensemble
( + Sinfonietta, Phaedra, The Sword in the Stone, Movement for Wind Sextet and Night Mail - End Sequence)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55525 (2006)
(original CD release: CDA66845) (1996)

Philip Duke (viola)/Steuart Bedford/Northern Sinfonia
( + Simple Symphony, Temporal Variations, A Charm of Lullabies and Suite on English Folk Tunes)
NAXOS 8.557205 (2005)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1526-2 (1998)

Csaba Erdély/Budapest Strings
( included in The Recorded Viola, Vol IV with works and fragments by Schubert, Beethoven, Weber, Gershwin, Bárta, Milford, Stravinsky, Rolla, J.S. Bach, Waxman, Prokoviev and Paganini)
PEARL PRL 0039 (2 CDs) (1998)

John Glickman (viola)/John Farrer/English Sinfonia
( + Simple Symphony, Prelude and Fugue and Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra)
CARLTON CLASSICS 30366 00652 (1997)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Yuli Turovsky/Musici di Montreal
( + Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, Young Apollo, Death in Venice: Suite, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Simple Symphony)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8817) (1990)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Sir Andrew Davis/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Bloch: Suite Hebreaique, Hindemith: Trauermusik and Colgrass: Chaconne for Viola and Orchestra)
CBC SM 5087 (1988)

Kim Kashkashian (viola)/Dennis Russell Davis/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + Penderecki: Viola Concerto and Hindemith: Trauermusik)
ECM NEW SERIES 439611-2 (1993)

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

Rainer Moog (viola)/David Atherton/Berlin RIAS Sinfonietta
( + Parry: English Suite, Holst: St. Paul’s Suite, Bridge: Sally in Our Alley and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
KOCH TREASURE 31610-2 (1992)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 2075) (1979)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Double Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67801 (2012)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)/Edward Gardner/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Phaedra, A Charm of Lullabies, Sinfonietta and Two Portraits)
CHANDOS CHAN 10671 (2011)

Yizhak Schotten (viola)/Richard Rosenberg/Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra( + Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, Shulman: Theme and Variations and Marais: 5 Vielles Danses Françaises)
CRYSTAL 635 (1993)

Nils-Erik Sparf (viola)/Peter Csaba/New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Les Illuminations)
BIS CD-435 (1989)

Lars Anders Tomter (viola)/Iona Brown/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Simple Symphony and Prelude and Fugue)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 45121-2 (1995)

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 (1963)

Timothy Hugh (cello)/Takuo Yuasa/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto {Rebecca Hirsch – violin})
NAXOS 8.553882 (1999)

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

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Walton: Cello Concerto)
PHILIPS 454 442-2 (1997)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Cello Concerto)
CBS MASTERWORKS 44900 (1990)

Truls Mørk (cello)/Neeme Järvi/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes and Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten)
BIS 420 (1994)

Truls Mørk (cello)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 45356 (1999)

Johannes Moser (cello)/Pietari Inkinen/WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
( + Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1)
HÄNSSLER HAEN 98643 (2012)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
( + Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra)
ORFEO C847121A (2012)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Benjamin Britten/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonia da Requiem and Cantata Misirecordium)
DECCA 425100  (1989)
(original LP release: Decca SXL6138) (1964)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Benjamin Britten/ Moscow Philharmonic (rec. 1964)
( + Elgar : Cello Concerto)
RUSSIAN REVELATION RV 10100 (1998)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Benjamin Britten/Moscow Philharmonic (rec. 1964)
( + Cello Suite No. 2 and Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS 562828 2 (2004)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bliss: Cello Concerto)
INTAGLIO INCD 7151 (1992) ▼

Cyrille Tricoire (cello)/Steuart Bedford/Montpelier National Orchestra
( + Prince of the Pagodas Suite)
ACCORD 4428171 (2006)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Steuart Bedford/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Death in Venice Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10274  (1984)

Scottish Ballad for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 26 (1941)

Peter Donohoe and Philip Fowke (pianos)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia da Requiem, An American Overture, Ballad of Heroes, The Building of the House, Praise We Great Men, Suite on English Folk Tunes, Canadian Carnival, Young Apollo, Quatre Chansons Française, Diversions and Occasional Overture)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CZS573983-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: EMI CDS7 54270-2 {2 CDs}) (1991)

Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas (pianos)/Ettore Strata/Luxembourg Radio TV Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinu: 2 Piano Concerto, Fantasie for Two Pianos and 3 Czech Dances)
PHOENIX 104 (1993)

Joan Yarborough and Robert Cowan (pianos)/Paul Freeman/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca and Vaughan Williams: 2 Piano Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2095 (1993)

Young Apollo, Op. 16 (1939)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia da Requiem, An American Overture, Ballad of Heroes, The Building of the House, Praise We Great Men, Suite on English Folk Tunes, Canadian Carnival, Scottish Ballad, Quatre Chansons Française, Diversions and Occasional Overture)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CZS573983-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: EMI CDS7 54270-2 {2 CDs}) (1991)

Peter Evans (piano)/José Serebrier/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Les Illuminations and Barber: Souvenirs and Canzonetta)
PHOENIX PHCD 111 (1993)

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)/Kent Nagano/Hallé Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, 2 Portaits and Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra)
WARNER MAESTRO 2564694521 (2008)
(original CD release: ERATO 398425022) (1999)

Steven Osborne (piano)/ Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertoand Young Apollo)
HYPERION CDA67625 (2008)

Joshua Pierce (piano)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak State Chamber Orchestra
( + Finzi: Eclogue, Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix and R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite)
KLEOS KL5137 (2006)

anonymous pianist/Yuri Turovsky/I Musici di Montreal
( + Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia, Lachrymae, Death in Venice: Suite, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge and Simple Symphony)
CHANDOS CHAN 241-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8817) (1990)


Rondo Concertante for Piano and Strings (1930)

Rolf Hind (piano)/Thomas Zehetmair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Les Illuminations, In Memoriam Dennis Brain, Untitled Fragment, Variations and Movements for a Clarinet Concerto)
NMC NMCD 140 (2009)

Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (arr. C. Matthews) (1941/2008)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Thomas Zehetmair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Les Illuminations, In Memoriam Dennis Brain, Untitled Fragment, Variations and Rondo Concertante)
NMC NMCD 140 (2009)

In Memoriam Dennis Brain for Four Horns and Strings (arr. C. Matthews) (c. 1958/2005)

Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Peter Francomb and Chris Griffiths (horns)/Thomas Zehetmair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Les Illuminations, Movements for a Clarinet Concerto, Untitled Fragment, Variations and Rondo Concertante)
NMC NMCD 140 (2009)




 

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RAYMOND HANSON
(1913-1976)

Born in Sydney. He was basically self-taught but also studied with Alex Burnard at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music where he later taught for many years. He did not write many works for orchestra and besides the ones listed below there is his single Symphony and a Piano Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1946)

Alwyn Elliott (violin)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Butterley: Violin Concerto)
ABC AC 1048 (non-commercial LP) (c.1978)

Trombone Concerto (1954)

Ian Hanckey (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Lovelock: Trombone Concertino and Suite for Wind and Percussion)
ABC AC 1007 (non-commercial LP) (1976)

Trumpet Concerto (1947)

John Robertson (trumpet)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
RCA (Australia) SL26371 (LP) (1968)

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GEORGE LLOYD
(1913-1990)

Born in St. Ives, Cornwall. He studied composition privately with Harry Farjeon and counterpoint with C.H. Kitson. He enjoyed remarkable success early on with both symphonic and operatic works but World War II left him shattered and this plus changes in musical taste saw his withdrawal from the musical scene. His late in life return as a result of BBC broadcasts and recordings stimulated a new period of creativity that lasted until his death. For orchestra, he wrote 12 Symphonies as well as the Concertos. All of his major orchestral works have been recorded.

Piano Concerto No. 1 "Scapegoat" (1963)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/George Lloyd/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
ALBANY TROY037-2 (1991)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1964)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/George Lloyd/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
ALBANY TROY037-2 (1991)

Piano Concerto No. 3 (1968)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/George Lloyd/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
ALBANY TROY019-2 (1989)
(original LP release: CONIFER CFRA 119) (1984)

Piano Concerto No. 4 (1970)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/George Lloyd/London Symphony Orchestra
( + The Lilyleaf and the Grasshopper and Transformation of the Ape)
ALBANY AR004 (1993)

Concerto for Violin and Winds No. 1 (1970)

Christina Anghelescu (violin)/David Parry/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2)
ALBANY TROY316 (2003)

Concerto for Violin and Strings No. 2 (1977)

Christina Anghelescu (violin)/David Parry/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1)
ALBANY TROY316 (1999)

Cello Concerto (1997)

Anthony Ross (cello)/David Alan Miller/Albany Symphony Orchestra
( + The Serf: Suite No. 1)
ALBANY TROY458 (2002)

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JOHN WEINZWEIG
(1913-2006)

Born in Toronto. He learned to various instruments as a child and later attended the University of Toronto where his teachers included Healey Willan, Leo Smith and Ernest MacMillan. He then taught for many years at the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music as well as at the University of Toronto and founded the League of Canadian Composers. He composed a large amount of music in various genres including ballets and works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voices. In addition to his series of 11 Divertimenti and the Concertos he wrote a number of other orchestral pieces including a Rhapsody and a Symphonic Ode.

Piano Concerto (1966)

Paul Helmer (piano)/Victor Feldbrill/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Symonds: The Nameless Hour)
CBC BR SM-104 (LP) (1969)

Violin Concerto (1954)

Albert Pratz (violin)/Geoffrey Waddington/CBC Symphony Orchesrtra
( + Harp Concerto, Symphonic Ode, Dummiyah, String Quartet No. 3, Woodwind Quartet and Pieces of Five)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 8002 (3 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 183) (1962)

Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (1967)

Judy Loman (harp)/Milton Barnes/Toronto Repertory Ensemble
( + Violin Concerto, Symphonic Ode, Dummiyah, String Quartet No. 3, Woodwind Quartet and Pieces of Five)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 8002 (3 CDs) (2002)
(original LP release: CBC BR SM-55) (1967)

Divertimento No. 1 for Flute and String Orchestra (1946)

Robert Aitken (flute)/John Weinzweig/string orchestra
( + McCauley: 5 Miniatures, Pepin: 4 Monodies, Kenins: Concertante, Freedman: Soliloquy and other Canadian pieces for flute)
DOMINION S-69005/6 (2 LPs) (1972)

Nora Schulman (flute)/Victor Feldbrill/string orchestra
( + Divertimento No.11, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Refrains, 15 Pieces for Harp: excerpts, and Tremologue)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 5295 (1995)

Divertimento No. 2 for Flute and String Orchestra (1948)

Perry Bauman (oboe)/Geoffrey Waddington/CBC Toronto Orchestra
( + Twa: Serenade and Dolin: Serenade)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 86 (LP) (1954)

Divertimento No. 3 for Bassoon and String Orchestra (1959-60)

George Zukerman (bassoon)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto)
CBC BR SM-317 (LP) (1977)

Divertimento No. 4 for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1968)

James Morton (clarinet)/Milton Barnes/Toronto Repertory Orchestra
( + Somers: Symphony for Winds)
CBC BR SM-134 (LP) (1970)

Divertimento No. 5 for Trumpet, Trombone and Symphonic Wind Ensemble (1961)

Serge Chevanelle (trumpet)/Joseph Zuskin (trombone)/Jean Deslauriers Orchestre de Radio Canada
( + Morawetz: Sinfonietta and Morel: Prismes-Anamorphoses)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 292 (LP) (1969)

Divertimento No. 11 for English Horn and String Orchestra (1990)

Lawrence Cherney (English horn)/Victor Feldbrill/string orchestra
( + Divertimento No.1, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Refrains, 15 Pieces for Harp: excerpts, and Tremologue)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 5295 (1995)

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MAURICE BLACKBURN
(1914-1987)

Born in Québec City. He studied at Laval University and had private lessons with Claude Champagne and Georges-Émile Tanguay. He also studied at the New England Conservatory and went to Paris for lessons with Nadia Boulanger. He devoted a good part of his composing career to writing the scores for 115 but he also wrote a Symphony, Concertino for Piano and Winds, a symphonic poem "Charpente" and several suites.

Piano Concerto in C major (1948)

Yvon Barette (piano)/Jean Beaudet/CBC Montreal Orchestra
( + Mercure: Pantomime)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 2 (LP) (1949)

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SIR ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK
(1914-1991)

Born in Warsaw. He studied composition at the Warsaw Conservatory with Kazimierz Sikorski, conducting with Felix Weingartner at the Vienna Academy of Music and had further lessons with Philippe Gaubert in Paris. He had a successful conducting career in Poland after 1939 until his emigration to England in 1954. He continued to conduct but was eventually able to devote himself entirely to composing. From his days in Poland he composed prolifically but most of his early works (including 2 Symphonies) were lost during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. His orchestral catalogue also includes 10 Symphonies and various other works.

Piano Concerto (1962, rev. 1970, 1972, 'Intrada' 1982)

Ewa Poblocka (piano)/Kazimierz Kord/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lutosławski: Piano Concerto and Szymanski: Piano Concerto
CD ACCORD ACD046 (2000)

Ewa Poblocka (piano)/Sir Andrzej Panufnik/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CATALYST 64280 (2005)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 206) (1992)

Concerto for Violin and Strings (1971)

Robert Kabara (violin)/Wojciech Michniewski/Cracow Sinfonietta
( + Arbor Cosmica)
DUX RECORDINGS 0254 (2000)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Andrzej Panufnik/Menuhin Festival Orchestra
( + Berkeley: Violin Concerto and Williamson: Violin Concerto)
EMI 566121-2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV EMD 5525) (1975)

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)/Dmitri Sitkovetsky/New European Strings
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, J.S. Bach: 2 Violin Concerto and Takemitsu: Nostalgia)
EMI CLASSICS 57440-2 (2004)

Krzysztof Smietana (violin)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Bassoon Concerto and Hommage à Chopin)
CONIFER CDCF 182 (1990)

Cello Concerto (1991)

Andrzej Bauer (cello)/Kazimierz Kord/National Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 10)
CD ACCORD ACD072 (2002)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Hugh Wolff/London Symphony Orchestra
NMC NMCD010S (CD single) (1993)

Bassoon Concerto (1985)

Robert Thompson (bassoon)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Violin Concerto and Hommage à Chopin)
CONIFER CDCF 182 (1990)

Homage à Chopin (1949, orch. 1966)

Hanna Turonek (flute)/Mariusz Smolij/Polish Chamber Orchestra
( + Old Polish Suite for String Orchestra, Jagiellonian Triptych, Old Polish Music, Divertimento after Janiewicz and Concerto in Modo Antico)
NAXOS 8.570032 (2006)

Karen Jones (flute)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Bassoon Concerto and Violin Concerto)
CONIFER CDCF 182 (1990)

Concerto Festivo (1979)

Sir Andrzej Panufnik/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Landscape, Katyn Epitaph and Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD 2020 (1989)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9016) (1982)

Concerto in Modo Antico for Trumpet, Timpani, Harp, Harpsichord and Strings (1951, rev. 1955)

Igor Cecocho (trumpet)/Mariusz Smolij/Polish Chamber Orchestra
( + Old Polish Suite for String Orchestra, Jagiellonian Triptych, Old Polish Music, Divertimento after Janiewicz and Hommage à Chopin)
NAXOS 8.570032 (2006)

Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings (1979-80)

Graham Cole (timpani)/Richard Benjafield (percussion)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Symphony No. 4 and Harmony)
CONIFER CDCF 217 (1994)

Kurt-Hans Goedicke (timpani)/Michael Frye (percussion)/Sir Andrzej Panufnik/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Landscape, Katyn Epitaph and Concerto Festivo)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD 2020 (1989)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9016) (1982)

Divertimento (after Janiewicz) (1947, rev. 1955)

Hanna Turonek (flute)/Mariusz Smolij/Polish Chamber Orchestra
( + Old Polish Suite for String Orchestra, Jagiellonian Triptych, Old Polish Music, Hommage à Chopin and Concerto in Modo Antico)
NAXOS 8.570032 (2006)

Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Harp and Strings (Symphony No. 4) (1973)

Karen Jones (flute)/Rachel Masters (harp)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Concertino for Timpani, Percussion and Strings and Harmony)
CONIFER CDCF 217 (1994)

Aurele Nicolet (flute)/Ossian Ellis (harp)/Sir Andrzej Panufnik/Menuhi Festival Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 352289-2 (2006)
(original LP release: EMI EMD 2525) (1975)

Metasinfonia for Organ, Timpani and Strings (Symphony No. 7) (1978)

Jennifer Bate (organ)/Kurt-Hans Goedicke (timpani)/Sir Andrzekj Panufnik/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Universal Prayer)
UNICORN DKP 9049 (LP) (1980)

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HUMPHREY SEARLE
(1915-1982)

Born in Oxford. Studied at the Royal College of Music with John Ireland and R.O. Morris and in Vienna with Anton Webern. After service in World War II he worked for the BBC and taught at the Royal College of Music as well in America and Germany. He also wrote several books and was very active in promoting contemporary music. His major compositions for orchestra are 5 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Chamber Ensemble, 2 Piano Concertos, Zodiac Variations and Labyrinth.

Aubade for Horn and Strings, Op. 26 (1955)


Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Norman Del Mar/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Banks: Horn Concerto and Musgrave: Clarinet Concerto)
( + Hoddinott: Horn Concerto, Searle: Aubade and Maw: Horn Sonata)
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 726) (1975)

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CLIFFORD ABBOTT
(1916-1994)

Born in Invercargill, New Zealand. He studied music initially at Canterbury College in Chrristchurch and then at the Royal College of Music with Gordon Jacob and privately with Benjamin Frankel. His musical career combined composing with teaching and lecturing and he wrote a number of pieces for performances by children as well as song books for this same audience. His major works for orchestra include 4 Flute Concertos and 2 Symphonies.

Flute Concerto No. 1 (1966)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Louis Frémaux/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Carmichael: Phoenix, Grainger: Molly on the Shore and Benjamin: Jamaican Rhumba)
RCA (Australia) VRL1 7373) (LP) (1980)

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ALEXANDER BROTT
(b. 1916)

Born in Montreal. He studied at the McGill Conservatorium where his composition teacher was Douglas Clarke and went on for further composition training at the Juilliard School of Music with Bernard Wagenaar. He became a major figure in Canadian music as a violinist, conductor, teacher and composer. He was concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, taught at McGill University, founded the McGill Chamber Orchestra and conducted orchestras throughout Canada and the rest of North America. His compositional output is large and consists mostly of orchestral and chamber works. His other large pieces for orchestra include a second Violin Concerto entitled "Cupid’s Quandary" (1975), a Cello Concerto with the title "Evocative Provocations" (1975) and 2 symphonic poems, "War and Peace" and "Concordia."

Violin Concerto (1950)

Otto Amin (violin)/Boris Brott/Hamilton Philharmonic Virtuosi
( + Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye and Pavane)
CBC SM-291 (LP) (1976)

John Denbeck (violin)/Geoffrey Waddington/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Adaskin: Ballet Symphony, Dolin: Sinfonietta and Freedman: Nocturne: No. 1)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI-71 (LP) (1952)

Angele Dubeau (violin)/Boris Brott/McGill Chamber Orchestra
( + Arabesque, 7 Minuets and 6 Canons and Paraphrase in Polyphony)
ANALEKTA ANC 9801 (2007)

Arabesque for Cello and Orchestra (1957)

Dennis Brott (cello)/Boris Brott/McGill Chamber Orchestra
( + Arabesque, 7 Minuets and 6 Canons and Paraphrase in Polyphony)
ANALEKTA ANC 9801 (2007)

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MALCOLM MacDONALD
(1916-1992)

Very limited amount of biographical information has been located. He studied at Cambridge and taught at the University of Cape Town.

Cuban Rondo for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1960)

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

 

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JEAN PAPINEAU-COUTURE
(1916-2000)

Born in Montreal. He first studied locally with Françoise d’Amour and Gabriel Cusson and then with Quincy Porter at the New England Conservatory of Music. He had further studies with Nadia Boulanger. He taught and served as a school administrator in Montreal for more than three decades and was very active in Canadian composers’ organizations. He composed prolifically in all genres including a Symphony, several Concertos, Concerto Grosso and a number of shorter works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1965)

Gilles Manny (piano)/Alexander Brott/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Paysage and Pièce Concertante No. 3)
CENTREDISQUES CMCCD 8602 (2002)
(original LP release:RCA (Canada) CCS 1029) (1968)

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1952)

Noël Brunet (violin)/Geoffery Waddington/Orchestre de Radio-Canada à Montreal (rec. 1954)
( + Mercure: Pantomime)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 117 (LP)

Victor Schultz (violin)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Paysage and Pièce Concertante No. 3)
CENTREDISQUES CMCCD 8602 (2002)

Pièce Concertante No. 1 (Repliemant) for Piano and String Orchestra (1957)

Mario Bernardi (piano)/Walter Susskind/Orchestre de Radio-Canada à Montreal
( + Adaskin: Serenade Concertante and Somers: Suite for Harp and Chamber Orchestra)
COLUMBIA MS 6285 (LP) (1961)

Pièce Concertante No. 3 (Variations) for Flute, Violin, Cello, Harp and String Orchestra (1959)

Jean-Paul Major (flute)/Emilio Iacurto (clarinette)/Eugène Husaruk (violon)/André Mignault (cello)/Marie Iosch (harpe)/Jacques Beaudry/Orchestre à Cordes de Radio-Canada
( + Violin Concerto, Paysage and Piano Concerto)
CENTREDISQUES CMCCD 8602 (2002)
(original LP release: RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 293) (1971)

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IAN PARROTT
(1916-2012)

Born in Streatham, London. He first studied with Benjamin Dale at the age of 12 and then went on for further training at the Royal College of Music and Oxford. He taught music at the University of Birmingham and at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His musical catalogue is very extensive and ranges from operas to works for solo instruments. His larger works for orchestra include 5 Symphonies as well as Concertos for Piano, Cello and English Horn.

Sinfonia Concertante for Recorder, Solo Violin String Orchestra and Percussion (2001-3)

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

Prelude and Waltz for Recorder and String Orchestra

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

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BERNARD STEVENS
(1916-1983)

Born in London. He first studied with E.J. Dent , Cyril Rootham and Donald Tovey at Cambridge and then with R.O. Morris, Gordon Jacob and Arthur Benjamin at the Royal College of Music. He then taught at the latter institution from 1948 to 1981 and was active in radical political causes that were reflected in his music. He wrote in various genres. Beyond the Concertos his orchestral output included 2 Symphonies and a Sinfonietta for Strings.

Piano Concerto, Op. 26 (1966)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Adrian Leaper/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Dance Suite and Variations)
MARCO POLO 8.223480 (1994)

Violin Concerto, Op. 4 (1943)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Sir Edward Downws/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
MERIDIAN CDE 84174 (1989)

Max Rostal (violin)/Sir Charles Groves/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Berg: Violin Concerto and Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1)
SYMPOSIUM 1142-3 (2 CDs) (1994)

Cello Concerto, Op. 18 (1952)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Sir Edward Downws/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
MERIDIAN CDE 84124 (1987)

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RICHARD ARNELL
(1917-2009)

Born in London. Studied with John Ireland at the Royal College of Music. He lived in America from 1939 until 1946 when he returned home to take a teaching position at the Trinity College of Music. He composed in most genres from opera to chamber music. His major orchestral works also include 6 Symphonies and Symphony for Strings, Sinfonia quasi variazioni a 2nd Piano Concerto and a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto, Op. 44 (1946)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7184 (2007)

Violin Concerto in One Movement, Op. 9 (1940)

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

Concerto Capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 70 (1954)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Punch and the Child and Harlequin in April)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7227 (2009)

 

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BRIAN BOYDELL
(1917-2000)

Born in Dublin. After studies at the University of Heidelberg he attended the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Patrick Hadley and Herbert Howells. He completed his musical education at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and at the University of Dublin where he became a teacher. He composed mostly for orchestra, chamber ensembles and the voice. In addition to the Violin Concerto, his larger works for orchestra include a Symphony for Strings, Symphonic Inscapes and Partita Concertante for Violin, Harp, String Orchestra and Percussion.

Violin Concerto (1953-4)

Maighread McCrann (violin)/Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + In Memoriam Mahatma Gandhi, Masai Mara and Megalithic Ritual Dances)
MARCO POLO 8.223887 (1997)

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ROBERT FARNON
(1917-2005)

Born in Toronto. He studied music privately and achieved great fame as a composer of light orchestral music and film scores as well as a conductor, arranger and trumpeter. He wrote 3 Symphonies. His suite "Canadian Impressions" is his most famous extended work as it contains two of Farnon’s signature pieces "À la Claire Fontaine" and "Lake in the Woods."

Cascades to the Sea – Tone Poem for Piano and Orchestra (1944)

Peter Breiner (piano and conductor)/Bratislava Radio Symphony Orcheta
( + Rhapsody and light orchestral works)
DUTTON VOCALION CDLK4146 (2003)

Prelude and Dance for Harmonica and Orchestra (1966)

Tommy Reilly (harmonica)/Robert Farnon/Robert Farnon Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Arnold: Harmonica Concerto, Villa-Lobos: Harmonica Concerto, Moody: Toledo-Spanish Fantasy and Spivakovsky: Harmonica Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9428 (1994)

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1958)

Raymond Cohen (violin)/Robert Farnon/London Festival Symphony Orchestra
( + Captain Horatio Hornblower: Suite)
DELYSE DS 6057 (LP) (1979)

Raymond Cohen (violin)/Robert Farnon/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Intermezzo, Captain Horatio Hornblower: Suite, State Occasion, Lake of the Woods and A Promise of Spring)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-47CD (1992)

Steven Staryk (violin)/Robert Farnon/Robert Farnon Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + Cascades to the Sea and light orchestral works)
DUTTON VOCALION CDLK4146 (2003)
(original LP release: POLYDOR 2382 008) (c. 1978)

Intermezzo for Harp and Strings (1951)

Aline Brewer (harp)/Robert Farnon/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rhapsody, Captain Horatio Hornblower: Suite, State Occasion, Lake of the Woods and A Promise of Spring)
REFERENCE RECORDINGS RR-47CD (1992)

Leslie Jones/orchestra
( + light orchestral works)
NIXA NPL 18025 (LP) (1958)

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JOHN GARDNER
(1917-2011)

Born in Manchester. He studied composition with R.O. Morris at Oxford. After World War II he joined the staff of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and then held teaching posts at Morley College, the Royal Academy of Music and the St. Paul’s Girls’ School. His composition career began with a performance of his 1st Symphony and since then he has compiled a large catalogue ranging from opera to chamber music. His larger works for orchestra also include 3 Symphonies, a 2nd Piano Concerto and a Trumpet Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 34 (1957)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Midsummer Ale Overture)
NAXOS 8.570406 (2007)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 220 (1995)

Jennifer Stinton (flute)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Symphony No. 3. Sinfonia Piccola, Irish Suite and Prelude for Strings)
ASV WHITE LINE CD WHL 2125 (2000)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 193 (1990)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Leighton: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Lane: 3 Spanish Dances)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)


Chamber Concerto for Organ and 10 Players, Op.102 (1969)

Stephen King (organ)/Hilary Davan Wetton/The Holst Orchestra
( + Cantata For Christmas and Christmas Carols)
EM RECORDS EMRCD 009 (2012)



Petite Suite for Recorder for Recorder and Strings, Op. 245 (2001)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, McCabe: Domestic Life, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Lane: Suite Champêtre, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Dodgson: Concerto Chacony)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

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FRANCIS JACKSON
(b. 1917)

Born in Malton, Yorkshire. He studied the organ with Edward Bairstow ay York and later completed his musical education at the University of Durham and went on to a prominent career as an organist, conductor and composer. He became the chief organist at York Minster in 1946. In addition to his compositions for solo organ, he also composed a large catalogue of sacred and secular music including an Organ Concerto and Symphony.

Concerto for Organ, Strings Timpani and Celesta, Op. 64 (1984-5)

Francis Jackson (organ)/ Jonathan Wainwright University of York Orchestra
( + Whitlock: Symphony for Organ and Orchesta)
AMPHION PHI CD 155 (2000)

Moonrise for Recorder and String Orchestra

(1999/2004)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Cooke: Divertimento, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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WILLIAM McCAULEY
(1917-1999)

Born in Tofield, Alberta. He studied composition at the University of Toronto with Healey Willan and at the Eastman School of Music with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. He worked as a trombonist and conductor and held several important positions including Director of Music at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto. He did a lot of his composing for radio, television and films. Other orchestral works for the concert hall include a Horn Concerto (1959) and Piano Concerto (1977).

Concerto Grosso (1973)

Boris Brott/Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Poulenc: Sinfonietta)
CBC BR SM-264 (LP) (1975)

Five Miniatures for Flute and String Orchestra (1958)

Robert Aitken (flute)/William McCauley/string orchestra
( + Weinzweig: Divertimento No. 1, Pepin: 4 Monodies, Kenins: Concertante, Freedman: Soliloquy and other Canadian pieces for flute)
DOMINION S-69005/6 (2 LPs) (1972)
(released in US as CRI S-317)

Timothy Hutchins (flute)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Coulthard: Music on a Quiet Song, Rodrigo: Concierto Pastoral, Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Fauré: Fantaisie and Saint-Saëns: Romance)
CBC SMCD 5171 (1998)

Joseph Mariano (flute)/Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Barber: Capricorn Concerto, Griffes Poem, Kennan: Night Piece, Bergsma: Gold and the Señor Commandante and Piston: Incredible Flutist)
MERCURY 434 307-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR90277) (1961)

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OSKAR MORAWETZ
(1917-2007)

Born in Svetla, Czechoslovakia. He had his musical training with Jaroslav Kříčka in Prague, Julius Isserlis in Vienna and Lazare Lévy in Paris. Nazism necessitated his emigration to Canada in 1942 where he completed his musical education at the University of Toronto. In addition to composing, he had a distinguished teaching career at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and the University of Toronto. His also wrote 2 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Strings (1963) as well as Concertos for Clarinet and Wind Quintet.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1962)

Anton Kuerti (piano)/Walter Susskind/Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Matton: 2 Piano Concerto)
CAPITOL SW-6123 (LP) (1965)

Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (1975)

Gianetta Baril (harp)/Uri Mayer/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Harp Concerto)
CBC ENTERPRISES 2-5086 (1989)

Fantasy for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1974)

Dong Suk Kang (violin)/Frank Paul Decker/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL SM 231 (LP) (1975)

Memorial to Martin Luther King (1968)

Zara Nelsova (cello)/Otto-Werner Mueller/CBC Montreal Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 212 (LP) (1975)

Shauna Rolston/(cello)/Uri Mayer/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
( + Bliss: Cello Concerto, Bruch Kol Nidrei, Dvořák: Silent Woods and Fauré: Élégie)
CBC SMCD-5105 (1991)

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JAMES PENBERTHY
(1917-1999)

Born in Melbourne. He had his early musical training at the Universities of Western Australia and Melbourne and then became a teacher. He later studied composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and conducting with John Barbirolli in London. He composed prolifically in all genres with a special emphasis on ballet and opera. He wrote 9 Symphoniesas well as a Symphony with the title "Boomerang, a Symphony for Brass Band and more than a dozen Concertos for various instruments.

Viola Concerto (1962)

John Gould (viola)/Sir Bernard Heinze/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Hanson: Gula and Hurst: Horn Concerto)
ABC RRCS/46 (non-commercial LP) (1969)

Saxophone Concerto (1970)

Peter Clinch (saxophone)/Verdon Williams/Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto, Barnard: Saxophone Sonata, Gross: Saxophone Quintet and D'Ombrain & Clinch: Introspections)
DIVERSIONS 24120 (2006)
(original LP release: FESTIVAL FC 80025) (1972)

Romance for Violin and String Orchestra (1960)

Wilfred Lehmann (violin)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Sutherland: Concerto for Strings, Howard: Wind and Banks: Dramatic Music and Divisions for Orchestra)
ABC AC 1008 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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ROBERT DOCKER
(1918-1992)

Born in London. After some preliminary musical education, he attended the Royal Academy of Music where he studied various instruments as well as composition. He excelled as a pianist and this propelled him into a career as an accompanist and arranger. He achieved great success as a composer and conductor of light classical music and produced a lot of music that was premiered by the BBC. His other works for orchestra include a British Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Scène du Bal and Scènes du Ballet.

Legend for Piano and Orchestra (1959)

William Davis (piano)/Barry Knight/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + 3 Contrasts, Scene du Bal, Scenes de Ballet, Air, The Spirit of Cambria, Fairy Dance Reel, Tabarinage and Pastiche Variations)
MARCO POLO 8.223517 (1997)

Pastiche Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1980)

William Davis (piano)/Barry Knight/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + 3 Contrasts, Scene du Bal, Scenes de Ballet, Air, The Spirit of Cambria, Fairy Dance Reel, Tabarinage and Legend)
MARCO POLO 8.223517 (1997)

Three Contrasts for Oboe and Strings

David Presley (oboe)/Barry Knight/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + 3 Contrasts, Scene du Bal, Scenes de Ballet, Air, The Spirit of Cambria, Fairy Dance Reel, Tabarinage and Pastiche Variations)
MARCO POLO 8.223517 (1997)

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JOHN ADDISON
(1920-1998)

Born in Chobham, Surrey. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music under Gordon Jacob but his studies were interrupted by years of service during World War II. He later accepted a teaching position at that school. He became one of Britain’s most important film composers but also composed works for the concert hall with a preference for chamber works for wind instruments. Other concertante works are the Wellington Suite for 2 Horns, Piano, Strings and Percussion (1961) and Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1948).

Concerto for Trumpet, Strings and Percussion (1958)

Leon Rapier (trumpet)/Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Arnold:2 Violin Concerto, Rubbra: Improvisation and Bliss: Discourse)
FIRST EDITION FECD 1904 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE S-695) (1969)

Bassoon Concertino (1998)

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

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GEOFFREY BUSH
(1920-1998)

Born in London. He studied privately with John Ireland and then completed his musical education at Oxford. His musical career was divided between composing, teaching, music editing, working for the BBC and promoting the cause of British music His compositions range from opera to chamber music. Some of his other orchestral works are 2 Symphonies, Sinfonietta Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1943), Oboe Concerto, Music for Orchestra and Concerto for Light Orchestra.

Concerto for Oboe and Strings (1948)

Dame Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)/George Weldon/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, Martinů: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, Mozart: Oboe Concerto, Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto da Camera, Rubbra: Sonata for Oboe and Piano and Wordsworth: Quartet for Oboe and Strings)
BARBIROLLI SOCIETY SJB104546 (2 CDs) (2011)


Rhapsody for Clarinet and Strings (1940)

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

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PETER RACINE FRICKER
(1920-1990)

Born in London. He studied with R.O. Morris at the Royal College of Music and later with Mátyás Seiber. He taught at Morley College and at the Royal College of Music and then at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He composed a vast amount of music in various genres including a large component for orchestra including 5 Symphonies, a "Sinfonia in memoriam Benjamin Britten," Concerto for Orchestra, a 2nd Violin Concertoand Concertos for Piano, Viola and Oboe.

Violin Concerto, Op. 11 (1951)

Yfrah Neaman (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Banks: Violin Concerto and Morgan: Violin Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.276 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 715) (1974)

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SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD
(1921-2006)

Born in Northampton. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Gordon Jacob for composition and Ernest Hill for Trumpet. He played the trumpet with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra before devoting the rest of his musical career to composing and conducting his own music. He was extremely prolific in many genres and achieved great fame as a film composer. Most of his many orchestral works have been recorded with the major exceptions of a Toy Symphony for 12 Toy Instruments, Piano and String Quartet (1957). His 10 Concert Overtures and 6 sets of National Dances are very popular.

The Malcolm Arnold Edition – Volume II
(CONTENTS: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Concertino for Oboe and Strings, Concerto for Flute and Strings, Concerto No.2 for Flute and Orchestra, Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra, Concerto for Clarinet and Strings, Clarinet Concerto No.2, Concerto No.1 for Horn and Orchestra, Concerto No.2 for Horn and Strings, Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Concerto for 2 Pianos (3 hands), Fantasy on a Theme of John Field, Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra, Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Concerto for 28 Players and Philharmonic Concerto)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(see individual work listings below for details)

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra "Shakespearean", Op. 136 (1988/2000)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Nicholas Ward/Northern Chamber Orchestra

( + Symphony for Strings, Saxophone Concerto, Flute Concertino and Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet)
NAXOS 8.572640 (2011)


Concerto (No. 1) for Clarinet and Strings, Op.20 (1949)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 172) (1989)

Gary Gray (clarinet)/ Harry Newstone/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Lutosławski: 5 Dance Preludes and Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations)
CENTAUR CRC 2212 (1995)
(original CD release: UNICORN UKP CD 9066) (1986)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Horn Concerto No. 2, Oboe Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI EL27 0264 1) (1985)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Ivor Bolton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Divertimento, Fantasy, Three Shanties and Sonatina)
ASV CDDCA922 (1995)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Maconchy: Clarinet Concertinos Nos. 1 and 2 and Britten: Concerto Movement)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55060 (2001)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66634) (1993)


Clarinet Concerto No.2, Op.115 (cadenza by Sir richard rodney bennett) (1974)

Michael Collins (clarinet and conductor)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto and Stanford: Clarinet Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10739 (2012)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 75605 51228-2) (1993)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Lan Shui/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto)
BIS CD-893 (1998)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Ivor Bolton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Divertimento, Fantasy, Three Shanties and Sonatina)
ASV CDDCA922 (1995)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Maconchy: Clarinet Concertinos Nos. 1 and 2 and Britten: Concerto Movement)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55060 (2001)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66634) (1993)

Sabine Meyer (clarinet)/Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs and arrangements of popular tunes)
EMI 556652 2 (1998)

Concerto (No. 1) for Flute and Strings, Op.45 (1954)

Richard Adeney (flute)/Ronald Thomas/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Horn Concerto No. 2, Oboe Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3868) (1980)

Edward Beckett (flute)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Sinfoniettas Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
ARTE NOVA 74321465032 (1997)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66332) (1990) 

Sir James Galway (flute)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Flute Concerto No. 2, 3 Shanties, Sonatina, Fantasia, Divertimento and Sonata)
RCA RED SEAL 09026 68860-2 (1998)

Karen Jones (flute)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 172) (1989)

John Solum (flute)/Neville Dilkes/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2, Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 and 2)
HMV ASD 3487 (LP) (1978)

Alexa Still (flute)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Hanson: Serenade, Griffes: Poem, Hovhaness: Elibris Concerto, Bloch: Suite Modale, Kennan: Night Soliloquy and Foote: Night Piece)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7063 (1991)

Concerto No.2 for Flute and Orchestra, Op.111 (1972)

Richard Adeney (flute)/Ronald Thomas/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concerto No. 1, Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Horn Concerto No. 2, Oboe Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3868) (1980)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Flute Concerto No. 1, 3 Shanties, Sonatina, Fantasia, Divertimento and Sonata)
RCA RED SEAL 09026 68860-2 (1998)

Karen Jones (flute)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 75605 51228-2) (1993)

John Solum (flute)/Neville Dilkes/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1, Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 and 2)
HMV ASD 3487 (LP) (1978)

Alexa Still (flute)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Jacob: Flute Concerto and Musgrave: Orfeo II)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7140 (1995)

Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Op.67 (1959)

Julian Bream (guitar)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/Melos Ensemble
( + R.R. Bennett: Guitar Concerto and Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez)
RCA 09026 61598-2 (1999)
(original US LP release: RCA LSC-2487) (1961)

Julian Bream (guitar)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez and Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream)
EMI CDC7 54661-2 (1993)

Michael Conn (guitar)/John Lubbock/Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez)
IMP CLASSICS PCD 2035 (2000)
(original CD release: PICKWICK 30367-0161-2) (1987)

Eduardo Fernandez (guitar)/Barry Wordsworth/English Chamber Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: DECCA 430 233-2) (1991)

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

John Williams (guitar)/Elgar Howarth/London Sinfonietta
( + Brouwer: Guitar Concerto)
CBS 76715 (LP) (1978)

Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra, Op.46 (1954)

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

Tommy Reilly (harmonica)/David Atherton/London Sinfonietta
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG-905) (1979)

Tommy Reilly (harmonica)/Cedric Dumont/Basel Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Farnon: Prelude and Dance, Villa-Lobos: Harmonica Concerto, Moody: Toledo-Spanish Fantasy and Spivakovsky: Harmonica Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9428 (1994)

Tommy Reilly (harmonica)/Henry Krips/BBC Concert Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Walton: Crown Imperial, Weinberger: Schwanda-Polka and Fugue, Grainger: Molly on the Shore, Smetana: The Moldau, Borodin: Polovetsian Dances, etc.)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9103 (1995)

Antonio Serrano (harmonica)/Ronald Zollman/ Belgian National Orchestra
( + excerpts from Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Elgar and Shostakovich)
PAVANE ADW 7286 (1993)

Concerto No.1 for Horn and Orchestra, Op.11 (1944)

Richard Watkins (horn)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 75605 51228-2) (1993)


Concerto No.2 for Horn and Strings, Op.58 (1956)

Alan Civil (horn)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + 4 Cornish Dances, The Fair Field, Viola Concerto, Peterloo Overture, Sinfonietta No 1, Concerto for Two Pianos 3 Hands, 2 Violin Concerto, Song of Simeon: A Nativity Masque, Fantasy and 5 Blake Songs)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91817 (1996)

Alan Civil (horn)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Oboe Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI EL27 0264 1) (1985)

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

Richard Watkins (horn)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 172) (1989)


Concertino for Flute and Strings, Op. 19a (1948/2000)

Esther Ingham (flute)/Richard Howarth/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Symphony for Strings, Saxophone Concerto, Cello Concertoand Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet)
NAXOS 8.572640 (2011)

Concertino for Oboe and Strings, Op.28a (arr. Roger Steptoe) (1953)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Vernon Handley/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER 75605 51273-2) (1996)

Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Op. 39 (1952)

Jennifer Galloway (oboe)/Ruben Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 and 9)
CHANDOS CHAN 9967 (2 CDs) (2001)

Gordon Hunt (oboe)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Horn Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and Trumpet Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI EL27 0264 1) (1985)

Malcolm Messiter (oboe)/Ross Pople/London Festival Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1 and Sinfoniettas Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
ARTE NOVA 74321465032 (1997)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66332) (1990) 

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 47 (1954)

Ulrik Spang-Hanssen (organ)/Douglas Bostock/Royal Aarhus Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
( + Rinaldo and Armida: Ballet, Little Suite No.2 and Homage to the Queen: Ballet Suite)
CLASSICO CLASSCD424 (2002)


Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Op.32 (1951)

Phillip Dyson and Kevin Sargent (pianos)/Esa Heikkila/Ulster Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto, Fantasy on a Theme of John Field and Beckus the Dandiprat Overture)
NAXOS 8.570531 (2007)

David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 75605 51228-2) (1993)

Concerto for 2 Pianos (3 hands), Op.104 (1969)

Phillip Dyson and Kevin Sargent (pianos)/Esa Heikkila/Ulster Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano Duet, Fantasy on a Theme of John Field and Beckus the Dandiprat Overture)
NAXOS 8.570531 (2007)

David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER 75605 51240-2 (1995)

Antonio Piricone and Martin Roscoe (pianos)/Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.2, Beckus the Dandipratt Overture, English Dances - Set 2 and Sound Barrier Rhapsody)
RLPO LIVE RLCD 402P (2001)

Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith (pianos)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + 4 Cornish Dances, The Fair Field, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No 2, Peterloo Overture, Sinfonietta No 1, Viola Concerto, 2 Violin Concerto, Song of Simeon: A Nativity Masque, Fantasy and 5 Blake Songs)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91817 (1996)

Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith (pianos)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 5, Solitaire and Overtures: Tam O’Shanter, Beckus the Dandipratt, Peterloo)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
( original LP release: HMV GREENSLEEVES ESD 7065 LP) (1970)

Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra, Op.133 (1988)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Okko Kamu/English Chamber Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: RCA RED SEAL 62543-2) (1995)

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

Concertino for Recorder and String Orchestra Op. 41a (orch. P. Lane from Sonatina, Op.41)

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


Saxophone Concerto (1942/1994)

Carl Raven (alto saxophone)/Richard Howarth/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Symphony for Strings, Flute Concertino Cello Concerto and Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet)
NAXOS 8.572640 (2011)


Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 125 (1982)

John Wallace (oboe)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Horn Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 382146 2 (2 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: EMI EL27 0264 1) (1985)

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op.108 (1971)

Roger Best (viola)/ Sir Malcolm Arnold/Northern Sinfonia (rec. 1971)
( + 4 Cornish Dances, The Fair Field, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No 2, Peterloo Overture, Sinfonietta No 1, Concerto for Two Pianos 3 Hands, 2 Violin Concerto, Song of Simeon: A Nativity Masque, Fantasy and 5 Blake Songs)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91817 (1996)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 211) (1992)

Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op.77 (1962)

Peter Fisher and Maya Iwabuchi (violins)/Peter Fisher/Chamber Ensemble of London
( + Jenkins: Sinfonietta for Strings, Variations on “Widecombe Fair", Elgar: Elegy, Ireland: The Holy Boy, Farnaby/Bantock: 7 Pieces for String Orchestra, Darke/Jenkins: Fantasy for Strings and Purcell: Abdelazer - Overture and Rondeau)
EM RECORDS EMR CD017 (2013)

Igor and Vesna Gruppman (violins)/Donald Barra/San Diego Chamber Orchestra
( + Serenade and Sinfoniettas Nos. 1 and 2)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7134-2 (1995)

Paul Kling and Peter McHugh (violins)/Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Addison: Trumpet Concerto, Rubbra: Improvisation and Bliss: Discourse)
FIRST EDITION FECD 1904 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE LS-731 (1973)

Alan Loveday and Frances Mason (violins)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1966)
( + 4 Cornish Dances, The Fair Field, Viola Concerto, Peterloo Overture, Sinfonietta No 1, Concerto for Two Pianos 3 Hands, Horn Concerto No. 2, Song of Simeon: A Nativity Masque, Fantasy and 5 Blake Songs)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91817 (1996)

Albert Lysy and Sophia Reuter (violins)/Sir Yehudi Menuhin/ Camerata Lysy
( + J.S. Bach: 2 Violin Concerto and 3 Violin Concerto, Locatelli: Violin Concerto No. 5, Lysy: Corelli Variations and Wagner: Traume)
DINEMEC DCCD 001 (1995)

Kenneth Sillito and Lyn Fletcher (violins)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 172) (1989)

Concerto for 28 Players, Op.105 (1970)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Variations for Orchestra on a theme of Ruth Gipps, Little Suites Nos.1 and 2 and A Manx Suite {Little Suite No.3})
CHANDOS CHAN 9509 (1996)

Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER 211) (1992)

Fantasy on a Theme of John Field for Piano and Orchestra, Op.116 (1975)

Phillip Dyson (piano)/Esa Heikkila/Ulster Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto, Concerto for Piano Duet and Beckus the Dandiprat Overture)
NAXOS 8.570531 (2007)

John Lill (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 224) (1995)

Philharmonic Concerto, Op.120 (1976)

Bernard Haitink/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1976)

( + McCabe: Chagall Windows and Concerto for Orchestra)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO0023 (2008)

Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + see above)
DECCA UNIVERSAL 4765343 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CONIFER 75606 51298-2) (1998)

Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6, Beckus the Dandipratt Overture, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness: Suite and Flourish for a 21st Birthday)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO013 (2006)

Serenade for Guitar and Strings, Op. 50 (1955)

Odair Assad (guitar)/Leo Brouwer/Cordoba Orchestra
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez and Brouwer: Concierto de Volos)
GHA 126025 (1998)

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

John Williams (guitar)/Sir Charles Groves/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 and Dodgson: Guitar Concerto No. 2)
CBS 76634 (LP) (1977)

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WILLIAM BLEZARD
(1921-2003)

Born in Padiham, Lancashire. He learned the piano which he played at local cinemas and then went for studies at the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Arthur Benjamin and Frank Merrick for piano, composition with Herbert Howells, and orchestration with Gordon Jacob. He worked as an accompanist and arranger for the theater, movies and popular entertainers and his composing was mostly for these purposes but he also wrote some concert pieces such as the Battersea Suite, Overture "The River" and Duetto for Strings.

Two Celtic Pieces for Oboe and Orchestra

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Leighton: Oboe Concerto, Gardner: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Concerto da Camera and Lane: 3 Spanish Dances)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

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ADRIAN CRUFT
(1921-1987)

Born in Mitcham, Surrey. After initial studies with his father, he studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers were Edmund Rubbra and Gordon Jacob. He later joined the staff of that institution. In addition to teaching and composing, he played the double bass in several orchestras and was very active with the Composers’ Guild of Great Britain. His compositional output was relatively modest and comprised mostly smaller scale works in various genres. His orchestral works included a Partita, a Divertimento and several suites and overtures.

Clarinet Concertino (1955)

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

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RUTH GIPPS
(1921-1999)

Born in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. She studied at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams for composition, Leon Goossens for Oboe and Kendall Taylor. Besides composing, she had a very active musical career as oboist, pianist and conductor as well as a teacher at several schools including the Royal College of Music. Among her other works for orchestra are 5 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion and Concertos for Violin, and Oboe.


Piano Concerto, Op. 34 (1948)

Angela Brownridge (piano)/Michael Laus/Malta?Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Theme and Variations, Opalescence and Leighton: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CAMEO CLASSICS C9046CD (2012)

Horn Concerto, Op. 58 (1968)

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

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ANTONY HOPKINS
(b. 1921)

Born in London. He started his musical career as a pianist and organist but became much better known as the author of several books of music analysis and as the host of a long-running BBC radio programme "Talking About Music." He was also the composer and conductor of 17 film scores.

Suite for Recorder, String Orchestra and Harp (1952/2006)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + Reizenstein: Partita, Cooke: Divertimento, A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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BRUCE MONTGOMERY
(1921-1978)

Born in Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire. He studied music at Oxford and there took the post of organ scholar. His composing career began auspiciously with the very positive reception of his Oxford Requiem. He then began composing for films and scored the very popular "Doctor" and "Carry On" series. He also continued to compose works for the concert hall such as Overture to a Fairy Tale and Scottish Aubade. He had a parallel career as author of mystery novels under his pseudonym Edmund Crispin.

Concertino for Strings (1950)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Finzi: Prelude and Romance, Holst: Brook Green Suite, Blezard: Duetto, Hurd: Sinfonia Concertante, H. Wood: An Eighteenth Century Scherzo and Martelli:Persiflage)
NAXOS 8.555069 (2001)

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JOHN RITCHIE
(b. 1921)

Born in Wellington, New Zealand. He trained in music at Otago University and had further lessons with Walter Piston at Harvard. He became professor and head of music at Canterbury University in Christchurch. He also conducted his own string orchestra and guest conducted around New Zealand. His compositions cover a variety of genres with specialties in choral and brass ensembles. Other concerto works are a Piano Concertino (1958), Alto Saxophone Concerto (1998) and a Partita Concertante for Violin and Orchestra (1984).

Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1957)

Frank Gurr (clarinet)/Alex Lindsay String Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Lilburn: Landfall in Unknown Seas, Heenan: Cindy, 3 Maori Songs, Pruden: Dances of Brittany, Farquhar: Ring Round the Moon: Suite and A. Hill: 3 Maori Songs)
KIWI PACIFIC CD SLD-107 (1998)

Marina Sturm (clarinet)/ Donald Armstrong/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
( + Aquarius: Suite No.2, Suite No.1 for String Orchestra and Papanui Road)
TRUST MMT 2040 (2002)

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ROBERT SIMPSON
(1921-1997)

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He studied privately with Herbert Howells and completed his musical education at the University of Durham. He joined the BBC as a music producer in 1951 and remained on this job until 1980. He also wrote a number of books and essays including studies of some of his great symphonic predecessors such as Bruckner, Sibelius and Nielsen. His 11 Symphonies represent the peak of his compositional output but he wrote much other music in different genres including additional Concertos for Violin, Cello and Flute.

Piano Concerto (1967)

John Ogdon (piano)/Constantin Silvestri/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No, 2 and 2 Piano Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91762 (1996)

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DOREEN CARWITHEN
(1922-2003)

Born in Haddenham, Buckinghamsire. She attended the Royal Academy of Music where she was on the staff for a couple of years and took a course to train young composers to write film music. She would as a result compose the scores for over 30 films. Her non-film music output is not large and consists of works for orchestra, chamber groups and solo piano. She married William Alwyn in 1961 and was his amanuensis until his death.

Concerto for Piano and Strings (1948)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Suffolk Suite and Overtures: Bishop Rock and ODTAA)
CHANDOS CHAN 9524 (1997)

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GEORGE FIALA
(b. 1922)

Born in Kiev, Ukraine. He studied composition at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev under Boris Liatoshinsky and Lev Revutsky, at the Berlin Hochschule with Hans-Maria Dombrowski and at the Conservatoire Royale de Musique in Brussels with Léon Jongen. He came to Canada in 1949. He worked for many years as a producer for CBC Radio in Montreal. His catalogue is vast and includes 5 Symphonies, Violin Concerto (1973), several other works for solo instruments and orchestra and many other works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments, chorus and voice.

Concertino for Piano, Trumpet, Tympani and String Orchestra (1950)

Rose Goldblatt (piano)/Roland Leduc/CBC Montreal String Orchestra
( + Pentland: Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 184 (1962)

Sinfonietta Concertata for Bass Accordion, Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1971)

Joseph Macerollo (bass accordion/Gerald Wheeler/(harpsichord)/Alexander Brott/McGill Chamber Ensemble
( + Surdin: Serious Selections and Mini-Suite)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 385 (1972)

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IAIN HAMILTON
(1922-2000)

Born in Glasgow but brought up in London. After some informal musical training he began studying piano and composition when he was 25 years of age at the Royal Academy of Music with Harold Craxton and William Alwyn. He held teaching positions at Morley College in London and then at Duke University in North Carolina. He composed a vast amount of music in practically all genres. His orchestral catalogue also includes 4 numbered Symphonies, a Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1989), 2 Piano Concertos, a 2nd Violin Concerto, Clarinet Concerto and Symphonic Variations.

Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (1952)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Sir Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Sinfonia and Goehr: Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5861892 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2810) (1973)

Jazz Trumpet Concerto (1958)

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

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JOHN VEALE
(1922-2006)

Born in Shortlands, Bromley, Kent. He studied music at Oxford where his mentors were Thomas Armstrong and Egon Wellesz. His 1st Symphony received several performances and he then went to America where he studied with Roger Sessions and Roy Harris. He worked as a film critic and as a copy editor for Oxford University Press and wrote a number of film scores. His works for the concert hall are not numerous and include, in addition to the Violin Concerto, 3 Symphonies, Panorama and the Overture "Metropolis."

Violin Concerto (1984)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9910 (2001)


Clarinet Concerto (1953)

Paul Dean (clarinet)/Richard Mills/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Piston: Clarinet Concerto, Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes, B. Dean: Clarinet Concerto) and Sabin: Australian Holiday)
ABC CLASSICS 456 678-2 (1998)


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FELIX WERDER
(b.1922)

Born in Berlin. He was taught by his father who was a cantor and a composer of liturgical music and also had lessons from Boas Bischofwerder and Arno Nadel. The family fled the Nazis, first to England, and then to Australia as enemy aliens in 1941. He became a teacher in Melbourne also was also employed as a music critic. He composed prolifically in most genres and his orchestral output includes 6 Symphonies as well as 2 Piano Concertos, 2 Violin Concertos, Concertos for Viola, Clarinet, Flute and a Concerto for Orchestra. Many of his early works no longer exist.

Violin Concerto (1966)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Fritz Rieger/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Sutherland: The Haunted Hills)
FESTIVAL SFC-80020 (LP) (1976)

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JAMES WILSON
(1922-2005)

Born in London. He learned the piano as a child but it was only after service in World War II that he had took had more extensive studies at the Trinity School of Music in London. He then embarked on a full-time musical career and moved to Ireland in 1948. He taught composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and produced a very large catalogue of music in various genres. His orchestral output includes 3 Symphonies and 12 Concertos for a wide variety of instruments.

Menorah for Viola and Orchestra (1989)

Constantin Zanidache (viola)/Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Concertino and Pearl and Unicorn)
MARCO POLO 8.225027 (2000)

Pearl and Unicorn for Violin and Orchestra (1989)

Alan Smale (violin)/Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Concertino and Menorah)
MARCO POLO 8.225027 (2000)

Concertino (1993)

Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Pearl and Unicorn and Menorah)
MARCO POLO 8.225027 (2000)

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DON BANKS
(1923-1980)

Born in Melbourne. As a child he learned to play various instruments from his father who was a jazz musician and bandleader. Later on he studied at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where his composition teachers were A.E.H. Nickson and Dorian Le Gallienne. Subsequently he went to London for private lessons with Mátyás Seiber. He remained in London for a number of years where he worked as an orchestrator and composed film scores. After he returned to Australia he had teaching and administrative positions at the Canberra School of Music and the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music and some of his works incorporate jazz and electronics.

Violin Concerto (1968)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson: The Display – Ballet Suite)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) S-5264 (LP) (1972)

Yfrah Neaman (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fricker: Violin Concerto and Morgan: Violin Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.276 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 715) (1974)

Horn Concerto (1965)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Norman Del Mar/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Hoddinott: Horn Concerto, Searle: Aubade and Maw: Horn Sonata)
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 726) (1975)

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ARTHUR BUTTERWORTH
(b. 1923)

Born in Manchester. He studied composition with Richard Hall (1903-1982, composed 4 Symphonies) at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was a trumpeter in several orchestras and then became a conductor. His extensive catalogue contains more than 100 works in various genres. He wrote 5 numbered Symphonies, a "Moorland Symphony" for bass, chorus and orchestra, a Sinfonia for Brass Band "Maoriana" and many other works for orchestra including Concertos for Violin, Viola, Cello, Organ, Guitar and Trumpet.

Viola Concerto, Op. 82 (1988-92)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/ Arthur Butterworth/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7212 (2 CDs) (2009)

Bassoon Concerto, Op. 77 "Summer Music" (1986)

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

Rêverie (‘Farewell Manchester’), Op. 113a for Recorder, Harp and String Orchestra (2000/05)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + Reizenstein: Partita, Cooke: Divertimento, Hopkins: Suite, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

Romanza for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 12 (1951)

Martin Hackleman (horn)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Atterberg: Horn Concerto, Tomasi: Horn Concerto, Weismann: Horn Concertino and Stride: Fanfare and Scherzo)
CBC SMCD 5186 (1998)

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MADELINE DRING
(1923-1977)

Born in Hornsey, London. She attended the Royal College of Music as a child and returned later to be taught composition by Herbert Howells, Gordon Jacob and Vaughan Williams. She was an accomplished musical miniaturist and produced many such pieces for solo instruments as well as voices. She also composed for the theater, radio and television and performed professionally as a pianist, violinist and singer.

Festival Scherzo for Piano and Strings (1951)

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

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JAMES STEVENS
(b. 1923)

He studied under Benjamin Frankel at the Guildhall School of Music and was later a pupil of Darius Milhaud at the Paris Conservatoire and was also a private pupil of Nadia Boulanger. He was the recipient of a number of prestigious scholarships and prizes including the Royal Philharmonic Prize for his Symphony No. 1. He has had a very successful career as a film composer and has served as the Head of the Churchill Society Music Department. His output is large and covers various genres and his other major orchestral works include 4 Symphonies, Concerto Capriccioso for Harp and Small Orchestra and Concerto Scenes de Seine for Guitar and Small Orchestra.

Concertetto Concitato for Piano and Orchestra

Jaromir Klepac (piano)/Adam Klemens/The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Reluctant Masquerade)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC500 (2006)

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STEPHEN DODGSON
(1924-2013)

Born in London. He studied composition with R.O. Morris at the Royal College of Music and later joined the staff of that school. He also studied privately with Bernard Stevens. He composed music in practically every genre but became well known for his works for guitar many of which were recorded by John Williams. He wrote Concertos for Bassoon, Clarinet and Trombone as well as a Symphony for Winds.

Concerto No. 1 for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (1956)

John Williams (guitar)/Sir Charles Groves/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Partita and Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 61716 (1996)
(original LP release: CBS 72661) (1968)

Guitar Concerto No. 2 (1972)

John Williams (guitar)/Sir Charles Groves/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1 and Arnold: Serenade
CBS 76634 (LP) (1977)

Concerto for Treble Recorder "Chacony" (2000)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, McCabe: Domestic Life, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Lane: Suite Champêtre, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Gardner: Petite Suite)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

Concerto for Flute and Strings (1990-1)

Robert Stallman (flute)/Ronald Zollman/Northern Sinfonia
( + Duo Concerto and Last of the Leaves)
BIDDULPH LAW 013 (2000)

Duo Concerto for Violin, Guitar and Strings (1989)

Jean-Jacques Kanterow (violin)/Anthea Gifford (guitar)/ Ronald Zollman/Northern Sinfonia
( + Flute Concerto and Last of the Leaves)
BIDDULPH LAW 013 (2000)

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GERARD SCHURMANN
(b. 1924)

Born in Kertrosono, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). His parents sent him to England in 1937 where he studied composition with Alan Rawsthorne and piano with Kathleen Long. After the Second World War and some years working in the Netherlands he returned to England to pursue a triple musical career as pianist, conductor and composer. He composed operas as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works and scores for motion pictures. He destroyed an early Piano Concerto (1944) that he had performed with Adrian Boult and the London Symphony Orchestra. His "6 Studies of Francis Bacon" is his best known work for orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1978)

Olivier Charlier (violin)/Gerard Schurmann/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9915 (2002)

Concerto for Orchestra (1996)

Gerard Schurmann/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9915 (2002)

The Gardens of Exile for Cello and Orchestra (1989-90)

Peter Rejto (cello)/Howard Williams/Pecs Symphony Orchestra
( + Rózsa: Cekko Concerto)
SILVA CLASSICS SILKD 6011 (1999)

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MICHAEL HURST
(b. 1925)

Better known as an arranger than a composer he worked for the Australian Broadcasting Commission for many years. His "Swagman’s Promenade," an orchestral medley of popular Australian tunes has been recorded and performed at a BBC Proms Concert.

Horn Concerto

Niel Pierson (horn)/Verdon Williams/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Hughes: Masquerade Overture and Exton: Ryoanji)
ABC AC 1012 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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HARRY SOMERS
(1925-1999)

Born in Toronto. Studied composition with John Weinzweig and later in Paris with Darius Milhaud. He worked as a musical copyist and eventually received both recognition and commissions for his music. His musical output was vast and ranged from operas to works for solo piano. His other major orchestral works include a Symphony, 2 earlier Piano Concertos, a Guitar Concerto and the suite "North Country" for strings.

Piano Concerto No. 3

James Parker (piano)/Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra
( + Suite for Harp, Violin Concertante, Symphony No. 1, North Country, Picasso Suite, Lyric, Of Memory and Desire, 5 Songs and Elegy, Transformation, Jubilation)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 11306 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CBC SM CD 5199) (2000)

Concertante for Violin, Percussion and String Orchestra (1982)

Lorand Fenyeves (violin)/Robert Becker (percussion)/Winston Webber/Toronto Chamber Players
( + Suite for Harp, Piaano Concerto, Symphony No. 1, North Country, Picasso Suite, Lyric, Of Memory and Desire, 5 Songs and Elegy, Transformation, Jubilation)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 11306 (4 CDs) (2006)

Suite for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (1949)

Judy Loman (harp)/Walter Susskind/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Adaskin: Serenade Concertante and Orchestra and Papineau-Couture: Pièce Concertante No. 1)
COLUMBIA MS 6285 (LP) (1961)

Jennifer Swartz (harp)/Victor Feldbrill/National Arts Centre Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3, Violin Concertante, Symphony No. 1, North Country, Picasso Suite, Lyric, Of Memory and Desire, 5 Songs and Elegy, Transformation, Jubilation)
CENTREDISCS CMCCD 11306 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: CBC SM CD 5162) (1996)

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EDWIN CARR
(1926-2003)

Born in Auckland. His musical studies began at the Universities of Otago and Auckland. He then went to London where he studied with Benjamin Frankel at the Guildhall School of Music and later to Rome for further lessons with Goffredo Petrassi at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. He composed steadily while also conducting and holding teaching positions in England, Australia and his native country. He also wrote 4 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta and a Concerto Balabile for Piano and Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1966)

Gordon Watson (piano)/Edwin Carr/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Mardi Gras Overture and 7 Medieval Lyrics)
KIWI SLD-70 (LP) (1983)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1966)

Sally Mays (piano)/ Geoffrey Simon/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + The End of the Golden Weather, Auckland ‘71 and 7 Elizabethan Lyrics)
KIWI-PACIFIC CD SKLD-111 (2003)

Aubade for Clarinet and Orchestra (1970)

Alan Vivian (clarinet)/Edwin Carr/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + The Twelve Signs, Mardi Gras Overture, Nightmusic and 5 Wolfskehl Songs)
KIWI-PACIFIC KP SLD-101 (1995)

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ERIC GROSS
(b. 1926)

Born in Vienna. He studied piano with Hans Erich Apostel before emigrating to England in 1938 where he completed his musical education at the Trinity School of Music and the University of Aberdeen where Reginald Barrett-Ayres was his composition teacher. He settled in Sydney in 1958 and divided his musical occupations between composing, arranging, conducting and teaching. His work list is very extensive (approximately 300 opus numbers) and covers all genres. He wrote a 2 Symphonies, Sinfonietta and additional Concertos for Violin, Oboe and Trombone.

Piano Concerto, Op. 135 (1983)

Sally Mays (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Brumby: Phoenix and the Turtle, Allworth: Remembering Alan Spence, Arias and Interludes and Holland: Farewell, my Friend)
JADE JAD CD 1067 (1997)

Mandolin Concerto No.1, Op. 141 (1984)

Paul Hooper (mandolin)/Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1985)
( + Carr-Boyd: Theme and Variations , Holland: Trio, Mageau:Trio, Allworth: 2 Organ Preludes, Reminiscences of People I Have Known and Beath: Given the Time)
JADE JAD CD 1027 (1992)

Mandolin Concerto No. 2 for and chamber, Op. 151 (1986)

Paul Hooper (mandolin)/Patrick Thomas/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1991)
( + Mageau: Concerto Grosso, Holland: Humours, Shade of Summer, Beath: Songs from the Beasts' Choir, Carr-Boyd: Fiji Moon, Allworth: Labyrinth and Bartlett: Ceremonial Te Deum)
JADE JAD CD 1032 (1993)

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TONY HEWITT-JONES
(1926-1989)

Born in Cheltenham. He studied at the Westminster School of Music. His compositions include a number of works for organ and the Anglican Church. He also wrote a Sinfonietta for Strings. In addition to composing, he taught and wrote several books about music.

Concerto for Trumpet and Strings (1986)

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

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THEA MUSGRAVE
(b. 1926)

Born in Barnton, Midlothian, Scotland. She studied composition with Hans Gál at the University of Edinburgh, studied privately in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and had lessons with Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center. She taught at the University of London, the University of California at Santa Barbara and at Queens College in New York. She composed in various genres and had much success with her operas and ballets and wrote prolifically for orchestra, chamber groups and voices. There is also a Viola Concerto (1973) and a Marimba Concerto (1993-4) with the title "Journey through a Japanese Landscape."

Clarinet Concerto (1967)

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)/Norman del Mar/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra, Monologue and
Excursions)
LYRITA SRCD.253 (2007)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 726) (1975)

Victoria Soames (clarinet)/Thea Musgrave/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + The Seasons and Autumn Sonata)
CLARINET CLASSICS 35 (2003)
(original CD release: CALA CACD 1023) (1997)

Autumn Sonata (Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra) (1993)

Victoria Soames (clarinet)/Thea Musgrave/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + The Seasons and Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS 35 (2003)
(Original CDrelease CALA CACD 1023) (1997)

Helios (Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Nicholas Kraemer/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + The Seasons, Night Music and Memento Vitae)
NMC ANCORA DO74 (2003)
(original CD release: Collins Classics 1529-2) (1998)

Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1971)

Michael Thompson (horn)/Bramwell Tovey/ National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
( + Elgar: Symphony No. 1)
NYOS 004 (1998)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Thea Musgrave Scottish National Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra, Monologue and
Excursions)
LYRITA SRCD.253 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA HEAD 8) (1979)

Concerto for Orchestra (1967)

Alexander Gibson/ Scottish National Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Horn Concerto, Monologue and
Excursions)
LYRITA SRCD.253 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA HEAD 8) (1979)


Night Music for Two Horns and Orchestra (1968)

Robert Cook and Harry Johnstone (horns)/Nicholas Kraemer/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + The Seasons, Helios and Memento Vitae)
NMC ANCORA NMC DO74 (2003)
(original CD release: Collins Classics 1529-2) (1998)

Barry Tuckwell and Anthony Chidell (horns)/Frederick Pruasnitz/London Sinfonietta
( + Sessions: Rhapsody and Symphony #8 and Riegger: Dichotomy)
ARGO ZRG 702 (LP) (1973)

Orfeo II for Flute and Strings (1975)

Alexa Still (flute)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Flute Concertos No. 2 and Jacob: Flute Concerto)
Koch International Classics KIC 7140 (1995) 

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JOSEPH HOROVITZ
(b. 1927)

Born in Vienna. He emigrated to England in 1938 and studied music at Oxford with Jack Allan Westrup and with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music. He divided his musical career among composing, conducting and teaching including a post at the Royal College. His orchestral output tends towards the small scale. He also wrote a Sinfonietta for Light Orchestra, a Jubilee Toy Symphony (1977) and a Concertos for Bassoon and Harpsichord.

Concerto (Concertante) for Clarinet and Strings (1948, rev. 1956)

Fiona Cross (clarinet)/Joseph Horovitz/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Euphonium Concerto, Violin Concerto and Jazz Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7188 (2007)

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

Concertino Classico for Trumpet and Orchestra (1985)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Hynec Farkac/Boemia Chamber Orchestra
( + Vivaldi: 2 Trumpet Concerto, Haydn: Trumpet Concerto and Hummel: Trumpet Concerto)
RONDO RCD 8337 (1993)

Euphonium Concerto (1972, rev. 1976)

Stephen Mead (euphonium)/Joseph Horovitz/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Clarinet Concerto, Violin Concerto and Jazz Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7188 (2007)

Jazz Concerto for Piano, Strings & Percussion (1965)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Matt Skelton (percussion)/Joseph Horovitz/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Euphonium Concerto, Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7188 (2007)

Trumpet Concerto (1963)

James Watson (trumpet)/Joseph Horovitz/ Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Oboe Concerto, Jubilee Serenade, Sinfonietta, Canzonet and Rondino)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2114 (1998)  

Concerto for Violin & String Orchestra (1949-50)

Andrew Haveron (violin)/Joseph Horovitz/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Euphonium Concerto, Clarinet Concerto and Jazz Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7188 (2007)

Concerto for Oboe (1993)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Joseph Horovitz/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Trumpet Concerto, Jubilee Serenade, Sinfonietta, Canzonet and Rondino)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2114 (1998)  

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JOHN JEFFREYS
(b. 1927)

Born on the Island of Thanet, Kent to Welsh parents. After some childhood lessons on the piano, he studied at the Trinity College of Music in London. He composed prolifically in various genres but abandoned composition for almost 20 years. His major orchestral output included a Symphony in E minor, 3 Violin Concertos and a Cello Concerto but of these only the Violin Concerto listed below survived destruction in the 1980’s. His reputation now firmly rests on his catalogue of more than a hundred songs.

Violin Concerto (1951)

Lawrence Jackson (violin)/Kenneth Page/Orchestra da Camera
( + Serenade for Strings, Bickleigh Idyll, Elegy for John Fry, Elegy for Andre Mangeot and The Fox)
MERIDAN CDE 84343 (1997)

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WILFRED JOSEPHS
(1927-1997)

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne. After training as a dentist he studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Alfred Nieman and then had private lessons with Max Deutsch in Paris. He retired from dentistry and became a full time composer and produced a voluminous amount of works in all genres and gained great acclaim for his scores for movies and television. He wrote 12 and more than a dozen Concertos for various instruments plus other orchestral pieces.

Double Bass Concerto, Op. 118 (1980)

Gary Karr (double bass)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Grieg/Karr/Josephs: Double Bass Concerto and Sankey: Carmen Fantasy)
ABC CLASSICS 4386122 (2007)

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JOHN JOUBERT
(b. 1927)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied composition initially with W.H. Bell at the South African College of Music and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Theodore Holland and Howard Ferguson. He taught at the Universities of Hull and Birmingham and composed a large corpus of music in genres ranging from opera to solo pieces for piano and organ.

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 160 (2006)

Jinny Shaw (oboe)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Oboe Concerto, Leighton: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Britten: Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio and C. McDowall: The Gentle Dove)
GUILD GMCD 7383 (2013)

 

GRAHAM WHETTAM
(1927-2007)

Born in Swindon, Wiltshire. He was self-taught in music with the exception of some advice from Eric Fenby. He was very active in composers’ organizations and headed the Composers Guild of Great Britain. Has composed extensively for orchestra and band but withdrew most of his output written before 1959. His current catalogue lists the following Symphonies in addition to the recorded ones: Sinfonia Drammatica, Sinfonia Prometeica and Symphony No. 5. Three earlier Symphonies were withdrawn and there is also a Sinfonietta Stravagante, Sinfonia Concertante and 2 Clarinet Concertos among his other works for orchestra.

Concerto Drammatico for Cello and Orchestra (1998)

Martin Rummel (cello)/Ian Hobson /Sinfonia da Camera (Urbana, Illinois)
( + Sinfonia Contra Timore)
REDCLIFFE RECORDINGS RR 017 (2002)

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THOMAS WILSON
(1927-2001)

Born in Trinidad, Colorado to British parents who moved to Glasgow soon thereafter. He received his musical education at the University of Glasgow and became a long-term member of its staff. He was active in Scottish and British musical organizations and became chairman of the Composers Guild of Great Britain. His other major orchestral works include 5 Symphonies as well as a Viola Concerto and a Concerto for Orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1985)

David Wilde (piano)/Bryden Thomson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Introit)
CHANDOS CHAN 8626 (1988)

Violin Concerto (1987)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Christopher Seaman/National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
( + Shostakovitch: Festive Overture and Holst: The Planets {excerpts})
NYOS 001 (1994)

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DAVID FARQUHAR
(1928-2007)

Born in Cambridge, New Zealand. Studied with Douglas Lilburn in New Zealand at Canterbury and Victoria Colleges and completed his musical education in London with Benjamin Frankel at the Guildhall School of Music. He taught at Victoria University in Wellington. His musical catalogue is large but, with the exceptiom of 3 Symphonies, contains few large works for orchestra with the exception of several suites of which "Ring Round the Moon" is the best known.

Concertino for Piano and Strings (1961)

Margaret Nielsen (piano)/David Farquhar/Lindsay String Orchestra
( + Heenan: Maori Suite, McLeod, Cambridge Suite and Carr: A Blake Cantata)
KIWI SLC-72 (LP)

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MICHAEL HURD
(1928-2006)

Born in Gloucester. He studied at Oxford with Thomas Armstrong and Bernard Rose and later with Lennox Berkeley. He held positions as a teacher at the Royal Marines School of Music and as a broadcaster with the BBC. In the latter capacity he was a strong advocate of the music of many of his British predecessors such as Rutland Boughton, Ivor Gurney and Gerald Finzi. His works ranged from light orchestral pieces and "pop" cantatas to more serious fare such as his Oboe Concerto.

Concerto da Camera for Oboe and String Orchestra (1969)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Leighton: Oboe Concerto, Gardner: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Lane: 3 Spanish Dances)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and String Orchestra (1973)

Robert Gibbs (violin)/ David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Finzi: Prelude and Romance, Holst: Brook Green Suite, Blezard: Duetto, Montgomery: Concertino, H. Wood: An Eighteenth Century Scherzo and Martelli:Persiflage)
NAXOS 8.555069 (2001)

Three-Piece Suite for Recorder and String Orchestra (2004)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + Reizenstein: Partita, Cooke: Divertimento, A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hopkins: Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures, Crosse: Water Music and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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SIR JOHN MANDUELL
(b. 1928)

Born in Johannesburg. He studied at the University of Strasbourg, Jesus College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music with Lennox Berkeley. He worked for many years as a producer for the BBC and as Programme Director of the Cheltenham Festival. His compositions consist mainly of chamber and orchestral works.

Double Concerto for Oboe, Cor Anglais and String Orchestra

Richard Simpson (oboe)/Alison Teale (cor anglais)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Flutes Concerto, Crosse: Brief Encounter, Concerto for Viola and Strings and Fantasia on "Ca' the Yowes")

METIER MSV77201 (2013)

Flutes Concerto for Flautist, Harp, String Orchestra and Percussion

Michael Cox (flute)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Double Concerto, Crosse: Brief Encounter, Concerto for Viola and Strings and Fantasia on "Ca' the Yowes")
METIER MSV77201 (2013)


THOMAS RAJNA
(b. 1928)

Born in Budapest. He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy under Zoltan Kódaly, Sándor Veress and Leó Weiner. He went to London in 1947 where he studied at the Royal College of Music with Herbert Howells and later on had teaching position at the Guildhall School of Music and the University of Surrey. In 1970 he relocated to South Africa to accept a position at the University of Cape Town. He became a well-known concert pianist and composed for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. For orchestra there is also a Clarinet Rhapsody and a Suite for Strings.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1960-2)

Thomas Rajna (piano)/Edgar Cree/South African Broadcasting Corporation Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1974)
( + 11 Preludes and Capriccio)
AMARANTHA RECORDS 014 (2001)
(original LP release: CLAREMONT GSE 602) (1985)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1984)

Thomas Rajna (piano)/Allan Stephenson/National Symphony Orchestra of the SABC
( + Harp Concerto)
CLAREMONT GSE 1526 (1993)

Harp Concerto (1990)

Moya Wright (harp)/Allan Stephenson/National Symphony Orchestra of the SABC
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
CLAREMONT GSE 1526 (1993)

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RONALD STEVENSON
(b. 1928)

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire. After childhood piano instructions he attended the Royal Manchester College of Music where Thomas Pitfield was one of his teachers. He later went to the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome for further study. He taught at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cape Town. In addition to composing and teaching, he is a concert pianist and a writer on music. He also wrote a Violin Concerto "The Gypsy" (1992) for Sir Yehudi Menuhin and a massive piano work, "Passacaglia on DSCH."

Piano Concerto No. 1 "Faust Triptych" (1959–60)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
REGIS FRC 9109 (2006)
(original CD release: OLYMPIA OCD 429) (1993)

Piano Concerto No. 2 "The Continents" (1970–72)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
REGIS FRC 9109 (2006)
(original CD release: OLYMPIA OCD 429) (1993)

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