BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CONCERTOS: FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

Abbott, Clifford
Adaskin, Murray
Addinsell, Richard
Addison, John
Adès, Thomas
Albert, Eugène d’
Alwyn, William
Arnell, Richard
Arnold, Malcolm
Ashmore, Lawrence
Austin, Frederic
Bache, Francis Edward
Bainbridge, Simon
Bainton, Edgar

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

Cowie, Edward
Cramer, Johann Baptist
Creith, Guirne
Creswell, Lyell
Crosse, Gordon
Crotch, William
Cruft, Adrian
Darnton, Christian
Davies, Peter Maxwell
Davies, Victor
Delius, Frederick
Dickinson, Peter
Docker, Robert
Dodgson, Stephen
Dompierre, François
Dring, Madeline
Dyson, George

Easton, Michael
Eckhardt-Grammaté, Sophie- Carmen
Edwards, Ross
Elgar, Edward
Ellis. David
Erlanger, Frédéric d'
Evans, Lindley
Farnon, Robert
Farquhar, David
Farrar, Ernest
Ferguson, Howard
Fiala, George
Field, John
Finzi, Gerald
Fogg, Eric
Forsyth, Cecil
Forsyth, Malcolm
Foster, Grant
Foulds, John
Frankel, Benjamin
Fribbins, Peter
Fricker, Peter Racine
Frost, Stephen
Gál, Hans
Gardner, John
Gerhard, Roberto
Gibbs. Cecil Armstrong
Gipps, Ruth
Glanville-Hicks, Peggy
Goehr, Alexander
Goldschmidt, Berthold
Golightly, David F.
Golland, John
Goodman, Isador
Goossens, Eugene
Gowers, Patrick
Gray, Steve
Gregson,Edward
Gross, Eric
Gunning, Christopher
Hamilton. Iain
Hanson, Raymond
Harper, Edward
Harrison, Julius
Hart, Fritz
Harty, Hamilton
Harvey, Jonathan
Harvey, Richard
Hayes, Morgan
Headington, Christopher
Healey, Derek
Heath, David C.
Hedges, Anthony
Hely-Hutchinson, Victor

Hétu, Jacques
Hewitt-Jones, Tony
Hill, Alfred
Hoddinott, Alun
Holbrooke, Joseph
Holland, Theodore
Holloway, Robin
Holst, Gustav
Hope, Peter
Hopkins, Antony
Horovitz, Joseph
Hough, Stephen
Howells, Herbert
Hurd, Michael
Hurlstone, William
Hurst, Michael
Hutchens, Frank
Hyde, Miriam
Ireland, John
Jackson, Francis
Jacob, Gordon
Jeffreys, John
Josephs, Wilfred
Joubert, John
Kats-Chernin, Elena
Keal, Minna
Kelly, Frederick S.
Kenmuir, Callum
Kerry, Gordon
Klatzow, Peter
Knussen, Oliver
Koehne, Graeme
Lambert, Constant
Lane, Philip
Langford, Gordon
LeFanu, Nicola
Leigh, Walter
Leighton, Kenneth
Litolff, Henry Charles
Lloyd, George
Lovelock, William
Lucas, Leighton
Lutyens, Elizabeth
Lyon, David

MacDonald, Andrew
Macfarren, Walter
Mackenzie, Alexander
MacMillan, James
Maconchy, Elizabeth
Manduell, John
Martin, Philip
Mathias, William
Mathieu, André
Matthews, Colin
Matthews, David
Matton, Roger
Maw, Nicholas
McCabe, John
McCauley, William
McDowell, Ceclia
McEwen, John Blackwood
McPhee, Colin
Merrick, Frank
Milford, Robin
Mills, Richard
Moeran, Ernest John
Montgomery, Bruce
Moon, Chloe
Morawetz, Oskar
Morgan, David R.
Muldowney, Dominic
Murrill, Herbert
Musgrave, Thea
Nyman, Michael
Ogdon. John
Osborne, Nigel
Panufnik, Andrzej
Papineau-Couture, Jean
Parish-Alvars, Elias
Parrott, Ian
Parry, Hubert
Patterson, Paul
Paul, Alan
Pehkonen, Elis
Penberthy, James
Pentland, Barbara
Phillips, Montague
Pickard, John
Pitfield, Thomas
Proctor-Gregg, Humphrey
Rainier, Priaulx
Rajna, Thomas
Rawsthorne, Alan
Reizenstein, Franz
Ridout, Alan
Ritchie, Anthony
Ritchie, John
Rootham, Cyril
Rowley, Alex
Rubbra, Edmund
Rutter, John
Sainsbury, Lionel
Saxton, Robert
Schultz, Andrew
Schurmann, Gerard
Scott, Cyril
Sculthorpe, Peter
Searle, Humphrey
Seiber, Mátyás
Sherwood, Percy
Simpson, Robert
Sitsky, Larry
Smalley, Roger
Smyth, Ethel
Somers, Harry
Somervell, Arthur
Spratley, Philip
Standford, Patric
Stanford, Charles Villiers
Stephenson, Allan
Steptoe, Roger
Stevens, Bernard
Stevens, James
Stevenson, Ronald
Sullivan, Arthur
Sutherland, Gavin
Sutherland, Margaret
Taylor, Matthew
Tippett, Michael
Torch, Sidney
Tovey, Donald Francis
Tunley, David
Turnage. Mark-Anthony
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Veale, John
Vine, Carl
Vinter, Gilbert
Walton, William
Watkins, Michael Blake
Weinzweig, John
Weir, Judith
Wellesz, Egon
Werder, Felix
Westlake, Nigel
Whettam, Graham
Whitlock, Percy
Willan, Healy
Williams, Charles
Williams, Grace
Williamson, Malcolm
Wilson, James
Wilson, Thomas
Wood, Haydn
Wood, Hugh
Woolfenden, Guy
Wright, Christopher

JOHANN BAPTIST CRAMER
(1771-1858)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WILLIAM CROTCH
(1775-1847)

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

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

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

 

JOHN FIELD
(1782-1837)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93783 (4 CDs) (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SIR JULIUS BENEDICT
(1804-1885)

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

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

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


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

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



ELIAS PARISH-ALVARS
(1808-1849)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SIR WILLIAM STERNDALE BENNETT
(1816-1875)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor (1838)

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor (1836)

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

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

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

Adagio for Piano and Orchestra (c. 1837)

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

 

HENRY CHARLES LITOLFF
(1818-1891)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WALTER MACFARREN
(1826-1905)

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

Concertstück in E minor for Piano and Orchestra (1880)

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

 

FRANCIS EDWARD BACHE
(1833-1858)

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

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

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

 

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
(1842-1900)

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

Cello Concerto in D major (1866)

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

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

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

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SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE
(1847-1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Piano Concerto in F sharp major (1880)

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

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SIR FREDERIC HYMEN COWEN
(1852-1935)

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

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

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

 

SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD
(1852-1924)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cello Concerto in D minor (1879-80)

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

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

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 181

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


Rondo in F major for Cello and Orchestra (1869)

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

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)


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

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

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)

 

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

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

HYPERION CDA67859 (2011)

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

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

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

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FREDERIC CLIFFE
(1857-1931)

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

Violin Concerto in D minor (1896)

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

 

SIR EDWARD ELGAR
(1857-1934)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ida Haendel (violin)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
TESTAMENT SBT 1444 (2009)

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

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

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

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

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Vernon Handley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Introduction and Allegro)
EMI CLASSICS 433287-2 (2013)
(original LP release: EMI EMX412058-1) (1984)

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

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

Catherine Manoukian (violin)/Stefan Solyom/Staatskapelle Weimar
( + Salut d'Amour and Offertoire)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300429BC (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Zuill Bailey (cello)/Krzysztof Urbanski/Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana: Má Vlast: Selections)
TELARC CD-340300-2 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michaela Fukačová (cello)/Libor Pešek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Libor Pešek - The Gold Collection")
SUPRAPHON SU-4132-2 (4 CDs) (2013)
(original CD release: SUPRAPHON 110390-2 (1989)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)/Jiří Bělohlávek/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Rondo, Silent Woods and Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902148 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander Rudin (cello)/Konstantine Krimitz/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto)
AMADIS 7149 (1997)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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DAME ETHEL SMYTH
(1858-1944)

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

Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra (1927)

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

 

FREDERICK DELIUS
(1862-1934)

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

Piano Concerto (1897-1904, rev. 1907)

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

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

Philip Fowke (piano)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9108) (1992)

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

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

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

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

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

Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD2326 (2007)
( + Sea Drift and Poem of Life and Love)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BBCMM 345 (2012)

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


Violin Concerto (1916)

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

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

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

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)

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

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

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

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

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


Cello Concerto (1921)

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


Suite for Violin and Orchestra (1888)

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

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)


Légende for Violin & Orchestra (1895)

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

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD9040) (1985)

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


Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (1930)

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

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

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

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

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Eric Fenby/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cynara, 2 Aquarelles, Légende, Life’s Dance and Songs of Farewell)
UNICORN-KANCHANA UKCD2077 (1995)
(included in collection: "The Delius Collection")
HERITAGE HTGCD 700 (7 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9008-9 (2 LPs) (1981)

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

 

SIR ARTHUR SOMERVELL
(1863-1937)

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

Piano Concerto in A minor 'Highland' (1920)

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

Violin Concerto in G minor (1930)

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

Symphonic Variations "Normandy" (1911)

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

EUGÈNE D’ALBERT
(1865-1932)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PERCY SHERWOOD
(1866-1939)

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

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

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

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SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK
(1868-1946)

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

Sapphic Poem for Cello and Orchestra (1909)

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

 

FRÉDÉRIC D' ERLANGER
(1868-1943)

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

Concerto Symphonique for Piano and Orchestra (1921)

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

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 17 (1903)

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


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

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

Ballade for Cello and Orchestra (1926)

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

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SIR JOHN BLACKWOOD McEWEN
(1868-1948)

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

Viola Concerto (1901)

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

 

CECIL FORSYTH
(1870-1941)

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

Viola Concerto in G minor (1903)

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

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

 

ALFRED HILL
(1870-1960)

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

Piano Concerto in A major (1940)

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

Violin Concerto in E minor (1932)

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

Viola Concerto (1940)

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

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

Trumpet Concerto (1915)

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

 

FREDERIC AUSTIN
(1872-1952)

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

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

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

 

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
(1872-1958)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor (1944)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stéphane Rancourt (oboe)/Sir Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7529 (2011)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bass Tuba Concerto in F minor (1954)

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENUIN GEN 86064 (2005)

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

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

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

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

Concerto Grosso For Strings (1950)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1934)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iona Brown (violin)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphony No. 5 and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis) Symphony
DECCA VIRTUOSO 478569-2 (2013)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG696) (1972)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (1896, rev 1904)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WILLIAM HENRY BELL
(1873-1946)

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

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

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

 

FRITZ BENNICKE HART
(1874-1949)

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

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

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

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

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

 

GUSTAV HOLST
(1874-1934)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyric Movement for Viola and Small Orchestra (1933)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Seven Scottish Airs for Piano and Orchestra (1908)

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


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

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

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

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

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SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR
(1875-1912)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CYRIL ROOTHAM
(1875-1938)

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

Miniature Suite for Piano and String Orchestra (1921)

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

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

 

SIR DONALD FRANCIS TOVEY
(1875-1940)

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

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

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

Cello Concerto, Op. 40

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

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HAVERGAL BRIAN
(1876-1972)

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

Violin Concerto (1934-5)

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

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

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

Cello Concerto (1964)

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

Concerto for Orchestra (1964)

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

 

WILLIAM HURLSTONE
(1876-1906)

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

Piano Concerto in D major (1896)

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

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RUTLAND BOUGHTON
(1878-1960)

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

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

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

Concerto in D major for Flute and Strings (1937)

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

Concerto for Strings (1937)

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

Trumpet Concerto (1943)

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

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JOSEF HOLBROOKE
(1878-1958)

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

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

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

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


Cello Concerto Op.103 "Cambrian" (1936)

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


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

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

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THEODORE HOLLAND
(1878-1947)

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

Ellingham Marshes for Viola and Orchestra (1940)

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

 

FRANK BRIDGE
(1879-1941)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phantasm (Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra) (1931)

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

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

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

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JOHN IRELAND
(1879-1962)

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

Piano Concerto in E flat major (1930)

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

SOMM 093 (2009)

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

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

( + The Forgotten Rite and These Things Shall Be)

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO 0041 (2009)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Legend for Piano and Orchestra (1933)

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

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

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

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

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

Concertino Pastorale for String Orchestra (1939)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SIR HAMILTON HARTY
(1879-1951)

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

Piano Concerto in B minor (1922)

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

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

Violin Concerto in D minor (1908)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CYRIL SCOTT
(1879-1970)

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

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

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1958)

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

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

Violin Concerto (c. 1925)

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

Cello Concerto (1931)

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

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1946)

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


Harpsichord Concerto (1937)

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

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

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

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

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JOHN FOULDS
(1880-1939)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HEALY WILLAN
(1880-1968)

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

Piano Concerto in C minor (1944)

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

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EDGAR LESLIE BAINTON

(1880-1956)

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

Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra (1917-20)

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


FREDERICK S. KELLY
(1881-1916)

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

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

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

 

HAYDN WOOD
(1882-1959)

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

Piano Concerto in D minor (1909)

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


Violin Concerto in A minor (1928)

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


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

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


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

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

Philharmonic Variations for Cello and Orchestra (1939)

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

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HUBERT BATH
(1883-1945)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SIR ARNOLD BAX
(1883-1953)

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

Violin Concerto (1938)

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

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

Cello Concerto (1932)

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

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

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

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

Concertante for Three Wind Instruments and Orchestra (1948)

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

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

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

SOMM 093 (2009)

Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1918)

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

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

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

Winter Legends for Piano and Orchestra (1930)

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

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

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


Saga Fragment for Piano and Small Orchestra (1933)

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

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

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

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

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

Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra (1920)

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

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

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SIR GEORGE DYSON
(1883-1964)

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

Violin Concerto in E flat major (1942)

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

Concerto Leggiero for Piano and Strings (1951)

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

Concerto da Camera for Strings (c. 1949)

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

Concerto da Chiesa for Strings (c. 1949)

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

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

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

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

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YORK BOWEN
(1884-1961)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in A minor, Op 88

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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ERNEST FARRAR
(1885-1918)

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

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

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

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MONTAGUE PHILLIPS
(1885-1969)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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EGON WELLESZ
(1885-1974)

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

Piano Concerto, Op. 49 (1931)

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

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

Violin Concerto, Op. 84 (1961)

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

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

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

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ERIC COATES
(1886-1957)

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

Saxo-Rhapsody (1937)

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

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

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

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JULIUS HARRISON
(1886-1960)

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

Bredon Hill, Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1941)

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

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

Prelude-Music for Harp and String Orchestra (1912)

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

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FRANK MERRICK
(1886-1981)

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

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

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor (1936)

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

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CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS
(1889-1960)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HANS GÁL
(1890-1987)

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

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

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


Cello Concerto, Op. 67 (1944-9)

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


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

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


Concertino for Recorder and String Orchestra (1961)

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

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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
(1891-1975)

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

Piano Concerto in B flat major (1938)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Violin Concerto (1955)

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

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

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


Cello Concerto (1970)

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

Timothy Hugh (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Music for Strings and 2 Studies)
NAXOS 8.553383 (1997)

Arto Noras (cello)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Colour Symphony, Things to Come: Suite, 2 Piano Concerto, Adam Zero: Ballet, Discourse and Christopher Columbus: Suite)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 586589-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3342) (1977)

Shauna Rolston (cello)/Uri Mayer/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
( + Fauré: Élégie, Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Dvořák: Silent Woods and Morawetz: Memorial to Martin Luther King)
CBC SMC 5105 (1991)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Benjamin Britten/English Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Britten: Cello Symphony)
INTAGLIO INCD 7151 (1992) ▼

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Colour Symphony and The Enchantrss)
CHANDOS CHAN 10221 (2004)
(original CD release: Chandos CHAN 8818 (1991)

Baraza for Piano, Orchestra and Men’s Voices (from the film "Men of Two Worlds") (1945)

Eileen Joyce (piano)/Muir Mathieson/National Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Colour Symphony, Introduction & Allegro and Things to Come: Suite)
DUTTON CDLXT 2501 (1995)

Silvia Cápová (piano)/Adriano/Slovak Philharmonic Male Choir/Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + suites from the films: Christopher Columbus, Seven Waves Away and Men of Two Worlds)
MARCO POLO 8.223315 (1990)

Theme and Cadenza (Memorial Concert) for Violin and Orchestra (1949)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Arthur Bliss/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Theme & Cadenza, Paganini/Kreisler Concerto in D major and solo pieces by Hummel, Debussy, Bazzini and Hubay)
BEULAH 6PD10 (2009)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 5166) (1956)

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CLAUDE CHAMPAGNE
(1891-1965)

Born in Montreal. He received his musical education at the Dominion College of Music and the Conservatoire National de Montréal and went for further studies in Paris with André Gedalge, Charles Koechlin and Raoul Laparra. Served for many years as teacher and director in Montreal training a long list of incipient composers. His other major works for orchestra include Symphonie Gaspésienne, Altitudes and the early symphonic poem "Hercule et Omphale."

Piano Concerto (1950)

Neil Chotem (piano)/Roland Leduc/CBC Radio Orchestra (Montreal) (rec. 1950)
( + Adaskin: Suite for Orchestra)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 17 (LP)

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ARTHUR BENJAMIN
(1893-1960)

Born in Sydney. He went to England in 1911 to study with Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music and also had lessons with Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946, composer of a Symphony in A minor) and Frederic Cliffe. After World War I he taught and conducted in Australia, England, Canada and the USA. He settled permanently in England after World War II. He excelled in light orchestral music but also composed, in addition to the works listed below a Symphony and a Violin Concerto. nd

Piano Concerto "Quasi una fantasia" (1949)

Lamar Crowson (piano)/Arthur Benjamin/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertino)
EVEREST EVC9029 (1996)
(original LP release: EVEREST 3020) (1959)


Violin Concerto (1931)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Elegy, Waltz and Toccata and Romantic Fantasy)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)



Piano Concertino (1927)

Lamar Crowson (piano)/Arthur Benjamin/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concero)
EVEREST EVC9029 (1996)
(original LP release: EVEREST 3020) (1959)


Elegy, Waltz and Toccata (Viola Concerto) for Viola and Orchestra (1943)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Romantic Fantasy)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)



Romantic Fantasy for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1938)

Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola)/Izler Solomon/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
( + Stravinsky: Suite Italienne and encores by Glière, Wieniawski, Falla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sgambatti and Brahms)
RCA GOLD SEAL 90266176229 (1997)
(original US LP release: RCA LM-2149) (1956)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/John Gibbons/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Elegy, Waltz and Toccata)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7279 (2011)

Benjamin Schmid (Violin)/Daniel Raiskin (Viola)/Lior Shambadal/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Concerto for Violin and Viola and Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet and Viola)
ARTE NOVA 898260 (2007)


Harmonica Concerto (1953)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Basil Cameron/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Jamaican Rumba and Vaughan Williams: Romance, Chagrin: Roumanian Fantasy and other works arranged for harmonica and orchestra)
EMI CDM 764134-2 (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA S1023) (1954)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Morton Gould/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Arnold: Harmonica Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Romance, Milhaud: Suite and Gershwin: Merry Andrew, etc.)
RCA RED SEAL GL42747 (LP) (1969)

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SIR EUGENE GOOSSENS
(1893-1981)

Born in London into a distinguished musical family of Belgian descent. Had training at music schools in Bruges and Liverpool before attending the Royal College of Music where his teachers of composition were Charles Stanford and Charles Wood. He had a distinguished career as a conductor in England, Australia and America. He composed a number of works for orchestra including 2 Symphonies, Sinfonietta and Concertos for Piano and Violin (both entitled "Phantasy Concerto")

Phantasy Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 60 (1944)

Richard Hickox/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOD CHSA 5068 (2009)


Oboe Concerto, Op. 45 (1927)

Ruth Bolister (oboe)/Stephen Bell/Elgar Chamber Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, Jacob: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Holst: Fugal Concerto and Elgar: Soliloquy)
ASV CDDCA1173 (2004)

Leon Goossens (oboe)/Walter Susskind/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Elgar: Soliloquy, Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto, Handel: Oboe Concerto No. 1, Mozart: Quartetfor Oboe & Strings and encores by J.S. Bach, Franck and Kreisler)
PEARL GEMM 9281 (1997)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 348) (1977)

Guy Henderson (oboe)/Robert Pikler/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson Sinfonietta and Vaughan Williams: 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus)
RCA GOLD SEAL GL 40542 (LP) (1971)

Nancy Ambrose King (oboe)/Jeremy Swerling/Ostrava Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, Martinů: Oboe Concerto and Mozart: Oboe Concerto)
CALA RECORDS 1035 (2004)

Joel Marangella (oboe)/Vernon Handley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Tam O’Shanter and Concert Piece)
ABC CLASSICS 462 014-2 (1998)

Concert Piece for 2 Harps, Oboe, Cor Anglais and Orchestra, Op. 65 (1958)

Joel Marangella (oboe and cor anglais)/ Jane Geeson & Sebastien Lipman (harps)/Vernon Handley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Tam O’Shanter and Oboe Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 462 014-2 (1998)

Concertino for Double String Orchestra, Op. 47 (1928)

Vernon Handley/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Fantasia for 9 Wind Instruments)
ABC CLASSICS 8.770013 (1993)

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HERBERT HOWELLS
(1892-1983)

Born in Lyndley, Gloucestershire. After stydying locally with Herbert Brewer, he attended the Royal College of Musicwhere his instructors were Stanford, Parry, Walter Parrat, Walford Davies and Charles Wood. He was appointed to that school as a teacher of composition and held this post for more than 40 years. He also became music director of the St. Paul’s Girls’ School (succedding Holst) and professor of music at the University of London. His best-known composition is "Hymnus Paradisi" for chorus and orchestra but he wrote much else in various genres including other large-scale choral works and pieces for orchestra, chamber groups and solo instruments and he is well represented on recordings.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 (1914, completed by John Rutter)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Penguinski)
CHANDOS CHAN 9874 (2000)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 39 (1925)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Penguinski)
CHANDOS CHAN 9874 (2000)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings and 3 Dances for Violin & Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

Elegy for Solo Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 15 (1917)

Helen Callus (viola)/Mark Taddei/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto,Walton: Viola Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Suite)
ASV CDDCA1181 (2006)

Herbert Downes (viola)/Sir Adrian Boult/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Merry Eye, Music for a Prince, Procession and George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad. The Banks of Greenwillow, 2 English Idylls and Warlock: An Old Song and Hadley: One Morning in Spring)
LYRITA SRCD.245 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.69) (1975)

Matthew Souter (viola)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Concerto for String Orchestra and Serenade for String Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9161 (1993)

Concerto for String Orchestra (1938)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hymnus Paradisi)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 567119-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3020) (1974)

Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and 3 Dances for Violin & Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Elegy and Serenade for String Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9161 (1993)

Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1937)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Norman del Mar/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Hymnus Paradisi)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 5691982 (1997)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + King’s Herald, Paradise Rondel, Threnody, Pastoral Rhapsody and Procession)
CHANDOS CHAN 9410 (1995)

Threnody for Cello and Orchestra (1930’s, orch. Christopher Palmer, 1992)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + King’s Herald, Paradise Rondel, Fantasia, Pastoral Rhapsody and Procession)
CHANDOS CHAN 9410 (1995)

Three Dances for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 7 (1915)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Orchestra "The B’s" and In Green Ways)
CHANDOS CHAN 9557 (1997)

Malcolm Stewart (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for String Orchestra)
HYPERION CDA66610 (1992)

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FRANK HUTCHENS
(1892-1965)

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He went to England for training at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay and stayed on as an instructor for several years. He then went to Sydney where he was appointed a professor at the New South Wales Conservatory of Music. He was also a conductor and half of a piano duo with his fellow composer Lindley Evans. Most of his output consists of small-scale works for solo instruments or voice but there is also a Ballade for Orchestra and Airmail Palestine for voice and orchestra.

Phantasy Concerto in D-flat for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1940-43)

Wendy Pomeroy and Stephen Dornan (pianos)/Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Evans: Idyll and Antill: The Unknown Land)
ABC RRCS-381 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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ALEC ROWLEY
(1892-1958)

Born in London. He studied composition with Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a concert pianist specializing in duets and taught at the Trinity College of Music. He wrote a series of miniature concertos for piano, violin, cello and organ with amateur or educational purposes in mind but also wrote a 2nd Piano Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra and 3 Idylls for Piano and Orchestra as well as chamber and solo instrumental pieces .

Concerto (No. 1) in D major for Piano, Strings and Percussion, Op. 49 (1938)

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darnton: Piano Concertino, Gerhard: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

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CHARLES WILLIAMS
(1893-1978)

Born in London (as Isaac Cozerbreit).He began his musical career as a freelance violinist playing with various types of orchestras and then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Norman O’Neill. He became one of the premiere composers and conductors of light orchestral music and scored many motion pictures and radio shows.

The Dream of Olwen (from the movie "While I Live") (1947)

Daniel Adni (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient -excerpts)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3523922 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3862) (1980)

Arthur Dulay (piano)/Charles Williams and His Concert Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, RÓZSA: spellbound Concerto, Bliss: Things to Come: Suite and other film score excerpts by Morey and Brodszky)
NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120597 (2002)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Evans: Idyll, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Prionnsias O'Duinn/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto: Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Herrmann: Concerto Macabre, Rota: Legend of the Glass Mountain, Beaver: Portrait of Isla, Pennario: Midnight on thev Cliffs and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient - excerpts)
NAXOS 8.554323 (1998)

Leo Litwin (piano)/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody and excerpts from film scores by Rózsa, Raksin, Tiomkin, North, Miller, Auric and Provost)
RCA VICTOR 60392-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-2380) (1960)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Miklos Rózsa/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto and encores by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Sinding and Rachmaninoff)
CAPITOL SP-8494 (LP) (1959)

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MAURICE BLOWER
(1894-1982)

Born in Surrey. He studied at the RAF School of Music with Sir Walford Davies and received his musical doctorate at Oxford under Harold Darke. He was associated with the Petersfield Music Festival for 40 years and founded the Rake Choir. The bulk of his compositional output consisted of works for choirs and part songs and a number of works for string orchestra.

Concerto for Horn and Strings (1953)

José Garcia Gutierrez(horn)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue for Horn and Strings, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings and Scott: Harpsichord Concerto)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)


Eclogue for Horn and Strings

José Garcia Gutierrez(horn)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings and Scott: Harpsichord Concerto)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)



ERNEST JOHN MOERAN
(1894-1950)

Born in Heston, Middlesex. Studied at the Royal College of Music with Charles Stanford and John Ireland. He was strongly influenced by English folksong as well as by the music of Vaughan Williams and Delius. In addition to the Concertos his major orchestral works are his Symphony in G minor, Sinfonietta and Serenade. He began a 2nd Symphony in E flat major in 1945 but only fragments of that score still exist.

Violin Concerto (1941)

Alfredo Campoli (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + D. Coates: Violin Concerto)
DIVINE ART 27806 (2006)

John Georgiadis (violin)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra and Rhapsody No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.248 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.105) (1979)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Whythorne’s Shadow and Lonely Waters)
CHANDOS CHAN 10168 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8807) (1990)

Albert Sammons (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
( + Serenade in G and Fantasy Quartet)
SYMPOSIUM 1201 (1999)

Cello Concerto (1945)

Piers Coetmore (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Sonata and Prelude)
LYRITA SRCD.299 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.) (1971)

Guy Johnston (cello)/JoAnn Falletta/Ulster Orchestra
( Serenade in G, Wythorne's Shadow and Lonely Waters)
NAXOS 8.573034 (2013)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Norman Del Mar/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto, Whythorne’s Shadow and Lonely Waters)
CHANDOS CHAN 10168 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8456) (1986)

Rhapsody in F sharp major for Piano and Orchestra (1943)

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)/Vernon Handley/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony and G minor and Overture to a Masque)
CHANDOS CHAN 10169 (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8639 (1989)

Benjamin Frith (piano)/JoAnn Falletta/Ulster Orchestra
( Rhapsodies Nos 1 and 2, Overture for a Masque and In the Mountain Country)
NAXOS 8.573106 (2014)

John McCabe (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Rhapsody No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.248 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.91) (1977)

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WALTER THOMAS GAZE COOPER
(1895-1981)

Born in Long Eaton in Derbyshire. He studied with Frederick Moore and Benjamin Dale. At the Royal Academy of Music, he was a pupil of Arthur Eaglefield-Hull and Frederick Dawson. He founded and conducted the orchestra that eventually became the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and he taught at the Midland Conservatory of Music. A prolific composer, his output included nine symphonies, four piano concertos, concertos for violin, oboe, horn, double bass, bassoon and viola, two ballets, overtures and other orchestral works, an opera, chamber music. and songs

Concertino for Oboe and Strings, Op. 78 (1956)

John McDonaugh (oboe)/ Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings, Milford: Suite for Oboe and Strings, Blower: Horn Concerto and Eclogue for Horn and Strings)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)

 

LINDLEY EVANS
(1895-1982)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. After initial musical studies there, he moved to Australia where he studied under Frank Hutchens at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music. He then formed a piano duet with his teacher that lasted for 40 years. He also studied with Tobias Mathay in London. His compositions encompass various genres ranging from the large-scale "An Australian Symphony" for chorus and orchestra to instrumental miniatures and songs.

Idyll (Concerto) in E for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1943)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
(arr. for piano and Orchestra by Isador Goodman)
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 464 055-2) (1990)

Wendy Pomeroy and Stephen Dornan (pianos)/Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Hutchens: Phantasy Concerto and Antill: The Unknown Land)
ABC RRCS-381 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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GORDON JACOB
(1895-1984)

Born in Norwood, London. He was a student of Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells..and Charles Wood at the Royal College of Music. He later joined the staff of that institution and stayed for 40 years. He was an enormously prolific composer but seems to have gained greater fame as an arranger and orchestrator. He wrote 2 numbered Symphonies and a Symphony for Strings (1943), York Symphony for Brass (1970), Sinfonia Brevis (1974), and 3 Sinfoniettas (1943, 1950 and 1954) as well as many Concertos for almost all instruments.

Viola Concerto No.1 in C minor (1925 rev. 1976)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto No. 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Viola Concerto No.2 with String Orchestra) (1979)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto No. 1, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Piano Concertino (1954)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Robert Salter/Guildhall Strings
( + Gibbs:Peacock Pie and Piano Concertino, Rootham: Miniature Suite, Milford: Piano Concertino and Dring: Festival Scherzo)
HYPERION CDA67316 (2002)

Concerto for Flute and Strings (1951)

Alexa Still (flute)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
( + Arnold: Flute Concerto No. 1 and Musgrave: Orfeo II)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7140 (1995) 

Concerto for Horn and Strings (1951)

Sören Hermansson (horn)/Edvard Tjivzjel/Umeå Sinfonietta
( + Atterberg: Horn Concerto, Larsson: Horn Concertino, Seiber:Notturno and Reger: Scherzino)
BIS CD-376 (1993)

David Pyatt (horn)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1994)
( + Bowen: Horn Concerto, Arnold: Horn Concerto No. 2, Gipps: Horn Concerto and Vinter: Hunter’s Moon)
LYRITA SRCD.316 (2007)

Concerto No. 1 for Oboe and Strings (1933)

Ruth Bolister (oboe)/Stephen Bell/Elgar Chamber Orchestra
( + Goossens: Oboe Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Holst: Fugal Concerto and Elgar: Soliloquy)
ASV CDDCA1173 (2004)

Concerto for Bassoon and Strings (1947)

Robert Thompson (bassoon)/Geoffrey Simon/English Chamber Orchestra
( + J. Andriessen: Bassoon Concertino and Downey: The Edge of Space)
CHANDOS CHAN 9278 (1994)
(original LP release: CHANDOS ABRD 1033) (1981)

Concerto for Three Hands on One Piano (1969)

Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith (pianos)/Sir Malcolm Arnold/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Arnold: Concerto for Phyllis and Cyril and Bliss: Two Piano Concerto)
HMV GREENSLEEVES ESD 7065 LP) (1970)

Trombone Concerto (1955)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Grant Llwelyn/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Howarth: Trombone Concerto and Orchestra and Bourgeois: Trombone Concerto)
BIS CD-658 (1995)

Warwick Tyrell (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto, Bracanin: Trombone Concerto and Currie: Tumbling Strain)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4764234 (2011)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 438825 (1993)

Little Concerto for Double Bass and Strings (1973)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Susanna Candlin/I Musicanti
( + works for double bass and piano by L. Berkeley, A.Bush, D. Ellis, E. Lutyens, E. Maconchy, J. McCabe, Thomas Pitfield, A. Reynolds and John Walton)

MERIDIAN CDE 84550 (2008)

Mini-Concerto for Clarinet (1980)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/Northwest Chamber Orchestra Seattle
( + Cooke: Clarinet Concerto and Rawsthorne: Clarinet Concerto)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55069 (2002)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66031 (1982)


Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra (ed. by J. White) (1977)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Three Pieces for Viola and Orchestra (orch. by G. Parlett) (1930/2010)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra and Passacaglia Stereophonica)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)


Suite for Recorder and Strings (1959)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Kennrth Sillito/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Babell: Recorder Concerto, Baston: Recorder Concerto No. 2 and Handel: Organ Concerto, Op. 4 No. 6 (transcribed for recorder)
PHILIPS 340102 (2004)  
(original LP release: PHILIPS 411 056-2) (1983)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Jean Thorel/City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
( Arnold: Recorder Concerto and Concerto Incantato)
OUR RECORDINGS SACD 6220606 (2012)


Passacaglia Stereophonica (1960)

Helen Callus (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Viola Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concert Piece for Viola and Orchestra and 3 Pieces for Viola and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7258 (2011)

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HUMPHREY PROCTER-GREGG
(1895-1980)

Born in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. After initial studies at King William’s College and Cambridge, he attended the Royal College of Music where he was taught by Stanford, Charles Wood and Julius Harrison. Most of his musical career was devoted to administration of opera companies and teaching but he also composed, in addition to the Clarinet Concerto, piano music, sonatas for violin, oboe and clarinet and songs.

Clarinet Concerto (c.1940)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, Lucas: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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ROBERTO GERHARD
(1896-1970)

Born in Valls, Catalonia, Spain. Studied in Barcelona with Enrique Granados and Felipe Pedrell and later took master classes with Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna. He settled in England at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1939) and remained there for the rest of his life. He wrote 4 Symphonies and left a 5th unfinished as well as other works for orchestra besides the Concertos.

Concerto for Piano and Strings (1950)

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darnton: Piano Concertino, Rowley: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

Geoffrey Tozer (piano)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Epithalamion))
CHANDOS CHAN 9556 (1997)

Violin Concerto (1942-3, rev. 1945, 1949)

Olivier Charlier (violin)Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9599 (1998)

Yfrah Neaman (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
LYRITA SRCD.274 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 701) (1972)

Harpsichord Concerto (1956)

Geoffrey Tozer (harpsichord)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony "Homenaje a Pedrell")
CHANDOS CHAN 9693 (1998)

Concerto for Orchestra (1965)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9694 (1999)

Concertino for Strings, Op. 12 (1927)

Jürgen Bruns/Berlin Chamber Symphony
( + Weill: Symphony No. 2 and Goldschmidt: Suite)
EDA 18 (2003)

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MARGARET SUTHERLAND
(1897-1984)

Born in Adelaide. She studied composition with Fritz Hart at the Marshall-Hall Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne and continued her musical education at home as well as in London (with Arnold Bax) and Vienna. She gained significant fame as a pianist, teacher and composer. Her catalogue contains operas, ballets, incidental music and works for orchestra, solo instruments and an especially large amount of chamber music. A Piano Concertino (1940), a Concertante for Oboe, Strings and Percussion (1961) and a Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (1962) are her other concerto works that have not been recorded.

Violin Concerto (1954)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Concerto Grosso and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original LP release: FESTIVAL SFC-80020) (1976)

Concerto for Strings (1949)

Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Violin Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original non-commercial LP release: ABC AC 1008) (1975)

Concerto Grosso for Violin, Viola, Keyboard Instrument and String Orchestra (1958)

Sybil Copeland (violin)/John Glickman (viola)/Max Cooke (harpsichord)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Concerto for Strings and Haunted Hills)
ABC CLASSICS 4657342 (2006)
(original non-commercial LP release: ABC RRCS-387) (1975)

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DOUGLAS COATES
(1898-1974)

Born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. He was self-taught in composition and pursued a career as an organist and choirmaster but earned his living working for a bank. The failure of his compositions to make an impact caused him to destroy his work (including the Violin Concerto) and give up composing completely. His other compositions were works for chorus, orchestra, organ, piano, military and brass band.

Violin Concerto in D major (1934)

Colin Sauer (violin)/Sir Charles Groves/BBC Northern Orchestra (rec. 1951)
( + Moeran: Violin Concerto)
DIVINE ART 27806 (2006)

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DOROTHY HOWELL
(1898-1992)

Piano Concerto in D Minor (1923)

Valentina Seferinova (piano)/Toby Purser/Orion Symphony Orchestra
( + Scott: Harpsichord Concerto, Elkrington: Out of the Mist and Jadassohn: Serenade No. 3)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9041CD (2012)



SOPHIE-CARMEN ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ
(1899-1974)

Born in Moscow. Her earliest musical training came from her mother who was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein. She later studied at the Paris Conservatory where her teachers included Vincent d’Indy and Alfred Brun. She pursued a career as a violin virtuoso and studied composition in Berlin with Max Trapp before settling in Canada in 1953. She wrote 3 Symphonies and 2 other Piano Concertos, a Concerto for Orchestra and a Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Clarinet and Bassoon.

Piano Concerto No. 3 (Symphony-Concerto) (1967)

Anton Kuerti (piano)/Alexander Brott/CBC Festival Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concerto No. 2, Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-3175) (1968)

Triple Concerto for Trumpet, Clarinet, Bassoon and Strings and Timpani (1949)

Philip Collins (trumpet)/James Morton (clarinet)/Richard Corey (bassoon)/Mario Bernardi/National Arts Centre Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: CBC: SM 272) (1976)

Markantes Stück for 2 Pianos and Orchestra) (1946-50)

S.C. Eckhardt-Grammaté and Hans Weber (pianos)/Wilhelm Schüchter/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1: Andante, Piano Concerto No. 3, Triple Concerto, Piano Sonata No. 5, Weinachtslieder and Molto Sostenuto)
ECKHARDT-GRAMMATÉ FOUNDATION PBM 303 (2 CDs) (1999)

Basson Concerto (1950)

Vincent Ellin (bassoon)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + MacDonald: Violin Concerto and Matthews: Between the Wings of the Earth)
BIS CD-698 (1998)

Capriccio Concertante (1940)

Kazuhiro Koizumi/Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1 and Glinka: Kamarinskaya)
CBC SMCD 5089 (1990)

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WILLIAM LOVELOCK
(1899-1986)

Born in London. Studied there at the Trinity School of Music and became a member of its faculty. He came to Australia in 1956 to become director of the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music. He composed a Symphony, Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra and Concertos for a variety of instruments.

Saxophone Concerto No. 1 (1963)

Kevin Murphy (saxophone)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1972)
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 2, Bass Tuba Concerto, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Saxophone Concerto No. 2 (1973)

Peter Clinch (saxophone)/George Logie-Smith Astra Chamber Orchestra( + Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto, Barnard: Saxophone Sonata, Gross: Saxophone Quintet and D'Ombrain & Clinch: Introspections)
DIVERSIONS 24120 (2006)
(original LP release: W&G BS5667) (1975)

Peter Clinch (saxophone)/Verdon Williams/Strings of West Australian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Saxophone Concerto No. 1, Bass Tuba Concerto, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Bass Tuba Concerto (1967)

Vincent Fryer (bass tuba)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1977)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Peter Whish-Wilson (tuba)/David Stanhope/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Wilder: Tuba Suite No. 1, Kenny: Tuba Concerto and Danielsson: Concertante)
ABC CLASSICS ABC 4765251 (2006)

Flute Concerto (1961)

Vernon Hill (flute)/Leonard Dommett/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Hill: Piano Concerto and Penberthy: Saxophone Concerto)
FESTIVAL FC 80026 (LP) (1972)

Horn Concerto

Stanley Fry (horn)/Myer Fredman/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Bass Tuba Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Trumpet Concerto (1968)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concertos by Tomasi, Mills, Arutyunyan, Bellini, Haydn, Hummel, Cimarosa. Weber and Arban {some transcribed from other instruments})
ABC CLASSICS 982 6976 (2 CDs) (2005)

John Robertson (trumpet)/Joseph Post/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Hanson: Trumpet Concerto)
RCA (Australia) SL16371 (LP) (1968)

Trombone Concertino (1965)

Ian Hanckey (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Wind and Percussion aand R. Hanson: Trombone Concerto)
ABC AC 1007 (non-commercial LP) (1976)

Jason Redman (trombone)/Wilfred Lehmann/Strings of Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Bass Tuba Concerto, Viola Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Viola Concerto (c.1979)

László Vidak (viola)/Patrick Thomas/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1979)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Bass Tuba Concerto and Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (1981)

Una Morgan (harp)/John Curro/Queensland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Saxophone Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Concerto, Trombone Concertino, Viola Concerto and Bass Tuba Concerto)
HERITAGE 17 (2 non-commercial CDs) (1994)

Sinfonia Concertante for Organ and Orchestra (1968)

Robert Broughen (organ)/Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1)
RCA (Australia) VRL 1-0129 (LP) (1976)

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ALAN BUSH
(1900-1995)

Born in Dulwich, London. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Frederick Corder and Tobias Matthay and had private lessons with John Ireland. Taught for 30 years at the Royal Academy and was very active in social causes. He composed 4 Symphonies. His other major orchestral works are a Piano Concerto (with baritone and male choir), Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra and "Africa" for piano and orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1948)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Norman Del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + 6 Short Pieces and Dialectic)
CLAUDIO CB5151-2 (2002)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66138) (1985)

Variations, Nocturne and Finale on an English Sea-Song for Piano and Orchestra (1962)

David Wilde (piano)/John Snashall/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Delius: Double Concerto)
PRT PVCD8372 (1987)
(original LP release: PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC14073) (1966)

Concert Suite for Cello and Orchestra (1952)

Raphael Wallfisch/(cello)/Martin Yates/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Brian: Cello Concerto and Bowen: Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7263 (2 CDs) (2011)

 

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COLIN McPHEE
(1900-1964)

Born in Toronto. Studied at the Peabody Conservatory (Baltimore, Maryland) with Harold Randolph and Gustav Strube and had further lessons with Paul Le Flem in Paris and Edgard Varèse in New York. Spent the 1930’s in Bali and utilized its gamelan music in his own compositions with "Tabuh-Tabuhan" becoming his most famous work. His 1st Symphony is not extant and his 3rd Symphony was not completed. There were also 2 early Piano Concerto but neither of these survives.

Concerto for Piano and 8 Winds (1929)

Stephen Drury (piano)/Dennis Russel Davies/Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Balinese Ceremonial Music and Nocturne)
MUSIC MASTERS 01612-67159-2 (1996)

Grant Johannesen (piano)/wind ensemble
( + Sessions:Quartet No. 2)
COLUMBIA ML-5105 (LP) (c. 1955)

Concerto for Wind Orchestra (1960)

Alex Pauk/Esprit Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Tabuh-Tabahan, Transitions and Nocturne)
CBC SM 5181 (1998)

Tabuh-Tabuhan – Toccata for Two Pianos, Orchestra and Exotic Percussion (1936)

John Alley and Elizabeth Burley (pianos)/Leonard Slatkin/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Balinese Ceremonial Music and Britten: Prince of the Pagoda: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10111 (2003)

Peter Basquin and Christopher Oldfeather (pianos)/Dennis Russel Davies/Amedrican Composers’ Orchestra
( + Harrison: Suite and Ung: Inner Voices)
ARGO 444560-2

anonymous pianists/Howard Hanson/Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
( + Sessions: The Black Maskers and Thomson: Symphony No. 1 and Feast of Love)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434310-2 (1992)
(original LP release: MERCURY SR 90103) (c. 1960)

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WILLIAM BUSCH
(1901-1945)

Born in London, the son of German immigrants. He went to New York for studies and then to Germany where his composition teacher was Hugo Leichtentritt. He finished his musical education in London with Mabel Lander for piano and with Alan Bush, John Ireland and Bernard Van Dieren for composition. His professional career was basically divided between teaching at the Highgate School in London and working as a pianist. Illness gave him more time for composition towards the end of his life and he left an unfinished Violin Concerto as well as songs, chamber and instrumental works.

Piano Concerto in F major (1939)

Piers Lane (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.320 (2007)

Cello Concerto (1940-1)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.320 (2007)

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GERALD FINZI
(1901-1956)

Born in London. As a teenager he studied privately with Ernest Farrar and Edward Bairstow and then in his next decade took counterpoint with R.O. Morris. He joined the staff of the Royal Academy of Music but kept this post only for 3 years before relocating to Berkshire where he devoted most of the rest of his life to composing. He was the founder and conductor of the Newbury String Players. His catalogue is made up of choral, vocal and orchestral works that have become very popular in recent years. He is considered one of England’s greatest composers of art songs. Other large-scale orchestra works such as a Symphony and Piano Concerto were started but never completed.

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 40 (1951-5)

Tim Hugh (cello)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Eclogue and Grand Fantasia & Toccata)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.236 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.112) (1979)

Rafael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10425 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8471) (1986)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings in C minor, Op. 31 (1948-9)

Dimitry Ashkenazy (clarinet)/Jonathan Nott/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Bozza: Clarinet Concerto)
PAN CLASSICS PAN 510107 (1998)

David Campbell (clarinet)/Nick Collon/Aurora Orchestra
( + C. Davis: Concerto Hungarica and Fitkin: Agnostic)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0057 (2008)

James Campbell (clarinet)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Dies Natalis, Let us Now Garlands Bring and Romance)
CBC SM-5204 (2000)

Michael Collins (clarinet and conductor)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Stanford: Clarinet Concerto and Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 10739 (2012)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Dies Natalis and Farewell To Arms)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 790718-2 (1989)

John Denman (clarinet)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.236 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.92) (1977)

Margaret Donaghue (clarinet)/Thomas M. Sleeper/Russe (Bulgaria)Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra
( + Brahms: Clarinet Sonata and R. Strauss: Romance)
CENTAUR 2453 (2000)

Alan Hacker (clarinet)/William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Love’s Labours Lost: Suite, Eclogue, Romance and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Bryden Thomson /BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Introit and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow, Leigh: Harpsichord Concertino and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

Emma Johnson (clarinet)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 5 Bagatelles and Stanford: Clarinet Concerto and 3 Intermezzi)
ASV 787 (1993)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Alun Francis/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Stanford: Clarinet Concerto)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55101 (2001)
(original LP release: HYPERION A66001) (1980)

Andrew Marriner (clarinet)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Eclogue and Nocturne)
DECCA 4737192 (2003)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 454438) (1997)

George MacDonald (clarinet)/ Steuart Bedford/Northern Sinfonia
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Mourant: The Pied Piper)
ASV LIVING ERA CDDCA 787 (1993)

Robert Plane (clarinet)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles, Romance, Introit and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter (leader)/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + 5 Bagatelles and Ashmore: Four Seasons and Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2-RC (1991)

Sarah Williamson (clarinet)/Alan Curtis /Orchestra of the Swan
( + Romance for Strings, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Appalachian Spring)
SOMM SOMM 244 (2010)


Concerto for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin (1925-7)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto)
CHANDOS CLASSICS CHAN 10425 (2007)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 9888) (2001)

Introit in F major for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin, Op. 6 (originally slow movement of above work, 1925, rev. 1942)

Rodney Friend (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Eclogue, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.84) (1978)

Leslie Hatfield (violin)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, 5 Bagatelles, Romance and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Gerald Jarvis (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1969)
( + Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow, Leigh: Harpsichord Concertino and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

Simon Standage (violin)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + In Terra Pax, Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice and Magnificat)
ARGO ZRG909 (LP) (1979)

Eclogue in F major for Piano and Strings, Op. 10 (1920s, rev. 1940s)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/Howard Williams/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (orig. version)
( + Ferguson: Piano Concerto, Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Austin: Piano Concertino)
SOMM SOMM 241 (2009)

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1, Britten: Piano Concerto and Ireland: Legend)
CBC SM 5208 (2001)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Grand Fantasia & Toccata)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Martin Jones (piano)/ William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Love’s Labours Lost: Suite, Romance and Prelude)
NIMBUS NI5665 (2001)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI5101) (1987)

Peter Katin (piano)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Introit, Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.92) (1977)

Piers Lane (piano)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto and Delius: Piano Concerto)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575983-2 (2003)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE EMX2239) (1994)

Piers Lane (piano)/Nicholas Daniel/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Nocturne)
DECCA 4737192 (2003)

Joshua Pierce (piano)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten:Young Apollo, Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix and R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite)
KLEOS KL5137 (2006)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Ferguson: Piano Concerto and Amore Langueo)
EMI CDM 7 64738 2 (2001)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49627 2) (1987)

Grand Fantasia and Toccata for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 (c. 1928, rev. 1953)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Eclogue)
NAXOS 8.555766 (2001)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Richard Hickox/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Intimations of Immortality)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 7 64720 2 (1993)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 7 49913 2) (1989)

Peter Katin (piano)/Vernon Handley/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Introit, Eclogue, Severn Rhapsody, Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Nocturne, Romance, Prelude and Fall of the Leaf)
LYRITA SRCD.239 (2007)
(original LP release: Lyrita SRCS.92) (1977)

Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 23a (arr. Lawrence Ashmore)

Robert Plane (clarinet)/Howard Griffiths/Northern Sinfonia
( + Love’s Labours Lost: 3 Soliloquies, Clarinet Concerto, Romance, Introit and Severn Rhapsody)
NAXOS 8.553556 (1998)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter (leader)/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Clarinet Concerto and Ashmore: Four Seasons and Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2-RC (1991)

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VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
(1901-1947)

Born in Cape Town, South Africa. He received his musical education at Oxford and the Royal College of Music where Adrian Boult was his conducting teacher. He taught in both England and South Africa and later became an administrator at
the BBC. His fame rests solely on the Carol Symphony but he wrote a considerable amount of other music during his brief life. Most of his orchestral music is of the short and light variety but there is also the more substantial Symphony for Small Orchestra from 1947, South African Suite and Variations, Intermezzo and Finale.

The Young Idea (rhapsody for piano and orchestra) (1928)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Gavin Sutherland/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Phillips: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7206 (2008)

 

EDMUND RUBBRA
(1901-1986)

Born in Northampton, Northamptonshire. His musical education started at Reading University and then he went to the Royal College of Music where Gustav Holst and R.O. Morris were among his teachers. He also received some instruction from Ralph Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres with an emphasis on Symphonies and choral music. In addition, he was a chamber musician and teacher. His 11 Symphonies are his most important orchestral works and there is also a Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto in G major, Op. 85 (1956)

Malcolm Binns (piano)/Vernon Handley/ London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 5 and Soliloquy)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 91932 (1997)

Denis Matthews (piano)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Piano Concerto and Prelude and Fugue)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS  CDM 574781 (2001) 
(original LP release: HMV CLP1164) (1958) 

Violin Concerto, Op. 103 (1959)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
CONIFER CDCF 225 (1994)

Krysia Osostowicz (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557591 (2005)

Carl Pini (violin)/David Measham/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto)
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9056 (1986)

Viola Concerto in A major, Op. 75 (1952)

Rivka Golani (viola)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
CONIFER CDCF 225 (1994)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn and Walton: Viola Concerto)
HYPERION CDA67587 (2007)

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38 (1936)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1 and A Tribute)
CHANDOS CHAN 9538 (1997)


Improvisation for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89 (1956)

Sidney Harth (violin)/Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Bliss:Discourse for Orchestra, Arnold: Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra and Addison: Trumpet Concerto)
FIRST EDITION FECD 1904 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE 57-6) (1957)

Krysia Osostowicz (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557591 (2005)

Soliloquy for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 57
(1943-4)

Rohan de Saram (cello)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 8)
LYRITA SRCD.234 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.119 (1980)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Christopher Finzi/ Newbury String Players
(included in compendium "The British Cello Phenomenon")
CELLO CLASSICS CC1010 (2 CDs) (2004)

Raphael Sommer (cello)/Vernon Handley/London Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1976)
( + Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto)
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 91932 (1997)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Murrill: Cello Concerto No. 2, Haydn Wood: Philharmonic Variations and Dyson: Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne)
WHITE LINE CDWHL 2153 (2004)

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SIR WILLIAM WALTON
(1902-1983)

Born in Oldham, Lancashire. Studied at Oxford but was basically self-taught in composition. Had the patronage of the highly influential Sitwell family and achieved early fame with his settings of Edith Sitwell’s "Façade." His early unconventionality of style later turned conservative and he developed into one of the leading composers in the accepted British tradition. In addition to the Concertos, he wrote 2 Symphonies and a number of shorter works for orchestra. He also wrote marches for the coronations of George VI and Elizabeth II that were worthy successors to the marches of Elgar and brilliant scores for the Shakespearean films of Sir Laurence Olivier.

Violin Concerto (1938-9)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9173 (2010)
( + Symphony No. 1)
ALTO ALC1130 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1338 (1992)


Sergej Azizian (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Copenhagen Philharmonic
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
CLASSICO CLASSCD233 (1999)

Joshua Bell (violin)/David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Bloch: Baal Shem)
DECCA ORIGINALS 4757710 (2006)
(original CD release: DECCA 452 851-2) (1997)

Thomas Bowes (violin)/Joseph Swensen/Malmö Opera Orchestra
( + Henry V-2 Pieces for Strings, Barber: Violin Concerto and Adagio for Strings)
SIGNUM SIGCD 238(2011)

Iona Brown (violin)/Sir Edward Downes/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1967)
( + Viola Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 15656 917132 (1997)

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL6601 (1973)

James Ehnes (violin)/Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Korngold: Violin Concerto)
ONYX CLASSICS ONYX4016 (2007)

Zino Francescatti (violin)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Façade Suite No. 1, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Capriccio Burlesco)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 62749 (1996)
(original US LP release: COLUMBIA MS-6201) (1959)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 7642022 (1992)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3483 (1978)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir Eugene Goossens/Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110939 (2000)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Castelnuovo Tedesco: Violin Concerto No. 2, Saint-Saens: Havanaise and Sinding: Suite)
NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.111367 (2011)
(original US LP release: RCA LM 1121) (1950)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554325 (1999)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY 5628132 (2004)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 49628 (1987)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Scapino)
DECCA 444114-2 (1996)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir William Walton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Viola Concerto and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968944-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2542 (1970)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmoni Orchestra
( + Violin Sonata and 2 Pieces for Violin and Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9073 (1992)

Kurt Nikkanen (violin)/William Boughton/New Haven Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NIMBUS NI 6119 (2010)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/James Judd/Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Capriccio Burlesco, Henry V: Suite and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
HARMONIA MUNDI USA HMU907070 (1992)

Berl Senofsky (violin)/Sir William Walton/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Partita for Orchestra, Symphony No.1 and Henry V: Touch her soft lips …. and The Death of Falstaff)
BRIDGE 9193 (2 CDs) (2003)

Akiko Suwanai (violin)/Sakari Oramo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS 4706222 (2003)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Yuri Simonov/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Brustad: Violin Concerto No. 4)
SIMAX PSC1185 (2000)

Gigory Zhislin (violin)/Vladimir Fedoseyev/Moscow Radui Television Symphony Orchestra

( + Auric: Overture)
MELODIYA C10-17527 (LP) (1983)


Viola Concerto (1928-9, rev. 1961)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet & Viola, Romance and Kol Nidrei)
RCA RED SEAL 63292 (2001)

Helen Callus (viola)/Mark Taddei/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Bowen: Viola Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Suite and Howells: Elegy)
ASV CDDCA1181 (2006)

Paul Doktor (viola)/Sir Edward Downes/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher)
CBS 72677 (LP) (1968)

Karen Dreyfus (viola)/Jerzy Swoboda/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McKinley: Viola Concerto No. 3)
MMC RECORDINGS 2047 (1997)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sonata for Strings and Variations on a Theme by Hindemith)
CHANDOS CHAN 9106 (1993)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC National Orchestra of Wales rec. 1994)

( + Ireland: Piano Concerto, Epic March and Puw: Onyt Agoraf y Drws)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM295 (2008)

Nigel Kennedy (viola)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending)
EMI GREAT ARTISTS OF THE CENTURY 5628132 (2004)
(original CD release: EMI CDC 49628 (1987)

Tatjana Masurenko (viola)/Gary Walker/NDR Radio Philharmonic
( + Britten: Lachrymae and Beamish: Viola Concerto)
COVIELLO COV 30507 (2006)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (viola)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto and Belshazzar's Feast)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 968944-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2542 (1970)

Paul Neubauer (viola)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original release: DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 {2 CDs}) (2005)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Rubbra: Viola Concerto and Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn)
HYPERION CDA67587 (2007)

William Primrose (viola)/Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher)
PHILIPS ABL 3045 (LP) (1954)

William Primrose (viola)/Sir William Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
(rec. 1946)
( + Violin Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
AVID AMSC604 (2004)

Frederick Riddle (viola)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1937)
( + Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Belshazzar’s Feast)
PEARL GEM 0171 (2002)

Peter Schidlof (viola)/Sir Colin Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Violin Concerto)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS IMP 15656 917132 (1997)

Lars Anders Tomter (viola)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Symphony No. 2 and Johannesburg Festival Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.553402 (1996)

Maxim Vengerov (viola)/Mstislav Rostropovich/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Britten: Violin Concerto)
EMI 557510-2 (2003)

Cello Concerto (1956)

Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello)/Zuohuang Chen/Iceland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 2002
( + Khachaturian: Cello Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 737 (2013)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Andrew Litton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4756534 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original CD release: DECCA 443 450-2) (1993)

Pierre Fournier (cello)/Sir William Walton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1959)
( + Coronation Te Deum, Façade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (excerpts) and The Twelve)
BBC LEGENDS 4098-2 (2002)

Lynn Harrell (cello)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
EMI CDS 7 54572 2 (1992)

Tim Hugh (cello)/Paul Daniel/English NorthernPhilharmonia
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.554325 (1999)

Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)/Sir Alexander Gibson/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1, Belshazzar's Feast, Coronation Te Deum, Crown Imperial, Anniversary Fanfare and Orb and Sceptre)
CHANDOS CHAN 24110 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: CHANDOS ABRD 1007) (1979)

Mark Kosower (cello)/James De Preist/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
( + Henry V: Suite, Violin Sonata and 3 Canzone Senza Parole)
DELOS DE 3342 (2006)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
DECCA DOUBLE DECCA 4784606 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 454 442-2) (1997)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto)
SONY THETA SMK89712 (2001)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS MK 39541) (1985)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)/André Previn/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto)
ORFEO C621 061A (2005)

Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)/Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Cello Concerto)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 66375 (2005)
(original US LP release: RCA LM 2109) (1959)

Janos Starker (cello)/Leonard Slatkin/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto and Delius: Caprice and Elegy)
RCA RED SEAL 61695-2 (1997)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Violin Concerto, Scapino and Portsmouth Point.)
EMI FORTE 573371-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: ASD2924) (1973)

Paul Tortelier (cello)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
(rec. 1967)
( + Holst: Hammersmith and Berkeley: Magnigficat)
INTAGLIO INCD 7281 (1994) ▼

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Bryden Thomson/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Partita for Orchestra, Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten and Passacaglia for Solo Cello)
CHANDOS CHAN 8958 (1991)

Jamie Walton (cello)/Alexander Briger/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1)
SIGNUM SIGCD220 (2010)

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)/Jeffrey Tate/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Passacaglia, Bloch: Suite No.1, Ligeti: Sonata and Britten: Ciaconna from Cello Suite No.2).
ONYX CLASSICS ONYX 4042 (2009)

 

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1926-7, rev. 1943)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Paul Daniel/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, A History of English Speaking Peoples: March and Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.553869  (1999)

Peter Katin (piano)/Sir William Walton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Music for Children, Portsmouth Point Overture, Scapino, Siesta, Capriccio Burlesca and The Quest)
LYRITA SRCD.224 (1993)(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.49) (1971)

Eric Parkin (piano)/Jan Latham-König/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Façade Suites, Portsmouth Point Overture, Siesta and Popular Birthday)
CHANDOS CHAN 9148 (1994)

Phyllis Sellick (piano)/Sir William Walton/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Violin Concerto and Viola Concerto)
AVID 604 (2004)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB SH128) (1970)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Vernon Handley/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ireland: Piano Concerto and Bridge: Phantasm)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7223 (2009)
(original CD release: CONIFER CDCF 175) (1990)

Two Pieces (Canzonetta and Scherzo) for Violin and Orchestra (1951, orch. C. Palmer)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Jan Latham-Koenig/London Philharmoni Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 9073 (1992)

Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra (1972)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia
( + L. Berkeley: Guitar Concerto and Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9963 (2001)

Christopher Parkening (guitar)/Andrew Litton/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez and Fantasia para un Gentilhombre)
EMI Classics CDC 54665 (1993)

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SIR LENNOX BERKELEY
(1903-1989)

Born in Boar’s Hill, Oxfordshire. After studies at Oxford he went to Paris for composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger. Worked successively at the BBC and then at the Royal Academy of Music where he taught for more than two decades. Composed prolifically in genres ranging from opera to solo instrumental music. He wrote many works for orchestra in addition to the Concertos including 4 Symphonies, Symphony for Strings and Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op. 29 (1947)
Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + M. Berkeley: Gethsemane Fragment and 4 Poems of St Teresa of Avila)
CHANDOS CHAN 10265 (2004)

David Wilde (piano)/Nicholas Braithwaite/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.250 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.94) (1978)

Two Piano Concerto, Op. 30 (1948)

Garth Beckett and Boyd McDonald (pianos)/Norman Del Mar/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.250 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.80) (1975)

Kathryn Stott and Howard Shelley (pianos)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales 
( + M. Berkeley:Concerto for Orchestra (Michael Berkeley) and Gregorian Variations)
CHANDOS CHAN 10408 (2007)


Violin Concerto, Op. 59 (1961)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin/Sir Adrian Boult/Menuhin Festival Orchestra
( + Williamson: Violin Concerto)
EMI 566121-2 (1997)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2759) (1972)

Flute Concerto, Op. 36 (1952)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Alwyn: Flute Concerto, Dove: The Magic Flute Dances and Poulenc/Berkeley: Flute Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 10718 (2012)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Sir Lennox Berkeley/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flute Sonata and Flute Sonatina)
RCA RS9011 (LP) (1983)

Guitar Concerto, Op. 88 (1974)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Richard Hickox/Northern Sinfonia
( + Walton: 5 Bagatelles and Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9963 (2001)

Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 84 (1973)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 3 + Michael Berkeley: Oboe Concerto {Nicholas Daniel – oboe} and Secret Garden)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)

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ERIC FOGG
(1903-1939)

Born in Manchester. Initially taught music by his father, he later studied privately with Granville Bantock. He started composing at an early age and his ballet "Hansel and Gretel" and several other works were quite successfully received. He joined the BBC Northern Region as an accompanist and music director while continuing to compose until the end of his short life. Beyond the Bassoon Concerto there are a few small-scale orchestral pieces as well as chamber, instumental, choral and vocal works.

Bassoon Concerto in D major (1931)

Graham Salvage (bassoon)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Addison: Bassoon Concertino, Hope: Bassoon Concertino and Arthur Butterworth: Bassoon Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL 2132 (2001)

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BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT
(1903-1996)

Born in Hamburg. He studied composition with Franz Schreker at the University of Hamburg and had extensive experience as a conductor before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1935. During World War II he worked for the BBC while continuing his career as a conductor. He had composed steadily since his early years and built up a large catalogue that included operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works. His music was "rediscovered" in his last years and a number of his major works were recorded. His other orchestral works include a Sinfonietta, Ciaconna Sinfonica and Greek Suite.

Violin Concerto (1933, rev. 1953-55)

Chantal Juillet (violin)/Berthold Goldschmidt/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

Cello Concerto (1953-4)

David Geringas (cello)/Matthias Hussmann/Magdeberg Philharmonic
( + Ciaconna Sinfonica and Chronica)
CPO 990227 (1995)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)/Yakob Kreizberg/Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

Clarinet Concerto (1953-5)

Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Ma/Berthold Goldschmidt/Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DECCA Entartete Musik 455 586-2 (1997)

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LEIGHTON LUCAS
(1903-1982)

Born in London. He started his musical career as a teenager dancing for Diaghilev’ Ballets Russes and taught himself music. He then became a conductor of several ballet companies as well as his own orchestra and taught at the Royal Academy of Music. He composed several ballets as well as a Sinfonia Brevis, Cello Concerto, Concert Champêtre for Violin Concerto and other works in various genres.

Clarinet Concerto (1957)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Carmichael: Fêtes Champêtres, Proctor-Gregg: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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ROBIN MILFORD
(1903-1959)

Born in Oxford. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Holst, Vaughan Williams and R.O. Morris, He had some early success with performances of a number of his works but this did not last and he had to earn his living as a schoolteacher and as an inspector of pianola rolls. He was influenced and aided financially by Balfour Gardiner but, ultimately, his once-promising career faltered despite some occasional performances and encouragement from his good friends Finzi and Vaughan Williams. He composed prolifically in various genres including an opera, several ballets, a Symphony, a Violin Concerto as well as chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal music.

Concertino in E minor for Piano and Strings (1955)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Robert Salter/Guildhall Strings
( + Jacob: Piano Concertino, Gibbs: Piano Concertino and Peacock Pie, Dring: Festival Scherzo and Rootham: Miniature Suite)
HYPERION CDA67316 (2002)

Miniature Concerto in G major, Op. 35 for String Orchestra (1938)

Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Suite in D minor, Op. 8 for Oboe and String Orchestra (1923)

Evelyn Barbirolli (oboe)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Elegiac Meditation, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

John McDonaugh (oboe)/Michael Laus/Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
( + F. Kelly: Serenade for Flute and Strings, Cooper: Oboe Concertino, Blower: Horn Concerto and Eclogue for Horn and Strings)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9032CD (2011)

Fishing By Moonlight, Op. 96a for Piano and Strings (1952)

Clifford Benson (piano)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Suite in D minor, Elegiac Meditation, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

Julian Milford (piano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Elegiac Meditation, Op. 83 for Viola and String Orchestra (1946-7)

Claire Finnimore (viola)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight,Miniature Concerto, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Christopher Wellington (viola)/Christopher Finzi/The Southern Pro Arte
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Suite in D minor, Elegy for James Scott and 3 Songs)
HYPERION A66048 (LP) (1982)

Two Orchestral Interludes, Op. 19e for Flute, Strings and Piano (1930)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Julian Milford (piano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Go, Little Book – Suite, Op. 18 for Flute, Soprano and Strings (1930)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Carys Lane (soprano)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Elegy for James Scott, Interlude and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

Interlude for Flute and Strings, Op. 69a (c. 1951)

Julian Sperry (flute)/Guildhall Strings
( + Fishing by Moonlight, Miniature Concerto, Elegiac Meditation, 2 Orchestral Interludes, Go, Little Book –Suite, Elegy for James Scott and Festival Suite)
HYPERION CDA67444 (2004)

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THOMAS PITFIELD
(1903-1999)

Born in Bolton, near Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music but was basically self-taught in composition. He earned his living teaching at various schools including his alma mater that later became the Royal Northern College of Music. He composed prolifically throughout his long life and most of his output consists of of small-scale works in various genres. However, besides the 2 Piano Concertos there is also a Sinfonietta and a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (1946-7)

Anthony Goldstone (piano)/Andrew Penny/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Studies on an English Dance-Tune, Arietta and Finale, Toccata and Xylophone Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557291 (2005)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Andrew Penny/Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra
( + PianoConcerto No. 2, Studies on an English Dance-Tune, Arietta and Finale, Toccata and Xylophone Sonata)
NAXOS 8.557291 (2005)

Concerto Lirico for Violin and Full Orchestra (1958)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Arnell: Violin Concerto and Creith: Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7221(2009)

Concerto for Recorder, String Orchestra and Percussion (1985-6)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + 3 Nautical Sketches, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

3 Nautical Sketches for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Recorder Concerto, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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PRIAULX RAINIER
(1903-1986)

Born in Howick, Natal, South Africa. She sudied violin at the South African College of Music in Capetown and later in London at the Royal Academy of Music. At the latter school she also studied composition with John McEwen and subsequently joined its staff as a professor of composition. In Paris she was also taught by Nadia Boulanger. Among her other orchestral works are a Sinfonia da Camera, Violin Concerto and a Dance Concerto "Phala-Phala."

Cello Concerto (1963-4)

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)/Norman del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto and Rubbra: Cello Sonata)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL 42442 (2008)

 

PERCY WHITLOCK
(1903-1946)

Born at Chatham, Kent. He obtained his higher musical education at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music. He held various posts as an organist at Rochester and Bournemouth and gained fame as a recitalist. He wrote a number of light orchestral pieces but most of his other compositions were for the organ.

Symphony in G minor for Organ and Orchestra (1936)

Francis Jackson (organ)/ Jonathan WainwrightUniversity of York Orchestra
( + Jackson: Organ Concerto)
AMPHION PHI CD 155 (2000)


Carillon for Organ and Orchestra (1932)

Ronald Corp/Malcolm Riley (organ)/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Hérold: Zampa Overture, Brooke: Gee Whizz!, Gibbs: The Betrothal - Ballet Music, C.White: A Sierra Melody, Smyth: The Boatswain’s Mate- Overture, Flynn: Clatter of the Clogs,: Ronald: In an Eastern Garden - The Garden of Allah, Boyle: The Magic Harp, Birch: Dance of the Nymphs, Intermezzo, Pleier: Karlsbad’s Dolls’ Dance and Boughton The Immortal Hour – Love Duet for Orchestra)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7276 (2011)

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RICHARD ADDINSELL
(1904-1977)

Born in London. He studied music at Oxford and then briefly at the Royal College of Music and went for additional lessons in Berlin and Vienna. He composed prolifically and successfully for the theater, radio and especially films both in England and Hollywood. He wrote some independent concert works for orchestra as well as songs. The Warsaw Concerto with its deliberate evocation of Rachmaninoff made him world famous.

Smoky Mountain Concerto (1950)

Philip Martin (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Festival, Journey to Romance and excerpts from the film scores for: Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ring Round the Moon, The Isle of Apples, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tom Brown’s Chooldays, Fire Over England and A Tale of Two Cities)
MARCO POLO 8.223732 (1994)

Warsaw Concerto (from the movie "Dangerous Moonlight") (1942)

Daniel Adni (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient -excerpts)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 3523922 (2006)
(original LP release: HMV ASD3862) (1980)

Misha Dichter (piano)/Sir Neville Marriner/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Litolff: Scherzo, Chopin: Fantasy on Polish Airs and Weber-Liszt: Polonaise Brillante)
PHILIPS 411-123-2 (1990)

Roderick Elms (piano)/José Serebrier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Moross:The Big Country – Main Theme, Steiner: Casablanca – Suite, Gone with the Wind – Main Theme, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Ben Hur – Love Theme and Parade of the Charioteers, Herrmann: Taxi Driver – Main Theme, Psycho – Suite, Korngold: The Sea Hawk - Main Theme, Tiomkin: The Big Country – Main Theme and E. Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven – Overture)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RPO017 (2011)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Prionnsias O'Duinn/RTE Concert Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa : Spellbound Concerto, Cornish Rhapsody, Herrmann: Concerto Macabre, Rota: Legend of the Glass Mountain, Beaver: Portrait of Isla, Pennario: Midnight on thev Cliffs and R.R.Bennett:Murder on the Orient - excerpts)
NAXOS 8.554323 (1998)

Isador Goodman (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Evans: Idyll, Goodman: New Guinea Fantasy, Litolff: Scherzo and Rachmaninoff: excerpts from Piano Concerto No. 2 and Paganini Rhapsody)
PHILIPS (Australia) 476 7333 (2005)

Patrick Jablonski (piano)/ Wojciech Rajski/Warsaw Polish RadioTV Symphony Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Piano Concerto and Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No, 2)
ALTARA ALT1018 (2007)

Martin Jones (piano)/Kenneth Alwyn/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + March of the United Nations, Invocation and excerpts from the film scores for Blithe Spirit , The Day Will Dawn, Greengage Summer, Highly Dangerous, The Lion Has Wings, Out of the Clouds, The Passionate Friends, Sea Devils and Under Capricorn)
ASV WHITE LINE CDWHL 2128 (1997)

Louis Kentner (piano) Muir Mathieson/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams: The Dream of Olwen, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Bliss: Things to Come: Suite and other film score excerpts by Morey and Brodszky)
NAXOS NOSTALGIA 8.120597 (2002)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Yoav Talmi/Quebec Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathieu: Concerto de Québec and Gershwin: Concerto in F)
ANALEKTA AN29814 (2003)

Leo Litwin (piano)/Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Williams : Dream of Olwen and excerpts from film scores by Rózsa, Raksin, Tiomkin, North, Miller, Auric and Provost)
RCA VICTOR 60392-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL LSC-2380) (1960)

Cristina Ortiz (piano)/Moshe Atzmón/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Shostakovitch: Piano Concerto No.2)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4674462 (2000)
(original CD release: DECCA 414348-2) (1984)

Leonard Pennario (piano)/Carmen Dragon/Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto, Wildman (Mattes): Swedish Rhapsody, Litolff: Scherzo and encores by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Sinding amd Rachmaninoff)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 63661 2 (1995)
(original US LP release: CAPITOL SP-8326) (1959)

Joshua Pierce (piano)/Kirk Trevor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, (Addinsell). Litolff : Scherzo, Chopin: Variations on Mozart's "La ci Derem le Mano", Saint-Saens: Caprice –Waltz, Weber / Liszt: Polacca Brilliante and Turok:Ragtime Caprice)
KLEOS KL5124 (2003)

Santiago Rodriguez (piano)/William Hudson/Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
( + Bath: Cornish Rhapsody, Rosza: Spellbound Concerto, Wildman {Mattes}: Swedish Rhapsody, Stevens: Piano Concerto, Ward: Piano Concerto, Gershwin: Delicious and Myers: Deer Hunter-Cavatina)
ELAN ELN 82268 (1996)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tom Brown's Schooldays: Overture and suites and excerpts from the film scores for Goodbye Mr Chips, Love on the Dole, Blithe Spirit , The Black Rose, Scrooge, The Admirable Crichton and Out of the Clouds)
CHANDOS CHAN 10046 (2003)

Gabriel Tacchino (piano)/Armin Jordan/Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
( + Grieg: Piano Concerto and Franck: Symphonic Variations)
APEX 2564 62049-2 (2006)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71201) (1979)

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)/Hugh Wolff/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and excerpts from Piano Concertos by Shostakovich) and Rachmaninoff)
DECCA 4605032 (1998)

William Tritt (piano)/Erich KunzelCincinnati Pops Orchestra
( + Rodgers: Victory at Sea – excerpts, Steiner: Casablanca: Suite and Jarre: The Longest Day: March)
TELARC CD80175 (1990)

Valerie Tryon (piano)/Boris Brott/Toronto Festival Pops Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Rodgers: Victory at Sea: Suite, Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture and marches by Sousa, Bagley, Elliot and anonymous)
PRO ARTE CDD 422 (1987)

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ERIK CHISHOLM
(1904-1965)

Born in Glasgow. He studied at the Scottish National Academy of Music in Glasgow as well as in London at and the University of Edinburgh where Donald Tovey was his teacher of composition. He had an extremely full musical life as a composer, conductor, critic, teacher, academic and operatic administrator and promoter of contemporary music. He went to Cape Town in 1946 where he took the positions of Professor and Director of the South African College of Music. He remained in South Africa until his death. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. He also wrote a Violin Concerto (1952) and a Concerto for Orchestra (1952).

Piano Concerto No.1 "Piobaireachd" (1937)

Danny Driver (piano)/Rory Macdonald/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA67880 (2012)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Star Point, Sonatina in G minor, Elegies Nos. 1-4, Sonatina No.4 and With Cloggs On)
DUNELM RECORDS DRD0174 (2002)


Piano Concerto No. 2 "Hindustani" (1949)

Danny Driver (piano)/Rory Macdonald/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA67880 (2012)

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WILLIAM ALWYN
(1905-1985)

Born in Northampton. Studied at the Royal Academy of Music with John McEwen. He was a professor at that institution from 1926 to 1956 while pursuing a highly successful career as a composer for films. In addition to the Concertos, his major orchestral works include 5 Symphonies, a Sinfonietta and the symphonic prelude "The Magic Island.".

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1930)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Derby Day Overture and Sonata alla Toccata)
NAXOS 8.557590 (2005)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9155 (1993)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1960)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Judd/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Derby Day Overture and Sonata alla Toccata)
NAXOS 8.557590 (2005)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Sinfonietta for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9196 (1993)

Violin Concerto (1937-9)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/David Lloyd-Jones/ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Miss Julie Suite and Fanfare for a Joyful Occasion)

NAXOS 8.570705 (2011)

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)/Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9187 (1993)

Concerto for Oboe, Harp and Strings (1943-5)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Concert Grossi Nos. 1 – 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Elizabethan Dances, The Innumerable Dance, Aphrodite in Aulis, The Magic Island and Festival March)
NAXOS 8.570144 (2006)

Concerto for Flute and Eight Instruments (1980)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC National Orchestra of Wales (arr. for orchestra by J. McCabe, 2006)
( + Berkeley: Flute Concerto, Dove: The Magic Flute Dances and Poulenc/Berkeley: Flute Sonata)
CHANDOS CHAN 10718 (2012)

Philippa Davies (flute)/Nash Ensemble
( + Naiades, Divertimento for Solo Flute, Trio for Flute Cello & Piano, Sonata for Flute & Piano, French Suite)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7166 (2006)

Concerto Grosso No. 1 in B flat major for Chamber Orchestra (1943)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 2 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Tragic Interlude, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G major for String Orchestra (1948)

William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lyra Angelica and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 3, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)

Concerto Grosso No. 3 for Woodwind, Brass and Strings (1964)

Richard Hickox/Sinfonia of London
( + Oboe Concerto and Concert Grossi Nos. 1 and 2)
CHANDOS CHAN 8866 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2, Seven Irish Tunes, Dramatic Overture:The Moor of Venice and Serenade)
NAXOS 8.570145 (2011)

Lyra Angelica for Harp and Strings (1954)

Osian Ellis (harp)/William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Autumn Legend)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Rachel Masters (harp)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Suzanne Willison (harp)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
NAXOS 8.557647 (2005)

Autumn Legend for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (1954)

Geoffrey Browne (cor anglais)/William Alwyn/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 2 and Lyra Angelica)
LYRITA SRCD.230 (1992)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.108) (1979)

Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Lyra Angelica, Pastoral Fantasia and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso No. 1, Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Tragic Interlude and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Pastoral Fantasia for Viola and String Orchestra (1939)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Concerto Funèbre, Holst: Lyric Movement, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Philip Dukes (viola)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tragic Interlude, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

Stephen Tees (viola)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Lyra Angelica and Tragic Interlude)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

Tragic Interlude for Two Horns, Timpani and String Orchestra (1936)

Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + Autumn Legend, Pastoral Fantasia and Lyra Angelica)
CHANDOS CHAN 9065 (1992)

David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pastoral Fantasia, 5 Preludes, Concerto Grosso No. 1, Autumn Legend and Suite of Scottish Dances)
NAXOS 8.570704 (2008)

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FRANCIS CHAGRIN
(1905-1972)

Born in Bucharest, Romania his original name was Alexander Pauker. His varied musical education included composition studies with Mihail Jora in Bucharest as well as with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger at L’École Normale in Paris. While in Paris he supported himself by writing popular songs and employment as a nightclub pianist and began his career as a composer of film music. He moved to England in 1936 anticipating the rising tide of fascism. The rest of his composing career was divided among compositions for the movies (over 200 scores), radio, the theater and the concert hall. He wrote 2 Symphonies and left a 3rd unfinished as well as a Piano Concerto.

Roumanian Fantasy for Harmonica (or Violin) and Orchestra (1956)

Larry Adler (harmonica)/Francis Chagrin/Pro Arte Orchestra
( + Benjamin: Harmonica Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Romance and arrangements of works for harmonica and orchestra by Benjamin, Bizet, Enescu , Gershwin. Granados and Ravel)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7 64134-2 (1991)
(original LP release: PYE CCL 30125) (c. 1960)

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CHRISTIAN DARNTON
(1905-1981)

Born in Leeds. His musical education was extensive including studies with Frederick Corder at the Brighton School of Music, Harold Craxton at the Matthay School, composition with Benjamin Dale and Harry Farjeon at Cambridge and Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music, private lessons with Charles Wood and Cyril Rootham and further studies with Max Butting in Germany. Coming from a wealthy family, he needed no professional employment so he was able to devote himself almost exclusively to composing. His output was prodigious and included most genres from opera to instrumental. Among his orchestral works orchestra there are 4 Symphonies, 2 Piano Concertos, 2 Violin Concertos, Viola Concerto, Suite Concertante for Violin and Orchestra and a Concerto for Orchestra.

Concertino in C major for Piano and String Orchestra

Peter Donohoe (piano & conductor)/Northern Sinfonia
( Gerhard: Piano Concerto, Rowley: Piano Concerto and Ferguson: Piano Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557290 (2005)

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CONSTANT LAMBERT
(1905-1951)

Born in London into an artistic family. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Malcolm Sargent, George Dyson, R.O. Morris and Vaughan Williams. While still a student at this school he was commissioned to write a ballet for Diaghilev. He became very well known as a conductor, musicologist and as a very influential and oft-quoted author. His compositional catalogue was not particularly extensive. In addition to the Piano Concertos, his major works include several ballets, some short orchestral pieces, film scores and the choral "Summer’s Last Will and Testament."

Piano Concerto (1924, ed. Giles Easterbrook and Edward Shipley)

David Owen Norris (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Merchant Seamen: Suite, Prizefight and Pomona)
ASV WHITELINE CDWHL 2122 (1999)

Jonathan Plowright (piano)/David Lloyd-Jones/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Elegiac Blues, Prize-Fight, Romeo and Juliet and The Bird Actors)
HYPERION CDA67545 (2005)

Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments (1931)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)/Neville Dilkes/English Sinfonia (members)
( + Rio Grande and Walton: Symphony No. 2)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 586595-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV GREENSLEEVES ESD 7164) (1976)

Ian Brown (piano)/Lionel Friend/Nash Ensemble
( + Sonata for Piano, 8 Poems of Li-Po and Mr. Bear Squash-you-all-flat)
HYPERION CDA 66754 (1995)

Alessandro De Curtis (piano)/Giuseppe Grazioli/Harmonia Ensemble
( + Bax: Nonet and Rieti: Serenata)
ARTS RED LINE 47326 (1997)

Menahem Pressler (piano)/Theodore Bloomfield/chamber ensemble
( + Berners: piano music)
MGM 3081 (LP) (c.1955)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Rio Grande and Horoscope)
Decca British Music COLLECTION 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)

Gordon Watson (piano)/Sir Charles Groves/Argo Chamber Ensemble
( 8 Poems of Li-Po)
ARGO RG 50 (c. 1956)

Rio Grande for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra (1927)

Jack Gibbons (piano)/Sally Burgess (mezzo)/David Lloyd-Jones/Opera North Chorus/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Summer’s Last Will and Testament and Aubade Héroïque)
HYPERION CDA66565 (1993)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/James Loughran BBC Singers/ BBC Symphony Chorus/ BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Arne: Rule Britannia, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Ibert: Divertissement, Parry: Jerusalem, Sullivan: Pineapple Poll (excerpts) and Auld Lang Syne )
CARLTON BBC Radio Classics 15656 9191-2 (1997)

Kyla Greenbaum (piano)/Gladys Ripley (contralto)/Constant Lambert/BBC Chorus/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + Horoscope and Gordon: The Rake’s Progress, Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert) and Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY CDH 7 63911 2 (1992)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SX1003) (1953)

Christina Ortiz (piano)/ Jean Temperley (mezzo)/ André Previn/ London Madrigal Singers/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments, Elegiac Blues, Elegy and Walton: Symphony No. 2 and Old Sir Faulk)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS CDM 586595-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD2990) (1974)

Sir Hamilton Harty (piano)/Alan Whitehead (alto)/ Constant Lambert/St. Michael’s Singers/Hallé Orchestra (rec. 1930)
( + Horoscope, Liszt: Apparitions (arr. Lambert), Meyerbeer: Les Patineurs (arr. Lambert), Chabrier: Ballabile (arr. Lambert) and Walton: Façade)
LIVING ERA AJC8558 (2005)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORDS SH227) (1976)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Della Jones (mezzo)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Singers/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Concerto for Piano and 9 Instruments and Horoscope)
Decca British Music 4734242 (2002)
(original CD release: ARGO 436118-2) (1992)

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WALTER LEIGH
(1905-1942)

Concertino for Harpsichord or Piano and String Orchestra (1936)

Born in Wimbledon. He studied under E.J. Dent at Cambridge and went for further lessons in Berlin with Paul Hindemith. After turning down a teaching position, he earned a living in the 1930’s by writing for the theater and films, accepting commissions for pantomimes, revues, comic operas and incidental music. He was killed in action during World War II and left only a small body of work both for the theater and concert hall. His other orchestral works have been recorded and there are also a few chamber works, solo piano pieces and songs.

Neville Dilkes (harpsichord and conductor)/English Sinfonia
( + Harty: A John Field Suite, Field: Nocturnes Nos. 1-6, 9, 10, 12, 13 & 17 and Ireland: The Holy Boy)
EMI CDM 5 67431 2 (2001)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 3705) (1972)

Kathleen Long (piano)/Boyd Neel/Boyd Neel String Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 and 24 and Fauré: Ballade)
DUTTON CDBP 9714 (2001)

George Malcolm (harpsichord)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (rec. 1972)
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto and Introit and Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow and Warlock: Capriol Suite)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS BBCRD 9119 (1997)

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)/Nicholas Braithwaite/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Agincourt Overture, Music for String Orchestra, A Midsummer Night's Dream: Suite. The Frogs: Overture and Dance and Jolly Roger Overture).
LYRITA SRCD289 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.126) (1985)

Malcolm Riley (harpsichord and conductor)/Kent Sinfonia
( + Jolly Roger Overture, Squadron 992, The Fairy of the Phone and G. Butterworth: 2 English Idylls and The Banks Of Green Willow)
KENT SINFONIA - CLOVELLY CLCD15106 (2007)

Colin Tilney (harpsichord)/CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + C.P.E. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto, W.F. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto and Beckwith: Circle with Tangents)
CBC SM CD 5168 (1998)

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ALAN PAUL
(1905-1968)

Born in Glasgow. He attended the Royal College of Music where he studied composition with Ralph Vaughan Williams. After working as a freelance pianist and arranger, he joined the BBC as a Staff Composer. His other works include the 12 Preludes for Piano and a Cello Sonata. His Clarinet Concerto was written for Jack Brymer.

Clarinet Concerto (1958)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Woolfenden: Clarinet Concerto, G. Bush: Rhapsody, Horovitz: Concertante for Clarinet, Cruft: Clarinet Concertino, MacDonald: Cuban Rondo and Ridout: Clarinet Concertino)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

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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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ALUN HODDINOTT
(1929-2008)

Born in Bargoed, Wales. Studied at the University College, Cardiff where he later taught and became head of the music department and had private instructions from Arthur Benjamin. He is one of the most prolific modern British composers and he writes in all genres. He has written 10 numbered Symphonies, 4 Sinfoniettas, a Sinfonia for Strings and numerous other entries in his orchestral catalogue.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 19 (1960)

Philip Fowke (piano)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Philharmomic Orchestra
(rec. 1996)
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 (1960)

Martin Jones (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1, Clarinet Concerto, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6606) (1973)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 44 (1966)

Roger Woodward (piano)/Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta No. 2 and Landscapes)
RCA RED SEAL RL 25082 (LP) (1977)

Nocturnes and Cadenzas for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62 (1969)

Moray Welsh (cello)/Sir Charles Groves/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Viola Concertino, Dives and Lazarus and Sinfonia Fidei)
SRCD.332 (1996)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHD 401) (1976)

Concertino for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Opus 14 (1958)

Csaba Erdélyi (viola)/David Atherton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Nocturnes and Cadenzas, Dives and Lazarus and Sinfonia Fidei)
SRCD.332 (1996)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 824) (1982)

Concerto for Clarinet No. 1, Op. 3 (1950)

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Harp Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 5513) (1972)

Concerto for Clarinet No. 2, Op. 128 (1987)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + McCabe: Clarinet Concerto, Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino and Harper: Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

Concerto for Harp, Op. 11 (1957, rev. 1970)

Osian Ellis (harp)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Clarinet Concerto and Overture: Jack Straw)
LYRITA SRCD.330 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 5513) (1972)

Concerto for Horn, Op. 65 (1969)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Sir Andrew Davis/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Searle: Aubade, Banks: Horn Concerto and Maw: Horn Sonata))
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6606) (1973)

Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 127 (1986)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McCabe: Concerto for Orchestra and Gregson: Contrasts)
CLASSICO CLASSCD384 (2002)

The Heaventree of Stars – Poem for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 102 (1980)

Hu Kun (violin)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
( + Doubles, Passagio and Star Children)
NIMBUS NI 5357 (1993)

Doubles – Concertante for Oboe, String Orchestra and Harpsichord, Op. 106 (1982)

David Cowley (oboe)/Rosalie Armstrong (harpsichord)/Tadaaki Otaka/BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
( + Heaventree of Stars, Passagio and Star Children)
NIMBUS NI 5357 (1993)

Concerto Grosso No. 2, Op. 46 (1966)

Arthur Davison/National Youth Orchestra of Wales
( + Welsh Dances: 2nd Suite, Investiture Dances and Mathias: Sinfonietta, Celtic Dances)
PYE BBC RECORDS RRC 22 (LP) (1976)

Noctis Equi - Poem for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 132 (1989)

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Kent Nagano/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Honneger: Cello Concerto and Milhaud: Cello Concerto No. 1)
ELATUS 0927496132 (2006)
(original CD release: ERATO 229 4589 2) (1990)

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KENNETH LEIGHTON
(1929-1988)

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Studied composition at Oxford with Bernard Rose and went for further lessons in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi. He made his musical living as a teacher first with the Royal Marine School of Music and later at Leeds University, Worcester College and Edinburgh University. He composed in most genres and his orchestral output also includes 3 Symphonies, 3 Piano Concertos, Violin Concerto and a Concerto for Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 11 (1951)

Angela Brownridge (piano)/Michael Laus/Malta?Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gipps: Piano Concerto, Theme and Variations and Opalescence)
CAMEO CLASSICS C9046CD (2012)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 57 "Concerto Estivo" (1968)

Howard Shelley (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1)
CHANDOS CHAN 10608 (2010)

Concerto for Cello, Op. 31 (1956)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Bryden Thomson/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 10307 (2005)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8741) (1989)

Concerto for Recorder, Harpsichord and Strings, Op. 88 (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Gardner: Petite Suite, 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)

Concerto for Oboe, Op. 23 (1953)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Gardner: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Lane: 3 Spanish Dances)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

Jinny Shaw (oboe)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Oboe Concerto, Joubert: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Britten: Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio and C. McDowall: The Gentle Dove)
GUILD GMCD 7383 (2013)

Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani, Op. 58

Christopher Rathbone (organ)/Janos Keszei (timpani)/Charles Peebles/Southern Pro Arte
( + M. Berkeley: Uprising and The Romance of the Rose)
HYPERION A66097 (LP) (1984)

John Scott (organ)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Concerto for String Orchestra and Symphony for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 10461 (2008)

 Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 39 (1961)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Organ Concerto and Symphony for Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 10461 (2008)


Veris Gratia (Suite for oboe, cello and strings) Opus 9 (1950)

George Caird (oboe)/Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Finzi: Cello Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 8471) (1986)

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ANDRÉ MATHIEU
(1929-1968)

Born in Montreal, the son of composer Rodolphe Mathieu. He was a child prodigy who achieved great fame as a recitalist. He went to Paris for study with Yves Nat and Jacques de la Presle. After World War II, his education was solidified by additional study with Harold Morris in New York and Arthur Honegger in Paris. As his career as a virtuoso came to an end, he devoted his musical talent to teaching and composing. He wrote a total of 4 Piano Concertos, some chamber works and many pieces for solo piano.

Piano Concerto No. 3 "Symphonie Romantique" and/or "Concerto de Québec" (1947)

Philippe Entremont (piano)/Michel Plasson/Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (rec. 1978)
( + Scènes de Ballet)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9803 (1995)

Alain Lefevre (piano)/Yoav Talmi/Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
( + Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto and Gershwin: Piano Concerto)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9814 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E minor (1950)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/George Hanson/Tuscon Symphony Orchestra
( + Ballet Scenes and Four Songs for Choir and Orchestra)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9281 (2008)

 

Piano Concertino No. 2, Op. 13 (1942) (ed. G. Bellemare)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Matthias Bamert/London Mozart Players
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Orchestra)
ANALEKTA AN 2 9283 (2009)

 

Rhapsodie Romantique for Piano and Orchestra (1958)

Alain Lefèvre (piano)/Matthias Bamert/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
( + Rachmaninoff: Paganini Rhapsody and Hershwin: Rhapsody in Blue)
ANALEKTA AN2 9277 (2006

 

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ROGER MATTON
(1929-1987)

Born in Granby, Quebec. After styudy at the Montral Conservatoire, he had private lessons with Claude Champagne and then went to Paris for further training at the École Normale and then with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. He taught at Laval University and composed for orchestra, chamber groups, piano, organ and voice. Some of his other works for orchestra are a Saxophone Concerto, 4 Mouvements Symponiques and the choreographic suite "L’Horoscope."

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1964)

Victor Bouchard and Renée Morisset (pianos)/Walter Susskind/ Toronto Symphony Orchestra
( + Morawetz: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CAPITOL SW-6123 (LP) (1965)

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PETER SCULTHORPE
(b. 1929)

Born in Launceston, Tasmania. He studie at the University of Melbourne and then went to Oxford where his teachers were Egon Wellesz and Edmund Rubbra. He joined the Faculty of the University of Sydney and also taught in the USA and UK. As one of Australia’s most prominent composers, he has produced a large (more than 350 works thus far) and varied catalogue. His series of 4 works all with the title "Sun Music" are probably his most well known pieces for orchestra. The Piano Concerto is his only large-scale orchestral work in a classical form.

Piano Concerto (1983)

Tamara-Anna Cislowski (piano)/James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Earth Cry)
NAXOS 8.557382 (2004)

Anthony Fogg (piano)/Myer Fredman/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson: 2 Piano Concerto and Edwards: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1074 (non-commercial LP) (1982)

Cello Dreaming (1988)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quamby, Nourlangie and Music for Bali)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7627 (2005)

Nourlangie for Guitar and Orchestra (1989)

Karin Schaupp (guita)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Quamby, Cello Dreaming and Music for Bali)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7627 (2005)

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LAWRENCE ASHMORE
(b. 1930)

He studied composition and double bass at the Royal College of Music. After working as a bassist in the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic, he joined the staff of the BBC as an arranger. He has worke in films and television in this capacity and also did orchestrations for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. His concert music includes orchestrations of works by earlier composers such as Schubert, Mussorgsky and Finzi but also his own Diversions for Cello and Orchestra.

Four Seasons (English Folksongs) for Clarinet and Strings (1989)

Richard Stolzman (clarinet)/Robert Salter/Guildhall String Ensemble
( + Finzi: Clarinet Concerto , 5 Bagatelles and (trad.)Greensleeves)
RCA RED SEAL 60437-2 (1991)

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JOHN CARMICHAEL
(b. 1930)

Born in Melbourne. After initial studies on the piano he attended the Melbourne Conservatorium where his teachers were Margaret Schofield and Raymond Lambert. He then studied composition privately with Dorian Le Gallienne. His piano studies continued at the Paris Conservatoire as did his compositional training in London with Arthur Benjamin and Anthony Milner. He remained in London working as a music critic and musical therapist andbegan composing for the theater and BBC Television. As a composer, his non-theater catalogue is divided between concertos and works for solo piano.

Concerto Folklorico for Piano and String Orchestra (1965)

John Carmichael (piano)/David Measham/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto, Country Fair and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) RO4670) (1977)

John Paul (piano)/Tibor Paul/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Jones: Cantata Zoolgica)
ABC AC1020 (non-commercial LP) (1976)

Trumpet Concerto (1972)

Kevin Johnston (trumpet)/David Measham/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Folklorico, Country Fair and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) RO4670) (1977)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Simon Wright/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Boughton: Trumpet Concerto, Hewitt-Jones: Concerto for Trumpet and Strings and Hamilton: Jazz Trumpet Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL2159 (2006)

Phoenix (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra) (1980)

Sir James Galway (flute)/Louis Frémaux/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Arnold: Flute Concerto No. 1 and 3 Shanties, Corigliano: Pied Piper Fantasy and L. Liebermann: Flute Concerto and Piccolo Concerto)
RCA RED SEAL 09026 63440 2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: RCA (Australia) VRL1 7373) (1980)

A Country Fair (Fêtes Champêtres) for Clarinet and Orchestra (1960, orch. M. Hurst 1989)

Jack Harrison (clarinet)/Richard Mills/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Folklorico, Trumpet Concerto and Brumby:Paean, Festival Overture, Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original release: ABC AC 1050 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1980)

Ian Scott (clarinet)/Barry Wordsworth/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Procter-Gregg: Clarinet Concerto, Lucas: Clarinet Concerto and Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7153 (2005)

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CHRISTOPHER HEADINGTON
(1930-1996)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where Lennox Berkeley was his composition teacher. He had additional composition lessons privately with Benjamin Britten and Witold Lutosławski. His musical career encompassed composing, touring as a pianist, teaching, broadcasting and writing books and record reviews for the Gramophone. His compositional output was of moderate volume and quite varied and included a Symphony, Sinfonietta for Chamber Orchestra and Bassoon Concerto among his unrecorded orchestral works.

Violin Concerto (1959)

Xue Wei (violin)/Jane Glover/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + R.Strauss: Violin Concerto)
ASV CD DCA 780 (1991)

Piano Concerto (1991)

Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + The Healing Foundation and Serenade)
ASV CD DCA 969 (1997)

Serenade for Cello and String Orchestra (1993)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + The Healing Foundation and Piano Concerto)
ASV CD DCA 969 (1997)

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PETER HOPE
(b. 1930)

Born in Stockport, Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music where his were Humphrey Procter-Gregg and Maurice Aitchison. While still in school he composed a Trumpet Concerto that was Broadcast by the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra. He went to work as a copyist and the arranger in the popular music and eventually became one of the finest composers of light orchestral music of his generation seeing continual performances of his works on the BBC. In his later years he turned to more serious though still very accessible compositions such as the works listed below. His best-known orchestral works are Kaleidoscope and the suites "Ring of Kerry" and "Irish Legend."

Concertino for Bassoon (2000)

Graham Salvage (bassoon)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Addison: Bassoon Concertino, Fogg: Bassoon Concertino and Arthur Butterworth: Bassoon Concerto)
ASV WHITE LINE WHL 2132 (2001)

Concerto for Recorder, Harp, Percussion and Strings "Birthday Concerto" (2003)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Gal: Concertino, Ellis: Divertimento Elegiaco, Beck: Flûte-à-Beck and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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GORDON LANGFORD
(b. 1930)

Born in Edgeware, London, original name Gordon Colman. He studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Norman Demuth. He worked as an itinerant pianist until securing a position with BBC as pianist, arranger and composer. Hollywood employed him as an orchestrator for a number of movies. He is mostly known for his arranging and music for brass band but he has also composed for the theater and for orchestra.

A Song for All Seasons - A Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra (1997)

Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concertino, Fanfare and Ceremonial Prelude, Four Movements for String Orchestra, First Suite of Dances, Greenways, Spirit of London, The Hippodrome Waltz and Colour Suite: Pastorale and March)
CHANDOS CHAN 10115 (2003)

Trumpet Concertino (1979)

William Stephenson (piano)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + A Song for All Seasons, Fanfare and Ceremonial Prelude, Four Movements for String Orchestra, First Suite of Dances, Greenways, Spirit of London, The Hippodromee Waltz and Colour Suite: Pastorale and March)
CHANDOS CHAN 10115 (2003)

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DAVID TUNLEY
(b. 1930)

Born in Sydney. He studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium and later had additional training in England at the University of Durham and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Western Australia and remained at that school for the rest of his career eventually becoming head of the music department. His prime musical activities were teaching, musicology and writing. He still managed to compose a modest amount of works in various genres.

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1966)

Jack Harrison (clarinet)/Henry Krips/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Hughes: Fantasia, Sitsky: Apparitions and Penberthy: The Swan of the Bibbulmun)
ABC RRCS-125 (non-commercial LP) (1975)

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CHARLES CAMILLERI
(b. 1931)

Born in Hamrun, Malta. His family moved to Australia but he relocated himself to England and then Canada where he studied composition at the University of Toronto and did some conducting for the CBC before returning to London. He has worked as a pianist and conductor but devotes most of his musical energy to a prolific amount of composing in many different genres. Some of his other orchestral works are a Malta Suite and Concertos for Cello and Flute. He is considered Malta’s national composer.

Piano Concerto No. 1 "Mediterranean" (1948, rev. 1978)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 2 "Maqam" (1967-8)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 3 "Leningrad" (1985)

André de Groote (piano)/Michael Laus/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
TALENT RECORDS DOM 2910 56 (2000)
( original CD release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKPCD 9150) (1994)

Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion (1983)

Kevin Bowyer (organ)/Julian Clayton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, L'Évolution de la Joie and Missa Mundi)
ASV CD DCA 1011 (1997)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (1981)

David Campbell (clarinet)/Julian Clayton/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, L'Évolution de la Joie and Missa Mundi)
ASV CD DCA 1011 (1997)

Concerto for Accordion and Strings (1968)

Joseph Macerollo (accordion)/Gary Kulesha/Composers Orchestra
( + Louie: Refuge, Earth Cycles, Lundqvist: Duell, Symonds: Persuasion and Buczynksi: Fantasy)
CBC MUSICA VIVA MVCD 1096 (1996)

Concertino No. 4 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Jennifer Micallef and Glen Inanga (pianos)/Brian Schembri/ Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1998)
( + Summer Nights in Malta, Malta Suite, Knights of Malta Ballet Suite, 4 Legends, Overture Classique and Intermezzo from the Opera Il-Weghda)
DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS DDV 24126 (2008)

 

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ANTHONY HEDGES
(b. 1931)

Born in Bicester, Oxfordshire. He studied at Oxford and at the Royal Academy of Music. After teaching at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow he joined the staff of the University of Hull and remained there for more than 3 decades. His works encompass both light and serious styles and he has written much music for amateur performance. His orchestral catalogue includes 2 Symphonies (an earlier one and a Sinfonietta have been withdrawn), Sinfonia Concertante, Concertinos for Trumpet, Flute and Bassoon as well as suites and overtures.

Three Miniatures for Recorder, Strings, Harp and Percussion (2004-5)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Hopkins: Suite, Cooke: Divertimento, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Three Miniatures and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
(1931-2003)

Born in Sydney. He studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where Eugene Goossens was his composition teacher. He went to London for further study with Elizabeth Lutyens and Erwin Stein. Besides composing and teaching, he performed as a pianist, organist and conductor and was appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick in 1975. His catalogue is vast and covers all fields from opera to keyboard and organ solos. He wrote 7 Symphonies and his other large orchestral works include a Sinfonietta, a total of 4 Piano Concertos, Symphonic Variations and a Harp Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in A major (1958)

Igor Hmelnitsky (piano)/Nikolai Malko/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
ABC PRX-4716 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1960)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Strings in F sharp minor (1960)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Gwenneth Pryor (piano)/Yuval Zaliouk/English Chamber Orchestra
( + 2 Piano Concerto and Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell)
EMI EMD 5520 (LP) (1975)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major (1962)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Malcolm Williamson (piano)/Leonard Dommett/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto and Sonata for 2 Pianos)
LYRITA SRCD.280 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.79) (1975)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in D major (1994)

Piers Lane (piano)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 2 Piano Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Concerto for Two Pianos and Strings in A minor (1972)

Piers Lane and Howard Shelley (pianos)/Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Sinfonia Concertante)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

Gwenneth Pryor and Malcolm Williamson (pianos)/Yuval Zaliouk/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell)
EMI EMD 5520 (LP) (1975)

Malcolm Williamson and Simon Campion (pianos)/Barry Tuckwell /Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Sculthorpe: Piano Concerto and Edwards: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1079 (non-commercial LP) (c. 1972)

Violin Concerto (1965)

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Berkeley: Violin Concerto)
HMV ASD 2759 (LP) (1972)

Ronald Thomas (violin)/ Thomas Mayer/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Ahern: After Mallarmé and Meale: Very High Kings)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) S4930 (c. 1970)

Organ Concerto (1961)

Malcolm Williamson (organ)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Sonata for 2 Pianos)
LYRITA SRCD.280 (2007)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.79) (1975)

Concerto Grosso (1965)

Rumon Gamba/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Santiago de Espada Overtute and Our Man in Havana: Suite)
CHANDOS CHAN 10359 (2006)

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1962)

Martin Jones (piano)/Sir Charles Groves/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Santiago de Espada Overture and Piano Sonata No. 2)
LYRITA SRCD.281 (2007)
(original LP release: HMV SLS 5085 {2 LPs}) (1978)

Piers Lane (piano)/Yoram Levy, Mark Bain and Martin Phillipson (trumpets) Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 and 2 Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA 68011-2 (2 CDs) (2014)

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ALEXANDER GOEHR
(b. 1932)

Born in Berlin, the son of the conductor Walter Goehr. The Goehrs emigrated to England in 1933. Alexander later studied composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Richard Hall and with Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod in Paris. He held teaching positions in the UK (Morely College) and America (Yale) and was also on the staff of the BBC. He has composed prolifically in a wide range of genres and his orchestral catalogue includes these additional major works: Symphony in One Movement, Little Symphony, Sinfonia for Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia with Chaconne and Konzertstück for Piano and Small Orchestra.

Piano Concerto, Op. 33 (1971-2)

Peter Serkin (piano)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Symphony in One Movement)
NMC D023 (1995)

Violin Concerto, Op. 13 (1962)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hamilton: Sinfonia and Violin Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 5861892 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2810) (1973)

Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24 (1968)

Moray Welsh (cello/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Metamorphosis/Dance, Behold the Sun, A Musical Offering, Lyric Pieces and Sinfonia)
NMC 095 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9017) (1983)

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HUGH WOOD
(b. 1932)

Born in Parbold, Lancashire. He studied in London with William Lloyd Webber, Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton and Mátyas Seiber. He has had a distinguished teaching career including positions at Morley College, the Royal Academy of Music, the University of Glasgow and Cambridge. His catalogue encompasses works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voices. His other major works for orchestra are a Symphony and a Chamber Concerto.

Piano Concerto, Op. 31 (1991)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)/Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Birtwistle: Antiphonies, L. Harrison: Piano Concerto and Clocks)
WARNER CLASSICS SOUND CIRCUS 2564 671990 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 20007-2 (1993)

Violin Concerto, Op. 17 (1972)

Manoug Parikian (violin)/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
NMC D082 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 363) (1979)

Cello Concerto, Op. 12 (1969)

Moray Welsh (cello)/David Atherton/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NMC D082 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 363) (1979)

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COLIN BRUMBY
(b. 1933)

Born in Melbourne. He studied at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. He had further compositional training with Philip Jarnach in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Alexander Goehr in London and Franco Evangelisti in Rome. He became music director of several major Australian orchestras and taught at the University of Queensland. He composed prolifically in most genres. His other works for orchestra include 2 Symphonies, Violin Concerto No. 1 and Concertos for Viola, , Organ, Guitar, Oboe, Horn and Trumpet.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1984)

Wendy Pomroy (piano)/Patrick Thomas/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1,Three Baroque Angels, Gross: Frivolous Playtime, Allworth: Sunset over Monash Park N.S.W)
Jade Records JAD CD 1082 (1999)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Jan Sedivka (violin), Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Werner Andreas Albert
( + Clarinet Concerto, South Bank Overture, Allworth: Afternoon Light, Bartlett: The Andersen Rhumba, Spiers: ZYJ for Trumpet and Gross: Rondino Pastorale)
Jade Records JAD CD 1042 (1993)

Flute Concerto (1975)

Vernon Hill (flute)/Hiroyuki Iwaki/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1982)
( + Bassoon Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Clarinet Concerto (1988)

Paul Dean (clarinet)/Wilfred Lehmann/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1989)
( + Bassoon Concerto, Flute Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Bassoon Concerto (1982)

Paul Blackman (bassoon)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
(rec. 1982)
( + Clarinet Concerto, Flute Concerto, Gross: Moonscape, Holland:Nocturne and Allworth: Afternoon in Maroochydore).
Jade Records JAD CD 1062 (1996)

Scena for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (1988)

Barry Davis (cor anglais)/Richard Mills/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Paean, Festival Overture, Carmichael: Concerto Folklorica, Trumpet Concerto, Country Fair, Evans: Idyll, Dreyfus: Rush, Hyde: Happy Occasion, Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy, Glanville-Hicks: 3 Gymnopedies, Hamner: Blue Hills Rhapsody and Hurst: Swagman's Promenade)
ABC CLASSICS 442374-2 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 426424-1) (1989)

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DAVID ELLIS
(b. 1933)

Born in Liverpool. He studied at the Liverpool Instutute and then at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He worked for the BBC as a producer and eventually became head of BBC North. His compositions cover various genres and a number of his works have gotten frequent performances and broadcasts and some have received awards. His major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, Sinfonietta, Piano Concerto (1962), Violin Concerto (1958-60) and Cello Concerto (1977).

Divertimento Elegiaco for Recorder, String Orchestra, Harp and Marimba, Op. 54a (2003)

John Turner (recorder)/ Eira Lynn Jones (harp)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Hope: Birthday Concerto, Gal: Concertino, Beck: Flûte-à-Beck and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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DAVID ROBERT MORGAN
(1933-1988)

Born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where his teachers included Alan Bush for composition and Leighton Lucas for orchestration. At the Academy he became the first student to have a concert devoted exclusively to his own works. His Violin Concerto was successfully premiered in Prague and this led to further performances back home. His other major works for orchestra include a Sinfonia da Requiem, Cello Concerto and Clarinet Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1965-6)

Erich Gruenberg (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Fricker: Violin Concerto and Banks: Violin Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.276 (2008)
(original LP release: LYRITA SRCS.97) (1978)

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SIR HARRISON BIRTWISTLE
(b. 1934)

Born in Accrington, Lancashire. He studied composition with Richard Hall at the Royal Manchester College of music and the clarinet at that school with Frederick Thurston and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Reginald Kell, He had various teaching posts and musical directorships in both the UK and USA. He is one of the acknowledged leaders of British avant-garde music. His compositional catalogue is enormous and ranges from operas to works for solo instruments. He does not write symphonies or concertos but his works for orchestra number several dozens.

Antiphonies for Piano and Orchestra (1992)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)/Michael Gielen/Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Imaginary Landscape and Nomos)
COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1414 (1994)

Melencolia I for Clarinet, Harp and Two String Orchestras (1976)

Antony Pay (clarinet)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Ritual Fragment and Meridia)
NMC D009 (1993)

Endless Parade for Trumpet, Strings and Vibraphone (1986-7)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Watkins: Trumpet Concerto and Maxwell Davies: Trumpet Concerto)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

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SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES
(b. 1934)

Born in Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music, in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi and at Princeton University with Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt and Earl Kim. He founded several organizations for the purpose of performing contemporary music, organized music festivals, conducted and taught. He was appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick in 2004. He is one of the most prolific of contemporary composers with hundreds of works from operas to chamber music in his catalogue. In addition to the works listed below, he has written 8 Symphonies, Sinfonia, Sinfonia Concertante, Sinfonia Accademica and various other works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1997)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Worldes Blis)
NAXOS 8.572698 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1520-2) (1998)

Violin Concerto (1985)

Isaac Stern (violin)/André Previn/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dutilleux: L’Arbre des Songes)
CBS MK 42449 (1988)

Piccolo Concerto (1997)

Stewart McIlwham (piccolo)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto, Maxwell's Reel with Northern Lights and Klee Pictures)
NAXOS 8.572363 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1520-2) (1988)

Trumpet Concerto (1988)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Watkins: Trumpet Concerto and Birtwistle: Endless Parade)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piccolo Concerto, Maxwell's Reel with Northern Lights and Klee Pictures)
NAXOS 8.572363 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1181-2) (1993)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 1 for Oboe and Orchestra (1987)

Robin Miller (oboe)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 2)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKCP 9085 (1989)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra (1988)

Vittorio Ceccanti and Bruno Canino (cellos)/ / Peter Maxwell Davies/Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
( + Cello Sonata and Little Tune for Vittorio in Meremma)
NAXOS 8.573017 (2013)

William Conway (cello)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 1)
UNICORN-KANCHANA DKCP 9085 (1989)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 3 for Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra (1989)

Robert Cook (horn)/Peter Franks (trumpet)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 4)
NAXOS 8.572353 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1239-2) (1992)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 4 for Clarinet and Orchestra (1990)

Lewis Morrison (clarinet)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 3)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1303-2 (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 5 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra (1991)

James Clark (violin)/Catherine Marwood (viola)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 6)
NAXOS 8.572353 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1239-2) (1992)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 6 for Flute and Orchestra (1991)

David Nicholson (flute)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 5)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1303-2 (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 for Double Bass and Orchestra (1992)

Duncan McTier (double bass)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 8 and A Spell for Green Corn)
NAXOS 8.572355 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2) (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 8 for Bassoon and Orchestra (1993)

Ursula Levaux (bassoon)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 and A Spell for Green Corn)
NAXOS 8.572355 (2013)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2) (1994)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 9 for Six Woodwind Instruments and String Orchestra (1994)

Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 10 and Carolisima)
NAXOS 8.572356 (2014)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1459-2 (1997)

Strathclyde Concerto No. 10 for Chamber Orchestra (1995)

Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 9 and Carolisima)
NAXOS 8.572356 (2014)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1459-2 (1997)

Sinfonia Concertante for Wind Quintet and Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Robin Miller (oboe)/Robert Cook (horn)/Gareth Newman (bassoon)/ Lewis Morrison (clarinet)/ David Nicholson (flute)/Tristan Fry (percussion)/Sir Peter Maxwell Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Sinfonia)
REGIS RRC 1148 (2006)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9058) (1987)

A Spell for Green Corn: The MacDonald Dances for Violin and Orchestra (1993)

James Clark (violin)/Sir Peter Maxwell/Davies/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 and 8)
COLLINS CLASSICS 1396-2 (1994)

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PETER DICKINSON
(b. 1934)

Born in Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. After attending Cambridge, he studied composition in New York with Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School of Music. He had a distinguished academic career including positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Keele and London. He was an accompanist to his sister Meriel, a mezzo-soprano for whom he also wrote music. His large catalogue consists of orchestral, chamber, choral (both sacred and secular), vocal and instrumental music. For orchestra he also wrote a Violin Concerto and a Concerto for Strings, Percussion and Electronic Organ.

Piano Concerto (1978-84)

Howard Shelley (piano)/David Atherton/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Organ Concerto and Outcry)
ALBANY TROY 369 (1999)
(original LP release: EMI EL 27 0439 1) (1986)

Organ Concerto (1971)

Jennifer Bate (organ)/David Atherton/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Outcry)
ALBANY TROY 369 (1999)
(original LP release: EMI EL 27 0439 1) (1986)

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WILLIAM MATHIAS
(1934-1992)

Born in Whitland, Wales. He studied with Ian Parrott at the University College of Wales and at the Royal Academy of Music with Lennox Berkeley for composition. He then taught at the University College of North Wales. His musical output was enormous and ranged from opera to solo instrumental pieces. His other major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Organ, Violin, Harpsichord and Oboe.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 2 (1955)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos No. 2 and Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra)
SOMM SOMM246 (2011)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 13 (1960)

Mark Bebbington (piano)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos No. 1 and Vaughan Williams: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra)
SOMM SOMM246 (2011)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 40 (1968)

Peter Katin (piano)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 3 and Harp Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6513) (1971)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 68 (1975)

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)/David Atherton/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Harp Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 282) (1977)

Harp Concerto, Op. 50 (1970)

Osian Ellis (harp)/David Atherton/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Clarinet Concerto)
LYRITA SRCD.325 (1995)
(original LP release: L’OISEAU- LYRE SOL 346) (1973)

Ann Hobson Pilot (harp)/Isaiah Jackson/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Ginastera: Harp Concerto)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 37261-2 (1994)

Concerto for Horn, Strings and Timpani, Op 93 (1984)

David Pyatt (horn)/Anthony Hose/Welsh Chamber Orchestra
( + Intrada, Songs of William Blake, Threnos, Hobed o Hilion and Remembrance of Home)
METRONOME METCD 1066 (2004)

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ALAN RIDOUT
(1934-1996)

Born in West Wickham, Kent. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London with Herbert Howells and Gordon Jacob, and later had private lessons with Michael Tippett, and Peter Racine Fricker. In Holland, he had additional instruction from Henk Badings. A long academic career included positions at the Royal College of Music, the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge and London and at The King's School, Canterbury. His compositions cover most genres and his orchestral catalogue includes 3 Symphonies and Concertinos for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and Double Bass.

Concerto No. 1 for Cello, Strings and Percussion
(1984)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concertos No 2 and No. 3 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Voices (1994)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/Laudibus (chorus)
( + Cello Concertos No 1 and No. 3 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concerto No. 3 for Solo Cello and 8 Cellos (1995)

Gérard Leclerc (cello)/Stephen Barlow/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concertos No 1 and No. 2 and the Emperor and the Bird of Paradise)
BLACK BOX CD BBM1037 (2003)

Concertino for Clarinet and Strings (1978)

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 G. Bush: Rhapsody)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

Concertante Music (1967)

Alan Ridout/Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathias: Sinfonietta, Arnold: Divertimento and Tippett: Suite in D)
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GSGC 14103 (LP) (1968)

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LARRY SITSKY
(b. 1934)

Born in Tientsin, China to Russian-born parents. His family came to Australia in 1952 and he studied composition at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music with Raymond Hanson. He held teaching positions at the Queensland State Conservatorium of Music and the Canberra School of Music. He compsed operas and works for orchestra, chamber ensembles and voice. His other orchestral works include Concertos for Cello, Clarinet, Guitar, Trombone and a Concerto for Orchestra based on Busoni’s "Fantasia Contrappuntistica."

Piano Concerto "Twenty-Two Paths of the Tarot" (1991)

Roger Woodward (piano)/David Porcelijn/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
ABC CLASSICS 465 688-2 (1997)

Concerto (No. 1) for Violin, Orchestra and Female Voices "Mysterium Cosmographicum" (1971)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Vanco Cavdarski/Tasmanian Opera Company Chorus and The Lyric Singers/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: CUSTOM RECORDS LP 39) (c. 1975)

Violin Concerto No. 2 "Gurdjieff" (1983)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Omri Hadari/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: MOVE RECORDS MD 3084) (1989)

Violin Concerto No. 3 "I Ching: The Eight Trigrams" (1987)

Jan Sedivka (violin)/Christopher Lyndon Gee/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1992)
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
ABC CLASSICS 476 5252 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original CD release: TALL POPPIES RECORDS TP124) (1998)

Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra (1971)

New Sydney Woodwind Quintet/Sir Charles Mackerras/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for 2 Solo Pianos)
WORLD RECORD CLUB (Australia) R 04694 (LP) (1977)

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NIGEL BUTTERLEY
(b. 1935)

Born in Sydney. He studied composition with Raymond Hanson at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and also with Priaulx Rainer in London. As a pianist he championed the cause of contemporary music and also worked for the music department of the Australian Broadcasting Commission and taught at the Newcastle Conservatorium and the Sydney Conservatorium. He has written dramatic, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Among his other works for orchestra are a Symphony and Explorations for Piano and Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (1967-70, rev. 1975)

Leonard Dommett (violin)/Wilfred Lehmann/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Hanson: Violin Concerto)
ABC AC 1048 (non-commercial LP) (c.1978)

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NICHOLAS MAW
(1935-2009)

Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where Lennox Berkeley was his composition teacher and he went to Paris for further study with Nadia Boulanger and Max Deutsch. His academic career included appointments at the Royal Academy and the Trinity School of Music as well as at other schools in both the UK and USA. His extensive catalogue includes operas as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. Some of his other major works for orchestra are Sinfonia for Small Orchestra, Odyssey and the recently premiered Cor Anglais Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1993)

Joshua Bell (violin)/ Sir Roger Norrington/London Philharmonic Orchestra
SONY SK 62856 (1999)

Little Concert for Oboe and Small Orchestra (1988)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Nicholas Cleobury/Britten Sinfonia
( + Hymnus and Shahnama)
ASV CD DCA 1070 (1999)

Sonata for String Orchestra and Two Horns (1967)

Alan Civil and Ian Harper (horns)/Norman Del Mar/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Hoddinott: Horn Concerto, Banks: Horn Concerto and Searle: Aubade)
LYRITA SRCD.335 (2008)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 676) (1971)

 

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CHRISTOPHER BALL
(b. 1936)

Born in Leeds. His initial musical education centered around the clarinet and he studied this instrument at the Royal Manchester College of Music and then at the Royal Academy of Music where he also took up conducting. He then began a conducting career in Canada and then with the Royal Ballet and this was followed by work at the BBC as an arranger and orchestrator and as a soloist on the recorder. His serious original compositions are all of recent vintage having written lighter material in his BBC days.

Violin Concerto (2008)

Thomas Gould (violin)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + From The Hebrides and 5 Bagatelles)
OMNIBUS CLASSICS CC5003 (2009)

Cello Concerto No. 1

Stjepan Hauser (cello)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Song Without Words, Roundelay, Close of the Day and Folksong Arrangements : Scarborough Fair / The Star of the County Down / Brigg Fair / Bonnie Dundee / The Water Is Wide)
MUSICAL CONCEPTS MC142 (2011)

Oboe Concerto (1995-5)

Paul Arden-Taylor (oboe)/Chrstopher Ball/Adderbury Ensemble
( + Recorder Concerto, Comedy for Wind Quintet: Strings Scenes, Pagan Piper and Pan Overheard)
PAVANE ADW 7404 (1999)

Recorder Concerto "The Piper of Dreams" (1994)

Paul Arden-Taylor (recorder)/Chrstopher Ball/Adderbury Ensemble
( + Oboe Concerto, Comedy for Wind Quintet: Strings Scenes, Pagan Piper and Pan Overheard)
PAVANE ADW 7404) (1999)

Concerto for Clarinet and Strings (2006)

Leslie Craven (clarinet)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Four Dances and Irish Suite)
QUANTUM QM 7040 (2006)

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2006)

Adam Walker (flute)/Christopher Ball/Emerald Concert Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Four Dances and Irish Suite)
QUANTUM QM 7040 (2006)

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SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
(1936-2012)

Born in Broadstairs, Kent. He studied with Howard Ferguson and Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academyof Music and in Paris with Pierre Boulez. He taught at the Royal Academy but then devoted himself primarily to composing and performing as a jazz pianist. He wrote a large amount of music in a multitude of genres and has had great success in writing film scores. His major orchestral works also include 3 Symphonies, Sinfonietta, Concerto for Orchestra and Concertos for Viola, Double Bass, Horn, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Marimba and Harpsichord.

Piano Concerto No.1 (1968)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)/Sir Alexander Gibson/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Five Studies for Piano, Capriccio for Piano Duet and Commedia)
LYRITA SRCD.275 (2007)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 301) (1972)

Violin Concerto (1976)

Vadim Gluzman (violin)/James De Preist/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Diversions)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC 7341 (1995)

Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (1970)

Julian Bream (guitar)/David Atherton/Melos Ensemble
( + Arnold: Guitar Concerto and Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez)
RCA 09026 61598-2 (1999)
(original LP release: RCA SB 6876) (1973)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Strings (1988)

John Harle (saxophone)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Debussy: Rhapsody, Ibert: Concertino da Camera, Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto, Villa-Lobos: Fantasia and Heath: Out of the Cool)
EMI ENCORE 586649 2 (2005)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 7 54301 2) (1991)

Concerto for Soprano Saxophone "For Stan Getz" (1990)

John Harle (saxophone)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto and Myers: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone)
DECCA 443529 (1995)

Concerto for Solo Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (1989-90)

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)/Paul Daniel /Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Milhaud: Percussion Concerto, Miyoshi: Marimba Concerto and Rosauro: Marimba Concerto)
RCA RED SEAL 61277  (1992)

Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra (1993)

Martin Winter (trumpet)/Timothy Reynish/Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Four Seasons and Morning Music)
DOYEN DOYCD037 (1994)

Elegy for Viola and Orchestra (from the film "Lady Caroline Lamb") (1972)

Philip Dukes (viola)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + excerpts from film scores for Far From the Madding Crowd, Tender is the Night, Murder on the Orient Express, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Enchanted April)
CHANDOS CHAN 9867 (2001)

Peter Mark (viola/Marcus Dods/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + suites from the film scores for Lady Caroline Lamb and Murder on the Orient Express)
EMI British Composers 5861882 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV CSD 3728) (1972)

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DAVID BLAKE
(b. 1936)

Born in London. He studied music at Cambridge where his teachers included Patrick Hadley and Raymond Leppard and then with Hanns Eisler at the Deutsche Akademie der Künste in East Berlin. He taught and later became head of the music department at the University of York. He has composed in most genres including operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. In addition to the Violin Concerto, his major works for orchestra are a Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphoses, a 2nd Violin Concerto and a Cello Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1976)

Iona Brown (violin)/Norman Del Mar/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + In Praise of Krishna)
NMC ANCORA D129 (2006)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 922 (1981)

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MALCOLM FORSYTH
(b. 1936)

Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He studied at the University of Cape Town where his teachers included Mátyás Seiber, Erik Chisholm, Gideon Fagan and Stefans Grové. Later on he had additional composition lessons with Ronald Stevenson in London. He emigrated to Canada in 1968 was a trombonist in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and joined the staff of the University of Alberta. He had begun his careers as trombonist and composer in South Africa but started composing more productively in Canada. His catalogue is mostly for orchestra and chamber groups and his other major orchestral works include 3 Symphonies, Sketches from Natal and Concertos for Cello ("Electra Rising"), Saxophone ("Tre Vie"), Accordion and 3 Concerti Grossi.

Piano Concerto (1973-5)

Jane Coop (piano)/Mario Bernardi/Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 and Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1)
CBC SMCD 5124 (1993)

Trumpet Concerto (1993)

James Thompson (trumpet)/Raffi Armenian/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
( + Nimmons: Trumpet Concerto and Hétu: Trumpet Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5130 (1993)

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PATRICK GOWERS
(b. 1936)

Born in London. He studied and taught at Cambridge. A very successful composer for the movies and television, he has also composed concert music notably two concertos, a serenade, a rhapsody and a suite "The Death of Loma" all for guitar and orchestra. Other compositions include the choral "Veni, Creator Spiritus" and pieces for solo organ. He also conducts jazz orchestras and has been the jazz critic for the Financial Times.

Chamber Concerto for Guitar

John Williams (guitar)/Godfrey Salmon/chamber ensemble
( + Scarlatti: 6 Sonatas)
CBS M 72979 (LP) (1972)

Suite for Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra

José-Luis Garcia (violin)/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Gowers: Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Doyle: Thistle and the Rose, J. Strauss II: Albion Polka, etc.)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 54164-2 (1990)

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DEREK HEALEY
(b. 1936)

Born in Wargrave, Berkshire. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Herbert Howells and had further lessons in Italy with Goffredo Petrassi, Bruno Porena and Luciano Berio. He went to Canada and taught at the Universities of Victoria, Toronto, Waterloo and before moving on to the USA. He has composed in practically every genre with his orchestral catalogue containing 3 Symphonies, Arctic Images (his most popular work) and a Triple Concerto for Flute, Piano and Synthesizer.

Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani (1960)

Derek Healey (organ)/John Avison/CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra
( + Adaskin: Bassoon Concerto, Willan: Overture to an Unwritten Comedy and Mather: Music for Vancouver)
CBC BR SM 143 (LP) (1970)

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MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER
(b. 1937)

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida. After moving to Canada in 1958, he studied at the London (Ontario) College of Music and then with Jean Coulthard and Elliot Weisgarber at the University of British Columbia. He had further lessons with Lennox Berkeley in London. He became a teacher at the University of British Columbia and has composed prolifically in various genres including over 200 scores for films, television and videos. Among his many concert works for orchestra are 2 Symphonies, Concertos for Harp and Clarinet, Pacific Suite and Vancouver Variations for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra.

Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1975)

Robert Silverman (piano)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Counterplay, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1974)

Maria Piccinini (flute)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Counterplay, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

Concerto for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra "Summit Concerto" (1994)

David Hickman (trumpet)/Timothy Russell/Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
( + Flight of Aphrodite and Through the Lion’s Gate)
SUMMIT RECORDS SMT 182 (1995)

Counterplay for Viola and String Orchestra (1971)

Steven Dann (viola)/Kazuyoshi Akiyama CBC Vancouver Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Piano Concerto, Planet for the Taking: Suite, 4 Songs for Ann and Fanfare for EXPO ’86)
CBC SMCD 5107 (1991)

The Flight of Aphrodite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1993)

Michael Davis (violin)/Timothy Russell/Pro Musica hamber Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto and Through the Lion’s Gate)
SUMMIT RECORDS SMT 182 (1995)

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DAVID BEDFORD
(b. 1937)

Born in London. He studied at the Trinity College of Music and then with Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academy of Music. He had additional studies with Luigi Nono in Rome. He taught at Queen’s College in London. He has composed in many genres and styles and has written much music for educational purposes. He has also composed 2 numbered Symphonies, a Symphony for 12 Musicians and a Trumpet Concerto.

Recorder Concerto (1994)

Piers Adams (recorder)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Alleluia Timpanis and Twelve Hours of Sunset)
NMC D049 (1998)

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GORDON CROSSE
(b.1937)

Born in Bury, Lancashire. He studied music history with Egon Wellesz at Oxford and composition with Goffredo Petrassi at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He held various teaching and composer-in-residence positions at the Universities of Birmingham, Essex and Cambridge. The Symphony No. 1 was originally written in 1965 as a Sinfonia Concertante. His other major orchestral works include Symphony No. 2 (1975), two Violin Concertos, a Cello Concerto and a Concerto for Chamber Orchestra.

Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra with French Horn

Matthew Jones (viola)/Timothy Jackson (horn)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Brief Encounter, Fantasia, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)

Cello Concerto (1979)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Memories of Morning: Night and Some Members of a Ground)
NMC D058 (1999)

Water Music for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982-8)

John Turner (recorder)/Louise Thomson (harp)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Reizenstein: Partita, Cooke: Divertimento, Hopkins: Suite, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures and Pehkonen: Concerto Over the Water)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

Ariadne – Concertante for Solo Oboe and Twelve Players, Op. 31 (1972)

Sarah Francis (oboe)/Michael Lankester/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Changes)
LYRITA SRCD.259 (2007)
(original LP release: ARGO ZRG 842) (1976)

Brief Encounter for Oboe d'Amore, Recorder and Strings Orchestra (2012)

Richard Simpson (oboe d'amore)/John Turner (recorder)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Viola, Fantasia, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)


Fantasia on "Ca' the Yowes" for Recorder, Harp and Strings Orchestra

John Turner (recorder)/Timothy Reynish/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Concerto for Viola, Brief Encounter, Manduell: Flutes Concerto and Double Concerto)
METIER MSV77201 (2013)

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JOHN OGDON
(1937- 1989)

Born in Manchester. He studied at the Royal Manchester of Music and then had further training with Egon Wellesz, Denis Matthews, Myra Hess and Ilona Kabos. His career as a brilliant pianist began while he was still a student and he specialized in performing modern and formidable works. He taught at the University of Indiana’s School of Music in Bloomington. He composed steadily and produced over 200 works mostly for piano. He wrote a 2nd Piano Concerto and several large-scale works for orchestra and a Symphony was in the planning stages at the time of his death.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1968)

John Ogdon (piano)/Lawrence Foster/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata, Theme and Variations and Piano Concertos by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Glazunov and other works by Franck, Liszt, Litolff and Fauré)
EMI 392747-2 (4 CDs) (2007)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2709) (1971)

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GUY WOOLFENDEN
(b. 1937)

Born in Ipswich. His higher musical education was at Cambridge and at the Guildhall School of Music. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and was its music director for 36 years. He produced numerous scores for theater productions in England and abroad but also independent works for orchestra, wind bands and chamber ensembles.

Clarinet Concerto (1985, rev. 2002)
( + Paul: Clarinet Concerto, G. Bush: Rhapsody, Horovitz: Concertante for Clarinet, Cruft: Clarinet Concertino, MacDonald: Cuban Rondo and Ridout: Clarinet Concertino)
WHITELINE CDWHL 2141 (2003)

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HOWARD BLAKE
(b. 1938)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Howard Ferguson and Harold Craxton. He is an extremely prolific composer (584 opus numbers as of May 2007) who has divided his time between music for movies and televison and music for the concert hall. His work for the media has brought him great fame. His other major orchestral works are a Symphony in One Movement, Sinfonietta for Brass and a Concerto for Oboe.

Piano Concerto, 0p.412 (1991)

Howard Blake (piano)/Sir David Willcocks/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Diversions and Toccata)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697376972 (2008)
(original CD release: SONY CD HB3 23) (1991)

Violin Concerto, Op. 441 "The Leeds" (1992)

Christiane Edinger (violin)/Paul Daniel/Northern Phulharmonia
( + Sinfonietta and A Month in the Country: Suite)
ASV CD DCA905 (1994)

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 493a (1996)

Jaime Martin (flute)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Clarinet Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 329a (1984)

Dame Thea King (clarinet)/Andrew Litton/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Seiber: Clarinet Concertino and Lutosławski: 5 Dance Preludes)
HYPERION CDH55068 (2002)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66215) (1987)

Andrew Marriner (clarinet)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Flute Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)


Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra, Op. 607 (2009)

Gustavo Nuñez (bassoon)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
(+ Clarinet Concerto, Flute Concerto and Serenade for Wind Octet)
PENTATONE PTC 5186506 (2013)

Diversions for Cello and Orchestra, Op.337 (1984)

Robert Cohen (cello)/Howard Blake/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Toccata)
SONY CLASSICAL 88697376972 (2008)
(original CD release: SONY CD HB3 23) (1991)

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JACQUES HÉTU
(b. 1938)

Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. He first studied music at the University of Ottawa and then at the Quebec Conservatory of Music at Montreal with Clermont Pépin, Isabelle Delorme and Jean-Papineau Couture. He had further lessons with Lukas Foss at the Music Center and in Paris with Henri Dutilleux and Olivier Messiaen. He taught at several schools in the Montreal area and became director of the music department at the University of Quebec at Montreal. His catalogue comprises orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other major orchestral works are 3 Symphonies and Symphonie Concertante for Wind Quintet and Strings, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Chamber Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 (1969)

Irma Vallecillo (piano)/ Pierre Hétu/Louisville Orchestra
( + Healey: Arctic Images)
LOUISVILLE LS 769 (LP) (1976)

Robert Silverman (piano)/Boris Brott/Orchester der Beethovenhalle-Bonn
( + Symonds: Impulse, Kenins: Beatae Voces Tenebrae, Weinzweig:Dummiyah and Tremblay: Jeux de Solstices)
RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL RCI 477 (2 LPs) (1977)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 64 (2000)

André Laplante (piano)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Flute Concerto, Op. 51 (1991)

Robert Cram (flute)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto, Op. 37 (1987)

Joaquin Valdepeñas (clarinet)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Flute Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Bassoon Concerto, Op. 31 (1979)

Christopher Millard (bassoon)/Mario Bernardi/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Clarinet Concerto and Bassoon Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5228 (2003)

Trumpet Concerto, Op. 43 (1988)

James Thompson (trumpet)/Raffi Armenian/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
( + Nimmons: Trumpet Concerto and Forsyth: Trumpet Concerto)
CBC SMCD 5130 (1993)

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DAVID LYON
(b. 1938)

Born in Walsall. West Midlands. He studied at the Birmingham School of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music with John Gardner and finished his musical education at the University of Bristol. He performs as a jazz pianist. His compositional catalogue is divided between serious and lighter music and he has written for the theater. His orchestral works include a Piano Concerto in One Movement, Concerto for Chamber Orchestra and Variations for Orchestra.

Concerto for Horn and Strings

Michael Thompson (horn)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Fantasia on a Nursery Song, Farnham Suite, Country Lanes, Fairytale Suite, Overture to a Comic Opera, Waltz and Ballet for Orchestra)
MARCO POLO 8.225039 (1999)

Concertino for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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VICTOR DAVIES
(b. 1939)

Born in Winnipeg. He studied at the Universities of Manitoba and Indiana and had conducting lessons with Pierre Boulez. He has pursued a musical career as pianist, conductor and composer. His large compositional catalogue is wide-ranging covering many genres and styles from religious choral works to rock operas. His orchestral output includes 2 Symphonies, Jazz Concertos for Piano and Organ and a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto No. 1 "The Mennonite Piano Concerto" (1975)

Irmgard Baerg (piano)/Boris Brott/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Good Times Suite)
CAMPION RECORDS RRCD1304 (1989)
(original LP release: DUECK FILM PRODUCTIONS PSC 101) (1983)

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JONATHAN HARVEY
(1939-2012)

Born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. He studied at Cambridge and privately with Erwin Stein and Hans Keller. He also took courses in Darmstadt, Germany and with Milton Babbitt at Princeton. He taught at the Universities of Southampton and Sussex as well as at Stanford University in America. He composed prolifically and his catalogue covers operas and works for orchestra, chamber groups and voices. For orchestra he has also written a Symphony, the symphonic poem "Persephone Dream" and a Percussion Concerto.

Cello Concerto (1990)

Frances Uitti (cello)/Jose Ramon Encinar/Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
( + Curve with Plateaux, Ricercare una Melodia, 3 Sketches and Philia’s Dream)
ETCETERA RECORDS 1148 (1995)


Bird Concerto with Pianosong (2001)

Hidéki Nagano (piano)/David Atherton, conductor/London Sinfonietta
( + Ricercare una melodia for oboe, Ricercare una melodia for cello and Other Presences)
NMC NMCD177 (2011)

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JOHN McCABE
(b. 1939)

Born in Huyton, Liverpool. He studied composition at the University of Manchester with Humphrey Proctor- Gregg and at Royal Manchester College of Music with Thomas Pitfield. He had further training at the Munich Academy of Music as well as private lessons with Harald Genzmer. He has had a multi-faceted career as composer, pianist and teacher. His catalogue is extensive and includes works for the theatre, orchestral and chamber music. His other large-scale orchestral works include 4 Symphonies, Symphony "Edward II" (1998. from ballet of the same name), The Chagall Windows, 2 Violin Concertos, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Concertos for Flute, Oboe and Oboe d’Amore.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1966)

John McCabe (piano)/Christopher Austin/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Arthur Pendragon: Suite No. 1 and Pilgrim)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7179 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1970)

Masashi Honma (piano)/Donatas Katkus/St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
( + Concertante Variations, Six-Minute Symphony and Sonata on a Motet)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7133 (2004)

Concerto Funèbre for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (1962)

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Holst: Lyric Movement, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Matthews: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Clarinet Concerto (1977)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Harper: Clarinet Concerto, Hoddinott: Clarinet Concerto No 2 and Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino No. 2)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

Flute Concerto (1989-90)

Emily Beynon (flute)/Vernon Handley/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
HYPERION CDA67089 (1999)


Oboe Concerto (1994)

Jinny Shaw (oboe)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Joubert: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Leighton: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, Britten: Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio and C. McDowall: The Gentle Dove)
GUILD GMCD 7383 (2013)


Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra "Les Martinets Noirs" (2003)

Harriet Mackenzie and Philippa Mo (violins)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova Ensemble
( + Rain Forest I and II and Caravan)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7290 (2012)


Rainforest II for Trumpet and String Orchestra (1987)

Angela Whelan (trumpet)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Concerto for 2 Violins and String Orchestra, Rain Forest I and Caravan)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7290 (2012)

Concerto for Orchestra (1982)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Hoddinott: Concerto for Orchestra and Gregson: Contrasts)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 384 (2002)

Sir Georg Solti/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1983)

( + Chagall Windows and Arnold: Philharmonic Concerto)
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA LPO0023 (2008)

Concertante Variations on a Theme of Nicholas Maw (1970)

Donatas Katkus/St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Lithuania
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Six-Minute Symphony and Sonata on a Motet)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7133 (2004)

Domestic Life for Recorder and String Orchestra (2000)

John Turner (recorder)/ Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, Gardner: Petite Suite, 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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PATRIC STANDFORD
(b. 1939)

Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra and Raymond Jones. He had further lessons with Gian Francesco Malipiero in Italy and Witold Lutosławski in Poland. He taught at the Guildhall School and later became director of the music school at the University of Leeds. He has composed in all genres including a considerable number of major works for orchestra, including 5 numbered Symphonies He also wrote a Piano Concerto (1979), a Violin Concerto (1975) and a Concertino for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra (1999).

Cello Concerto (1974, rev. 2004)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/David Lloyd-Jones/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and The Naiades: Prelude to a Fantasy)
BRITISH MUSIC SOCIETY BMS441CD (2012)

 

DAVID BECK
(b. 1941)

Born near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Cambridge and received encouragement from Herbert Howells. He worked as a violinist in several orchestras and has done arrangements and written original pieces in various genres for the Hallé Brass and Wind Quintets, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and other groups. He wrote another Concerto for Recorder and various other works for small groups of instruments.

Flûte-à-Beck for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Philip McKenzie/Camerata Ensemble
( + Gal: Concerino, Parrott: Sinfonia Concertante, Hope: Birthday Concerto, Ellis: Divertimento Elegiaco and Dubery: Mrs. Harris in Paris)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7154 (2004)

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GEOFFREY BURGON
(1941-2010)

Born in Hambledon, Hampshire. He taught himself to play the trumpet as a teenager and studied this instrument at the Guildhall School of Music in London where he also took composition lessons from Peter Wishart. Later on, he began studying privately with composer Lennox Berkeley. He has composed music in many genres but has achieved his greatest fame with scores for television and movies. His orchestral output also includes Concertos for Piano (1997) and Trumpet (1993).

Viola Concerto "Ghosts of the Dance" (2008)

Philip Dukes (viola)/ Rumon Gamba/City of London Sinfonia
( + Cello Concerto and Merciless Beauty)
CHANDOS CHAN 10592 (2010)

Cello Concerto (2009)

Josephine Knight (cello)/Rumon Gamba/City of London Sinfonia
( + Viola Concerto and Merciless Beauty)
CHANDOS  CHAN 10592 (2010)

 

EDWARD HARPER
(1941-2009)

Born in Taunton, Somerset. He studied at Oxford and with Gordon Jacob at the Royal College of Music. Additional lessons were received in Milan from Franco Donatoni. He taught at the University of Edinburgh and was musical director of the New Music Group of London. His catalogue contains operas as well as orchestra, chamber and vocal works. His major works for orchestra include a Symphony and a Piano Concerto.

Clarinet Concerto (1982)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Maconchy: Clarinet Concertino No. 2, Hoddinott: Clarinet Concerto No 2 and McCabe Clarinet Concerto)
CLARINET CLASSICS CC0034 (2001)

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PHILIP BRACANIN
(b. 1942)

Born in Boulder, Western Australia. He studied at the University of Western Australia. He became a professor at the University of Queensland. His catalogue includes works for orchestra as well as chamber, vocal and instrumental music. Some of his other orchestral works are 3 Symphonies, 2 Concertos for Orchestra, Concertos for Piano, Viola, Cello and Oboe.

Violin Concerto (1983)

Dene Olding (violin)/Stuart Challender/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Guitar Concerto (1991)

Karin Schaupp (guitar)/Ronald Spiegelman/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Clarinet Concerto (1985)

Floyd Williams (clarinet)/Richard Mills/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Guitar Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 446 476-2 (1994)

Trombone Concerto (1976, rev. 1986)

Warwick Tyrell (trombone)/Patrick Thomas/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto, Bracanin: Trombone Concerto and Currie: Tumbling Strain)
ABC CLASSICS ABC4764234 (2011)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 438825 (1993)

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JOHN GOLLAND
(1942-1993)

Born in Ashton-under-Lyme, Manchester. He learned to play several instruments before attending the Royal Manchester College of Music where Thomas Pitfield was his teacher of composition. He played the euphonium for and was the conductor of several bands. The majority of his original compositions and arrangements were written for brass and wood bands including 2 Concertos for Euphonium as well as a Flugelhorn Concerto. However, there are also works for orchestra such as 3 Sinfoniettas.

Tuba Concerto, Op. 46 (c. 1982)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Gregson: Tuba Concerto, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Steptoe: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

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ELIS PEHKONEN
(b. 1942)

Born in Swaffham, Norfolk. He received his first lessons from Benjamin Britten and studied at the Royal College of Music with Peter Racine Fricker. He also had some consultation lessons from Lennox Berkeley, Geoffrey Bush, Richard Rodney Bennett, Alan Ridout and Anthony Payne. He taught at the Cirencester School and conducted its Percussion Ensemble in concerts and broadcasts of contemporary music. He has composed orchestral, choral, chamber and vocal music. His other Concertos are for 2 Pianos, Violin, Viola, Bassoon and Vibraphone.

Concerto for Recorder and String Orchestra "Over the Waves" (2004)

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Mackenzie/Manchester Camerata Ensemble
( + Cooke: Divertimento, A. Butterworth: Rêverie, Jackson: Moonrise, Hurd: Three-Piece Suite, Hedges: Three Miniatures and and Crosse: Water Music)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7191 (2007)

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PHILIP SPRATLEY
(b. 1942)

Born in Balderton, Nottinghamshire. He played the piano and organ as a youth and then studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music where Thomas Pitfield was his composition teacher. He held various teaching positions including a 20 year stint as Director of Music at Bourne Abbey. His catalogue is not extensive but includes the opera "Rutterkin," A Choral Symphony and a Violin Concerto.

Clarinet Concertino, Op. 27 "Byard's Leap"

Linda Merrick (clarinet)/Philip Spratley/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Recorder Concertino and Suite for Harp, Trumpet and Strings)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0088 (2009)

Recorder Concertino, Op. 26 "A Gallery of Cats"

John Turner (recorder)/Philip Spratley/Manchester Sinfonia
( + Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Clarinet Concertino and Suite for Harp, Trumpet and Strings)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0088 (2009)

 

 

GAVIN BRYARS
(b. 1943)

Born in Goole, Yorkshire. He studied composition privately with Cyril Ramsey, George Linstead and Ben Johnston and also at the Northern School of Music. He held a number of teaching positions and also founded and conducted his own Gavin Bryars Ensemble. His very large catalogue covers most genres and ranges from operas to works for solo piano and voice as well as electronic music. Most of his works, including those for orchestra, are of an experimental nature.

Piano Concerto "The Solway Canal" (2010)

Ralph van Raat (piano)/Otto Tausk/Cappella Amsterdam
( + After Handel's Vesper and Ramble on Cortona)
NAXOS 8.572570 (2011)

Violin Concerto "The Bulls of Bashan" (2000)

Gwen Hoebig (violin)/Owen Underhill/CBC Radio Orchestra
( + By the Vaar. Three Songs and The Porazzi Fragment)
CBC SM CD5223 (2002)

Cello Concerto "Farewell to Philosophy" (1995)

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/James Judd/English Chamber Orchestra
( + The Green Ray, Jesus' Blood never failed me yet, The Sinking of the Titanic, One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing, Les Fiançailles,The North Shore. and Adnan Songbook)
PHILIPS 473296-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: POINT MUSIC 454 126-2) (1996)

The Green Ray for Saxophone and Orchestra (1991)

John Harle (saxophone)/Ivor Bolton/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Nyman: Where the Bee Dances and Westbrook: Bean Rows and Blues Shots)
ARGO 433 847-2 (1992)

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EDWARD COWIE
(b. 1943)

Born in Birmingham. He studied at various schools including the University of London with Peter Racine Fricker and at the Trinity School of Music as well as privately with Alexander Goehr and Witold Lutosławski. He taught at the University of Lancester and in Kassel, Germany before relocating to Australia where he continued his academic career. His catalogue is large with a strong emphasis on orchestral and vocal works. Among his other orchestral works are 2 numbered Symphonies, a Choral Symphony, 2 Concertos for Clarinet and Concertos for Piano, Harp and Oboe.

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 (1983)

Alan Hacker (clarinet)/Howard Williams/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra)
HYPERION A66120 (LP) (1984)

Concerto for Orchestra (1984)

Howard Williams/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION A66120 (LP) (1984)

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FRANÇOIS DOMPIERRE
(b. 1943)

Born in Ottawa. He studied composition with Clermont Pépin at Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. He began his professional musical career as an arranger and writer and singer of popular songs. He gave up his career as a popular performer and started writing and conducting more serious music and went to Paris for additional studies. He continued to write lighter music for movies and television but also more substantial works such as a Violin Concerto.

Piano Concerto in A major (1977)

Edith Boivin-Béluse (piano)/Charles Dutoit/Montreal Symphony Orchestra
( + Harmonica Flash)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2531 265 (LP) (1980)

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ROSS EDWARDS
(b. 1943)

Born in Sydney. He studied at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music and the University of Adelaide with teachers that included Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Meale. He went to the UK for further lessons with Peter Maxwell Davies and also with Sándor Veress in Switzerland. He has done some teaching but has been able to devote most of his musical time to composing. His large catalogue includes works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. He has written 5 Symphonies and other works for orchestra.

Piano Concerto (1982)

Dennis Hennig (piano)/Myer Fredman/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Williamson: 2 Piano Concerto and Sculthorpe: Piano Concerto)
ELOQUENCE 426483 (2002)
(original release: ABC AC 1074 (non-commercial LP) (1982)

Violin Concerto "Maninyas" (1988)

Adele Anthony (violin)/Arvo Volmer/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
CANARY CLASSICS CC09 (2011)

Dene Olding (violin)/Stuart Challender/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony and Yarrageh)
ABC CLASSICS 438 610-2 (1992)

Concerto for Guitar and Strings (1994-5)

Karin Schaupp (guitar)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist, Veni Creator Spiritus and White Ghost Dancing)
ABC CLASSICS 476 227-0 (2004)

Oboe Concerto (2002)

Diana Doherty (oboe)/Arno Volmer/Mel1994-5borne Symphony Orchestra
( + Yanada and Ulpirra)
ABC CLASSICS 4767173 (CD single) (2005)

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ROBIN HOLLOWAY
(b. 1943)

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. He studied privately with Alexander Goehr and got his musical degrees at Oxford. He has taught at Cambridge since 1975 and is also very active as a music journalist and broadcaster. His catalogue of compositions is large and includes an opera and many orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Some other major orchestral are a Symphony, Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 for Orchestra and Concertos for Viola, Double Bass, Organ, Clarinet and Bassoon.

Violin Concerto, Op. 70 (1990)

Ernst Kovacic (violin)/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Matthias Bamert
( + Concerto for Horn and Orchestra)
NMC ANCORA D097 (2003)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1439) (1994)

Horn Concerto, Op. 43 (1980)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Matthias Bamert
( + Concerto for Horn and Orchestra)
NMCD097 (2003)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS COL 1439) (1994)

Concerto for Orchestra No. 2, Op. 40 (1978-9)

Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
NMCD015 (1994)

Concerto for Orchestra No. 3, Op. 76 (1981-94)

Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
NMC CD NMCD039 (1997)

Romanza for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 31 (1976)

Erich Gruenberg (violin)/Richard Hickox/ City of London Sinfonia
( + Sea-Surface Full of Clouds)
CHANDOS CHAN 9228 (1994)
(original LP release: ABRD1056) (1982)

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DAVID MATTHEWS (b. 1943)

Born in London. He studied composition privately with Anthony Milner and received advice from Nicholas Maw (b. 1935, composed a Sinfonia for Small Orchestra). He has written books and articles on music and served as Benjamin Britten’s assistant at Alderburgh. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and piano works. His orchestral catalogue includes 6 Symphonies, 2 Violin Concertos and an Oboe Concerto.

Piano Concerto, Op. 111 (2009)

Laura Mikkola (piano)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Piano Sonata, Variations for Piano, Two Dionysus Dithyrambs and One to Tango)
Laura Mikkola (piano)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0166 (2013)

Violin Concerto No.1, Op. 31 (1980-2)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op.74 (1997-8)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)


Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 49

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Gowers: Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Doyle: Thistle and the Rose, J. Strauss II: Albion Polka, etc.)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 54164-2 (1990)

Viola Concertino "Winter Remembered", Op. 86

Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + McCabe: Lyric Movement, Alwyn: Pastoral Fantasia, Maconchy: Romance and Holst: Winter Remembered)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7186 (2007)

Concerto in Azzurro for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 87 (2000–02)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Rumon Gamba/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Music of Dawn and A Vision and a Journey)
CHANDOS CHAN 10487 (2009)


Oboe Concerto, Op.57 (1991-2)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/George Vass/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Oboe Converto and After Sunrise)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7261 (2010)

 

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ROGER SMALLEY
(b. 1943)

Born in Swinton, Manchester. He studied at the Royal College of Music where his composition teachers were Peter Racine Fricker and John White. He had private lessons with Alexander Goehr and studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne. He went to Australia in 1971 and taught at the University of Western Australia. As a pianist he has performed much music by avant- garde composers. He has written for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other works for orchestra include a Symphony and a Concerto for Contrabassoon.

Piano Concerto (1985)

Roger Smalley (piano)/Patrick Thomas/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony)
VOX AUSTRALIS VAST003-2 (2000)
(original CD release: OZ MUSIC OZM-1001) (1987)

Concerto for Cello and 17 Players (1996)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Roger Smalley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto, Kaleidoscope and Scriabin/Smalley: 10 Poems for Chamber Orchestra)
ABC CLASSICS 9800475 (2003)

Oboe Concerto (1996)

Joel Marangella (oboe)/Roger Smalley/West Australian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Kaleidoscope and 10 Poems for Chamber Orchestra)
ABC CLASSICS 9800475 (2003)

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BARRY CONYNGHAM
(b. 1944)

Born in Sydney. He studied privately with Richard Meale and then with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney and got his music doctorate at the University of Melbourne before going to Japan for lessons with Toru Takemitsu. He held a number of teaching positions both in Australia and abroad before becoming head of the Creative Arts School at the University of Wollongong. He has written operas as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. His larger orchestral works beyond those listed below are Concertos for Harp, Double Bass and Percussion.

Monuments – Concerto for Piano, DX7 and Orchestra (1989)

Tamás Ungár (piano and synthesizer)/Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
CALA CACD 1008 (1992)

Southern Cross – Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1981)

Robert Davidovici (violin)/Tamás Ungár (piano)/ Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
CALA CACD 1008 (1992)

Wanda Wilkomirska (violin)/Roger Woodward (piano)/Niklaus Wyss/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Ice Carving)
HMV (Australia) OASD-270403 (1986)

Ice Carving for Violin and Four String Orchestras (1977)

Wilfred Lehmann (violin)/John Hopkins/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Southern Cross)
HMV (Australia) OASD-270403 (1986)

Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (1990)

David Pereira (cello)/Australian Chamber Orchestra
( + Vine: Canzona and Plush: Bakery Hill Rising)
ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ON DISC CSM:9 (1989)

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FRANK CORCORAN
(b. 1944)

Born in Tipperary. He studied in Dublin, Rome and with Boris Blacher in Berlin. He worked as a music inspector for the Irish Board of Education and taught at various schools in Germany and America. He has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and electronic music. His other orchestral works include: 4 Symphonies, Chamber Symphony and Symphony for 23 Wind Instruments.

Concerto for String Orchestra (1982)

David Robertson/New Irish Chamber Orchestra, conductor
( + Sweeney’s Smithereens, Trauerfelder, Tradurre Tradire and Cúig Amhráin ghan Fhocail)
COMPOSERS’ ART LABEL CAL-13017 (2005)

Quasi un Concerto (2003)

Berislav Sipus/Cantus Ensemble of Zagreb
( + Quasi una Visione, Quasi Variations, Quasi un Pizzacato, Ice-Etchings and 9 Aspects of a Poem)
COMPOSERS’ ART LABEL CAL-13021 (2006)

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LYELL CRESSWELL
(b. 1944)

Born in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied at the Universities of Victoria (Australia), Toronto and Aberdeen and Utrecht and has taught at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. His catalogue encompasses works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and harpsichord and voice. Some of his other works are
Accordion Concerto (1995), Trombone Concerto (1997), Concerto for Violin and Soprano (2001) and Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (2002).

Piano Concerto (2010)

Stephen De Pledge (piano)/Hamish McKeich/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra and String Quartet and Landscapes of the Soul)
NAXOS 8.573199 (2014)

Cello Concerto (1984)

Roman Jablonsky (cello)/Richard Bernas/CSR Symphony Orchestra
( + A Modern Ecstasy)
CONTINUUM CCD1033 (1991)


Concerto for Orchestra and String Quartet (1996)

New Zealand String Quartet/Hamish McKeich/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Landscapes of the Soul)
NAXOS 8.573199 (2014)

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STEVE GRAY
(1944-2008)

Born in Middlebrough. He played the piano at an early age and then mastered other instruments. He played in various popular bands but also composed simultaneously. His works encompass various idioms and includes a Piano Concerto.

Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (1989)

John Williams (guitar)/Paul Daniel/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Harvey: Concerto Antico)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 68337 (1996)

 

CHRISTOPHER GUNNING
(b. 1944)

Born in Cheltenham. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music where his teachers included Edmund Rubbra and Richard Rodney Bennett. Until quite recently most of his compositional efforts have been devoted to scores for movies and television and he has had great success in this area. Of late, however, he has composed a number of concert works including 3 Symphonies as well as Concertos for Oboe and Clarinet.

Piano Concerto (2001)

Olga Dudnik (piano)/Christopher Gunning/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Storm)
ALBANY TROY 686 (2004)

Guitar Concerto "Requerdos do Mallorca" (2011)

Craig Ogden (guitar)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Flute Concertino)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

Oboe Concerto (2004)

Verity Gunning (oboe)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies No. 3 and 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 10525 (2009)

Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (2005)

Michael Whight (clarinet)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Flute Concertino)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

Saxophone Concerto "On Hungerford Bridge" (1998)

John Harle (saxophone)/Christopher Gunning/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Tate: London Fields, Haydn Wood: London Landmarks, Watts: Metropolis, Morley: Rotten Row, Lane: London Salute and Lewis: Festival of London March)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2138 (2002)

Concertino for Flute and Small Orchestra (2011)

Catherine Handley (flute)/Christopher Gunning/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
DISCOVERY MUSIC AND VISION DMV104 (2013)

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MICHAEL NYMAN
(b. 1944)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and with Thurston Dart at King’s College London. He wrote the libretto for Harrison Birtwistle’s opera "Down by the Greenwood Side" and then started on careers as music journalist and film score composer. He achieved great fame in the latter occupation. He writes both popular and art music with equal fluency. His concert music has been written for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice.

The Piano Concerto (1993)

John Lenehan (piano)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Where the Bee Dances)
NAXOS 8.554168  (1998)

Kathryn Stott (piano)/Michael Nyman/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + MGV)
ARGO 443 382-2 (1994)

Double Concerto for Saxophone, Cello and Orchestra (1996)

John Harle (soprano and alto saxophones)/
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)/Michael Nyman/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Harpsichord Concerto and Trombone Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1995)

Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord)/Michael Nyman/Michael Nyman String Orchestra
( + Double Concerto and Trombone Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Trombone Concerto (1995)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Michael Nyman/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Concerto and Harpsichord Concerto)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 0847502 (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56487-2) (1997)

Where the Bee Dances for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1991)

John Harle (saxophone)/Ivor Bolton/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Bryars: The Green Ray and Westbrook: Bean Rows and Blues Shots)
ARGO 433 847-2 (1992)

Simon Harum (saxophone)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Where the Bee Dances)
NAXOS 8.554168  (1998)

Gerald McChrystal (saxophone)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto, Heath: Celtic Concerto, McGlynn: From Nowhere to Nowhere and I. Wilson: I Sleep at Waking)
SILVA CLASSICS SIL 6010 (1996)

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GRANT FOSTER
(b. 1945)

Born in Sydney. He studied piano with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and then with Marcel Ciampi in Paris. He has composed works for orchestra, chamber music, solo piano works and songs. He has written 2 Piano Concertos, No.1 in G minor “A Cry For Peace” and No.2 in C minor, Concerto in B flat minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra and Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra ""The Pearl of Dubai."

Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (1985)

Grant Foster (piano)/Julian Lee/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Elegy, Romance in G and 8 Voyages)
EMI (Australia) CDMID 166264 (1989)
(original CD release: EMI (Australia) CDC 747542-2) (1986)

Mira Yevtich (piano)/Alexander Anissimov/Novaya Rossia State Orchestra
( + Celebration Overture, Ballade for Piano and Violin and 4 Voyages)
BEL AIR MUSIC BAM 2041 (2007)

 

EDWARD GREGSON
(b. 1945)

Born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. He studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Alan Bush. He taught at the University of London and is now Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music. As a conductor, he has championed contemporary music. He has composed music in various genres included many works for brass and voice. Concertos dominate his orchestral output and in addition to those recorded there are additional ones for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano with Wind Orchestra.

Violin Concerto (2000)

Olivier Charlier (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Flourish for Orchestra, Blazon and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10105 (2003)

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra "A Song for Chris" (2008)

Guy Johnston (cello)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Trombone Concerto, Music for Chamber Orchestra and Two Pictures for String Orchestra: Goddess and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10627 (2011)

Clarinet Concerto (1994)

Michael Collins (clarinet)/Martyn Brabbins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Flourish for Orchestra, Blazon and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10105 (2003)

Concerto for Horn and Band (1971)

Ifor James (horn)/Roy Newsome/Besses O’ Th’ Barn Band
( + Horn Concerto and Langford: Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 4526 (1993)

Trombone Concerto (1979)

Peter Moore (trombone)/Bramwell Tovey/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + cello Concerto, Music for Chamber Orchestra and Two Pictures for String Orchestra: Goddess and Stepping Out)
CHANDOS CHAN 10627 (2011)

Tuba Concerto (1978, band version 1984)

John Fletcher (tuba)/Roy Newsome/Besses O’ Th’ Barn Band
( + Horn Concerto and Langford: Rhapsody)
CHANDOS CHAN 4526 (1993)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Howard Snell/Britannia Building Society Band
( + Alarum and Horovitz: Tuba Concerto, Newton: Capriccio, Penderecki: Capriccioand Arnold: Fantasy)
DOYEN DOYCD028 (1994)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Golland: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Steptoe: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

Concerto for Piano and Wind "Homages" (1995)

Neslson Goerner (piano)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto and Trumpet Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)


Saxophone Concerto (2006)

Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto and Concerto for Piano and Wind)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)


Trumpet Concerto (1983)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Clark Rundell/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto and Concerto for Piano and Wind)
CHANDOS CHAN 10478 (2008)

Contrasts – A Concerto for Orchestra (1983)

Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + McCabe: Concerto for Orchestra and Hoddinott: Concerto for Orchestra)
CLASSICO CLASSCD384 (2002)

Three Matisse Impressions for Recorder, Strings, Harp and Percussion (1993)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Lyon: Concertino, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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CALLUM KENMUIR
(b. 1945)

Born in Glasgow. Self-taught in composition, he has spent most of his musical career as a working pianist/keyboardist in the field of popular music while simultaneously composing concert music for piano and orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and voice. He is also active as a popular songwriter and now lives in Milan.

Piano Concerto (1995)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Rhapsody)
Non-Commercial CD (1998)

Rhapsody on Themes by Grieg for Piano and Orchestra (1997)

Murray McLachlan (piano)/Julian Clayton/Kelvin Ensemble
( + Rhapsody)
Non-Commercial CD (1998)

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PETER KLATZOW
(b. 1945)

Born in Springs, Transvaal. After his initial musical training in South Africa he went to the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Bernard Stevens, Gordon Jacob, Kathleen Long, Frank Merrick and Adrian Bout. He completed his training in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. He taught at the Rhodesian College of Music in Salisbury (now Harare) and University of Cape Town and worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. His catalogue includes operas and ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Other major orchestral works include Symphony 1972, The Temptation of St. Anthony after Hieronymus Bosch for Cello and Orchestra and Concertos for Organ and Horn.

Concerto for Piano and Eight Instruments (1995)

Jill Richards (piano)/(violin)/Peter Klatzow/chamber ensemble
( + Violin Sonata and From the Poets
COCODISCS 0101

Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1991)

Matthew Reid (clarinet)/Peter Klatzow/Claremont Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto and Mass)
CLAREMONT GSE 1524 (1996)

Concerto for Marimba and Strings (1985)

Robert van Sice (marimba)/Colman Pearce/RTE Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovhaness: Marimba Concerto and Nuyts: Woodnotes)
ETCETERA KTC1085 (1993)

Chamber Concerto for Seven Instruments (1979)

Peter Klatzow/chamber ensemble
( + Clarinet Concerto and Mass)
CLAREMONT GSE 1524 (1996)

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JOHN RUTTER
(b. 1945)

Born in London. He was educated at Highgate School and then read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the choir. He served as director of music at Clare College from 1975 to 1979, and later founded and led several choral groups. The vast majority of his works are choral.

Suite Antique for Flute, Harpsichord and String Orchestra (1979)

Christopher D Lewis (harpsichord)/John McMurtery (flute)/Kevin Mallon/ West Side Chamber Orchestra
( + Françaix: Harpsichord Concerto and P. Glass: Harpsichord Concerto)
NAXOS 8573146 (2013)

 

COLIN MATTHEWS
(b. 1946)

Born in London. He studied composition at the University of Nottingham with Arnold Whittall and Nicholas Maw and finished his musical education at the University of Sussex while teaching on its staff. His compositions cover various genres and he is very active as an arranger, orchestrator and writer on musical subjects. He helped Deryck Cooke prepare the first performing version of Mahler’s unfinished 10th Symphony and he recently orchestrated the complete Preludes for piano of Debussy. Some of his own orchestral works are 6 Sonatas, Reflected Images, Cello Concert No. 2 and Horn Concerto.

Cello Concerto No. 1 (1984)

Alexander Baillie (cello)/John Carewe/London Sinfonietta
( + Sonata No. 5, Memorial, Quatrain and)Machines and Dreams)
NMC ANCORA D100 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: UNICORN DKP 9053) (1986)

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ALAN BULLARD
(b. 1947)

Born in London. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Herbert Howells and at the University of Nottingham with Arnold Whittall. He taught for many years at the Colchester Institute where he was the head of the composition department. His catalogue covers a wide range of genres and is very extensive. Some of his larger works for orchestra are a Sinfonietta for Brass, Percussion and Strings, Colchester Suite and Aztec Genesis and 2 other short Concertos for Horn and Clarinet.

Recipes for Recorder and Strings

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concertino and 3 Nautical Sketches, Lyon: Concertino, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

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NICOLA LEFANU
(b. 1947)

Born in Wickham Bishops, Essex, the daughter of composer Elizabeth Maconchy. After initial composition training with Jeremy Dale Roberts, she studied at Oxford, the Royal College of Music and, as a Harkness Fellow, at Harvard University. Her multifacited musical career includes composing, teaching and directorships of various public boards and new music organizations. She has taught composition at Kings' College London, and at the University of York. Her catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. She has also written a Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1997) and a Duo Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1999).

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1989)

John-Edward Kelly (alto saxophone)/Micha Hamel/Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
( + Glazunov: Alto Saxophone Concerto and K. Meyer: Alto Saxophone Concerto)
NEOS NEOS 10910 (2012)


PHILIP MARTIN
(b. 1947)

Born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where his teachers were Mabel Swainson, Franz Reizenstein, Lennox Berkeley and Richard Rodney Bennett. In addition to a career as a composer and concert pianist, he teaches piano and composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He composes prolifically in most genres and his orchestral catalogue includes a Symphony, 3 Piano Concertos and Terpsichore for Piano and Orchestra.

Piano Concerto No. 2 "A Day in the City" (1991)

Philip Martin (piano)/Kasper de Roo/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Harp Concerto and Beata Angelico)
MARCO POLO 8.223834 (1998)

Harp Concerto (1993)

Andrea Malir (harp)/Kasper de Roo/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Harp Concerto and Beata Angelico)
MARCO POLO 8.223834 (1998)

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PAUL PATTERSON
(b. 1947)

Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Elizabeth Lutyens, Hans Keller and Harrison Birtwistle and also had private lessons from Richard Rodney Bennett. He has taught at the Royal Academy as well as the University of Warwick and has composed prolifically in most genres with a special emphasis on orchestral and chamber music. Some of his other works for orchestra are Sinfonia for Strings, Piccolo Sinfonia and Concertos for Violin, Cello, Horn, Clarinet and Trumpet.

Violin Concerto, Op. 72 (1992)

Tamás András (violin)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Viola Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)


Viola Concerto, Op. 101 (2009)


Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Violin Concerto and Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)

Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 90 (2002)

Alice Neary (cello)/George Vass/Orchestra Nova
( + Viola Concerto and Violin Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7257 (2010)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/William Boughton/Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
( + Maconchy: Epyllion, Hindemith: Trauermusik, Lutosławski: Metamorposes and Kopytman: Kaddish)
NIMBUS NI5815 (2007)

Phoenix Concerto for Oboe and Strings (2009)

Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)/Benjamin Wallfisch/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto and Howells: Oboe Sonata)
CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD025 (2011)

 

Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 45 (1981)

Owain Arwel Hughes/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Europhony and Missa Brevis)
EMI BRITISH COMPOSERS 7 2435665 2 (1997)
( original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC7 49258-2 (1987)

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MICHAEL BERKELEY
(b. 1948)

Born in London, the son of Sir Lennox Berkeley. He studied with his father at the Royal Academy of Music and then privately with Richard Rodney Bennett and worked closely with Benjamin Britten who was his godfather. In addition to several positions as composer-in-residence, he has teaches at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. His catalogue comprises music for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. His larger works for orchestra include Uprising: Symphony in One Movement, Chamber Symphony, Fantasia Concertante and the Concerto for Orchestra "Seascapes."

Concerto for Cello and Small Orchestra (1983, rev. 1997)

Alban Gerhardt (cello)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + The Garden of Earthly Delights and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 4) CHANDOS CHAN 10080 (2003)

Clarinet Concerto (1991)

Emma Johnson(clarinet)/Sian Edwards/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Père du Doux Répos and Flighting)
ASV CD DCB 1101 (1994)

Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra (1984)

David Pyatt (horn)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Coronach and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 1 and Serenade)
CHANDOS CHAN 9981 (2002)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (1977)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Marcus Dods/Southern Pro Arte
( + Pallis: Nocturne de l'Ephémere)
PEARL PAVILION SHE 583 (1985)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Secret Garden + L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 3 and Sinfonia Concertante)
CHANDOS CHAN 10022 (2001)

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (1994)

Paul Silverthorne (viola)/Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Viola Concerto and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 2 and Voices in the Night)
CHANDOS CHAN 10167 (2003)

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1987)

Thomas Trotter (organ)/ Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Organ Concerto and L. Berkeley: Symphony No. 2 and Voices of the Night)
CHANDOS CHAN 10167 (2003)

Concerto for Orchestra "Seascapes" (2005)

Richard Hickox/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Gregorian Variations and L. Berkeley: 2 Piano Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10408 (2007)

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MICHAEL BLAKE WATKINS
(b. 1948)

He studied with Elizabeth Lutyens and Richard Rodney Bennett. A number of his works have won prestigious prizes. He has composed in various genres and some of his other orchestral works are a Violin Concerto, Double Concerto for Oboe and Guitar, Horn Concerto and Concerto for Orchestra "Étalage."

Trumpet Concerto (1989)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Elgar Howarth/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Davies: Trumpet Concerto and Birtwistle: Endless Parade)
PHILIPS 432075 (1991)

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DIANE BURRELL
(b. 1948)

Born in Norwich. She studied music at Cambridge but is essentially self-taught in composition, After starting out as a teacher she became a freelance violist before embarking on a career as full-time composer. She now teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and is Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival in East London. Her compositional catalogue is very large and encompasses most genres. Some of her other major works for orchestra are Symphonies of Flocks, Herds and Shoals and Concertos for Flute and Clarinet.

Viola Concerto (1994)

Jane Atkins (viola)/John Lubbock/Northern Sinfonia of England
( + Das Meeer…, Landscape and Resurrection)
ASV CDDCA977 (1997)

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DAVID F. GOLIGHTLY
(b. 1948)

Born in Stanhope Co., Durham, England. He studied composition with Richard Steinitz at Huddersfield University and later with Alfred Neiham at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Major works include the St. Petersburg Mass that was premiered in the State Capella Hall, St. Petersburg in 1994. The first and second symphonies and a number of concertos and chamber pieces have been recorded or have been scheduled for recording.

Concerto for Strings (2003-4)

Robert Ian Winsten/Kiev Philharmonic
( + Leung: In the Beginning, Mauldin: An Epiphany, Kirtley: Leaves Falling from the Holy Tree, Johnson: Spring in War-Time, Diehl: Ceremony and Feldsher: Clarinet Concerto)
ERM MEDIA ERM-6805 (2 CDS) (2006)

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NIGEL OSBORNE
(b. 1948)

Born in Manchester. He studied at Oxford with Kenneth Leighton and Egon Wellesz and also in Warsaw with Zbigniew Rudziński. He has taught at the Universities of Nottingham and Edinburgh. Osborne’s extensive catalogue ranges from opera to solo piano and most other genres in between. His orchestral works include 2 Sinfonias, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto.

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1980)

Duke Dobing (flute)/Richard Hickox/City of London Sinfonia
( + I am Goya, Remembering Esenin and the Sickle)
NMC ANCORA DO87 (2003)
(original LP release: UNICORN-KANCHANA DKP 9031) (1984)

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CHRISTOPHER BLAKE
(b. 1949)

Born in Christchurch. He studied at the University of Canterbury School of Music and then went to England for further training at the University of Southampton School of Music. He has held a number of posts in music administration including the title of general manager of the National Opera of New Zealand and the Auckland Philharmonia. He has composed in a wide variety of genres from opera to chamber music. Among his other works for orchestra are a Symhony "The Islands" and Concerto Aoraki for Violin and Orchestra

Piano Concerto "The Coming of Tane Mahuta" (1987)

Michael Houstoun (piano)/John Hopkins/Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Lamentations of Motuarohia and Elmsley: Cello Symphony)
Ribbonwood RCD-1003 (1990)

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JOHN CASKEN
(b. 1949)

Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He studied with John Joubert and Peter Dickinson at the University of Birmingham and had further lessons in Warsaw with Witold Lutosławski and Andrzej Dobrowolski. He has taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Durham and Manchester. He catalogue includes an opera as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. Some other major orchestral works are a Symphony, Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto.

Cello Concerto (1991)

Heinrich Schiff (cello)/John Casken/Northern Sinfonia
( + Darting the Skiff, Maharal Dreaming and Vaganza)
NMC D086 (2004)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 20062) (1995)

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RICHARD MILLS
(b. 1949)

Born in Toowoomba, Queensland. He studied iniatially at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the University of Queensland completed his training in London at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra for composition and Gilbert Webster for percussion. He served as principal percussionist with the Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and taught at various schools including the Queensland Coservatorium. In addition to composing, he is now one of Australia’s most prominent conductors. His catalogue includes a ballet as well as works for orchestra, chamber groups and voices. His orchestral output also includes a Symphony and a Flute Concerto.

Violin Concerto (1992)      

Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Concerto for Violin and Viola)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Cello Concerto (1990)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Concerto for Violin and Viola)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Concerto for Violin and Viola (1994)

Barbara Jane Gilby (violin)/Janet Rutherford (viola)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 476 8077 (2005)

Trumpet Concerto (1987-8)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/John Hopkins/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Lovelock: Trumpet Concerto and Arutyunyan: Trumpet Concerto)
ABC CLASSICS 426990-2 (1990)

Fantastic Pantomimes for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra (1987)

Gerhard Mallon (flute)/Anthony Camden (oboe)/Paul Dean (clarinet)/Neil Crellin (horn)/Geoffrey Spiller (trumpet)/Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Aeolian Caprices, Soundscapes and Seaside Dances)
ABC ELOQUENCE 476759-5 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 432251-2) (1990)

Soundscapes for Percussion and Orchestra (1983)

Richard Mills (percussion)/Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Aeolian Caprices, Fantastic Pantomimes and Seaside Dances)
ABC ELOQUENCE 476759-5 (2005)
(original CD release: ABC CLASSICS 432251-2) (1990)

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ALLAN STEPHENSON
(b. 1949)

Born near Liverpool. He studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and began his musical career as a freelance cellist. He went to South Africa to take a cello position in the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. He is the Music Director of I Musicanti, Cape Town’s string orchestra. His catalogue of over 70 works includes 2 Symphonies, as well as concertos for many instruments and other works in various genres.

Piano Concerto (1981)

Stewart Young (piano)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and Toccata Festiva)
CLAREMONT GSE 1563 (2000)
(original LP release: CLAREMONT CTSO 2) (1981)


Concerto for Cello and Full Orchestra (2004)

Peter Martens (cello)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra and Brulesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)


Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra (2005)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Cello and Large Orchestra and Brulesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)

Concerto for Oboe and Strings (1978)

Laszlo Bohr (oboe)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chamber Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Piano Concerto and Toccata Festiva)
CLAREMONT GSE 1563 (2000)
(original LP release:CLAREMONT GSE 601 (LP) (1984)

Bassoon Concerto

Bodo Koeningsbeck (bassoon)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chamber Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Piccolo Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Brass Quintet)
CLAREMONT GSE 1520 (2000)

Horn Concerto

Peter Amon (horn)/Allan Stephenson/ Claremont Chamber Orchestra ( + Piccolo Concerto, Bassoon Concerto and Brass Quintet)
Claremont GSE 1520 (2000)

Concertino Pastorale for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1983)

Olivier De Groote (clarinet)/Allan Stephenson/Claremont Chamber Orchestra
( + Simon: Threnody and Rainier:Suite)
CLAREMONT GSE 1504 (1989)

Concertino for Piccolo, Strings and Harpsichord (1980)

Lucien Grujon (piccolo)/John Junitz (harpsichord)/ Allan Stephenson/Cape Town String Chambrer Orchestra "I Musicanti"
( + Oboe Concerto)
CLAREMONT GSE 601 (LP) (1984)


Burlesque for Double Bass and Small Orchestra (2005)

Leon Bosch (double bass)/Allan Stephenson/Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Cello and Large Orchestra and Concerto for Double Bass and Small Orchestra)
MERIDIAN CDE84602 (2011)

 

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PHILIP LANE
(b.1950)

Born in Cheltenham. He was already performing and composing before entering the University of Birmingham where his teachers were Peter Dickinson and John Joubert. He had additional encouragement from Bernard Herrmann but was basically self-taught in both composition and orchestration. While composing and arranging on a steady basis he also taught at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and managed the musical papers of Richard Addinsell. He has since become one of the most important producers of CDs devoted to film and light classical music. His compositions are mostly for orchestra and of a lighter genre but he did compose a Sinfonietta (now withdrawn) as well as music for BBC plays and choral music.

Three Spanish Dances for Oboe and Orchestra (1981)

Jill Crowther (oboe)/Alan Cuckston/English Northern Philharmonia
( + Leighton: Oboe Concerto, Hurd: Oboe Concerto, Blezard: 2 Celtic Pieces and Gardner: Oboe Concerto)
ASV CD WHL 2130 (2001)

Suite Ancienne for Recorder and String Orchestra

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Pitfield: Recorder Concerto,3 Nautical Sketches and Gregson: 3 Matisse Impressions, Arnold: Recorder Concertino, Lane: Suite Ancienne, Lyon: Concertino, Parrott: Prelude and Waltz and Bullard: Recipes)
OLYMPIA OCD-667 (2000)

Suite Champêtre for Recorder and String Orchestra (1982)

John Turner (recorder)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Leighton: Concerto op.88, McCabe: Domestic Life, Lawson: Song of the Lesser Twayblade), Gardner: Petite Suite, Mellers: Aubade, Milford: Two Pipe Tunes, Kay: Mr Pitfield's Pavane and Dodgson: Concerto Chacony)
WHITE LINE CD WHL 2143 (2002)

Divertissement for Clarinet, Harp and Strings (1994)

Verity Butler (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + London Salute, Diversions on a theme of Paganini, Cotswold Dances, 3 Christmas Pictures, A Maritime Overture. 3 Nautical Miniatures and Prestbury Park)
MARCO POLO 8225185 (2001)

Serenata Concertante (1990)

Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Purcell/Bliss: Set of Act Tunes and Dances, Warlock: Serenade for Frederick Delius, Glyn: Anglesey Sketches, Delius: Air and Dance, Curtis: Serenade and Elgar: The Spanish Lady: Suite)
Whiteline CDWHL 2136 (2003)

 

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JOHN BUCKLEY
(b. 1951)

Born in Templeglantine, County Limerick. His composition teachers were James Wilson (1922-2005, composed 3 Symphonies), Alun Hoddinott and John Cage. He teaches at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and does broadcasts for Irish Radio. He has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral music and has won several prizes. His only Symphony thus far is supplemented in his orchestral catalogue by Concertos for Bassoon and Alto Saxophone, a Concerto for Chamber Orchestra and Quatuor for Four Orchestras.

Organ Concerto (1991)

Peter Sweeney (organ)/Colman Pearce/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + Symphony No. 1)
MARCO POLO 8.223876 (1999)

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RONALD CORP
(b. 1951)

Born in Wells, Somerset. He had his musical education at Oxford University. He founded the New London Orchestra in 1988 and the New London Children's Choir in 1991. He has conducted various orchestras and has made many acclaimed recordings with his own orchestra. As a composer, he has produced orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1997)

Leo McCawley (piano)/Ronald Corp/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Guernsey Postcards)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7233 (2009)


CECELIA McDOWELL
(b. 1951)

Born in London. She studied music at the University of Edinburgh and continued at Trinity College of Music, London where she received an MMus in composition. Her teachers included Joseph Horovitz, Robert Saxton and Adam Gorb. She has composed orchestra, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works.

"Great Hills," Concertante for Solo Violin, Two Flutes and String Orchestra (2007)

Madeleine Easton (violin)/George Vass/Ulster Orchestra
( + Crossing the Bridge, Pavane, Rain, Steam and Speed and Theatre of Tango)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7292 (2012)

SIMON BAINBRIDGE
(b. 1952)

Born in London. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with John Lambert and at the Berkshire Music Center with Gunther Schuller. He has held various positions in the UK and USA and is now the Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His other orchestral works include a Double Concerto for Oboe and Clarinet, Guitar Concerto, Diptych and 3 Pieces for Orchestra.

Viola Concerto (1976)

Walter Trampler (viola)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Sinfonietta
( + Concertante and Fantasia)
NMC ANCORA D126 (2006)
(original CD release: CONTINUUM CCD 1020) (1990)

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OLIVER KNUSSEN
(b. 1952)

Born in Glasgow but brought up in London. As a teenager he studied composition with John Lambert and later with Gunther Schuller at the Berkshire Music Center. At age 17 he made a sensational debut as both composer and conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra with a performance of his Symphony No. He has subsequently built successful careers as composer, conductor and teacher at the Royal College of Music. Besides the Horn Concerto his orchestral catalogue includes 3 Symphonies, a Concerto for Orchestra and a Violin Concerto.

Violin Concerto, Op. 30 (2002)

Leila Josefowitz (violin)/Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tippett: Triple Concerto, Britten: Peter Grimes-4 Sea Interludes, Delius: Song of Summer, R.R. Bennett: 4 Poems of Thomas Campion and Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 7352 –2 (2 CDs) (2007)
( + Choral, Autumnal, Whitman Settings, Secret Psalm, Prayer Bell Sketch, Requiem: Songs for Sue and Ophelia's Last Dance)
NMC - NMCD178 (2012)

Horn Concerto, Op. 28 (1994)

Barry Tuckwell (horn)/Oliver Knussen/London Sinfonietta
( + Whitman Settings, Flourish with Fireworks, The Way to Castle Yonder, Organa, Music for a Puppet Court and '... upon one note', Fantazia after Purcell)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474 322-2 (2004)
(original CD release: Deutsche Grammophon  449 572-2) (1997)

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CHLOE MOON
(b. 1952)

Born in Christchurch. She studied composition locally at the University of Canterbury with Kit Powell and went for further studies to Ghent, Belgium. She is a violist and performs both in string quartets and orchestras. Her catalogue is mostly chamber and vocal music with an emphasis on works for flute and string instruments.

Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Alexa Still (flute)/James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Ritchie: Snow Goose, A, Ritchie: Flute Concerto and Hamilton: Passacaglia)
KOCH CLASSICS 3-7345-2 H1 (1995)

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DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
(b. 1952)

Born in Southampton. He studied at the University of Southampton with Jonathan Harvey, privately with Harrison Birtwistle in London and with David Blake and Bernard Rands at the University of York. He succeeded Birtwistle as Music Director of the National Theatre in London. He is best known for his music for the theater, movies and television but has also produced a significant catalogue of concert music in various genres. In addition to the 3 recorded Concertos, his orchestral works include a Sinfonietta and Concertos for Violin, 4 Violins, Percussion and Trumpet.

Piano Concerto (1983)

Peter Donohoe (piano)/Mark Elder/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto)
EMI CDC7 49715-2 (1988)

Oboe Concerto (1985)

Roy Carter (oboe)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Skempton: Lento and Guy: After the Rain)
NMC ANCORA D032 (1997)

Saxophone Concerto (1985)

John Harle (saxophone)/Diego Masson/London Sinfonietta
( + Piano Concerto)
EMI CDC7 49715-2 (1988)

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ROGER STEPTOE
(b. 1952)

Born in Winchester, Hampshire. He studied music at the University of Reading and at the Royal Academy of Music where Alan Bush was his composition teacher. He became a professor at the latter school while pursuing the careers of pianist and composer. He has composed an opera and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice. His orchestral output includes a Symphony, Sinfonietta for Organ and Strings, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello and Strings and Concertos for Violin (Rapsodia Sinfonica), Cello, Organ and Clarinet.

Concerto for Tuba and Strings (1983)

James Gourlay (tuba)/Gavin Sutherland/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
(Golland: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto and Gregson: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.557754 (2006)

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RICHARD HARVEY
(b. 1953)

Born in London, He learned the recorder at an early age and went on to study at London's Royal College where he became an accomplished performer on various instruments. He has worked in various music fields including popular, television and film scoring and conducting.

Concerto Antico for Guitar and Orchestra (1995)

John Williams (guitar)/Paul Daniel/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Gray: Guitar Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 68337 (1996)

Concerto Incantato for Recorder and Chamber Orchestra (2009)

Michala Petri (recorder)/Jean Thorel/City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
( Arnold: Recorder Concerto and Jacob: Suite for Recorder and Strings)
OUR RECORDINGS SACD 6220606 (2012)

Reflections for Viola and Small Orchestra (1990, rev. 2012)

Roger Chase (viola)/Stephen Bell/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra, Bax: Phantasy and Holland: Ellingham Marshes)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7295 (2012)


ROBERT SAXTON
(b. 1953)

Born in London. He studied privately with Elizabeth Lutyens, at Cambridge with Robin Holloway, at Oxford with Robert Sherlaw Johnson and in Italy with Luciano Berio. He went on to teach at the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and at Oxford. He has produced a large catalogue of music for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instruments and voice. His other works for orchestra include a Symphony for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Chamber Symphony and Concerto for Cello.

Violin Concerto (1990)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Matthias Bamert/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + I Will Awake the Dawn, In the Beginning, Music to Celebrate the Resurrection and Caritas)
NMC D102 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1283-2) (1991)

Concerto for Orchestra (1984)

Oliver Knussen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + The Sentinel of the Rainbow, The Ring of Eternity and The Circles of Light)
EMI CDC7 49915-2 (1990)

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MICHAEL EASTON
(1954-2004)

Born in Herfordshire, England. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he majored in composition with Lennox Berkeley and conducting with Norman del Mar. He moved to Australia in 1982 but continued to spend much time in the U.K. He wrote film music and arrangements and also worked in music publishing. In addition to music for films and television, he wrote nine operas, three symphonies and numerousother works.

Concerto on Australian Themes for Piano and Orchestra (1995)

Len Vorster (piano)/Brett Kelly/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings, An Australian in Paris, Beasts of the Bush and Overture to an Italianate Comedy)
NAXOS 8.554368 (1998)


Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings (1996)

Bernadette Conlon (piano accordion)/Len Vorster (piano)/Brett Kelly/State Orchestra of Victoria
( + Concerto for Piano Accordion, Piano and Strings, An Australian in Paris, Beasts of the Bush and Overture to an Italianate Comedy)
NAXOS 8.554368 (1998)

 

CARL VINE
(b. 1954)

Born in Perth. He studied composition at the University of Western Australia with John Exton. He worked as a pianist and conductor for various organizations and taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has composed prolifically in most genres with a penchant for scores for ballet and film. His other orchestral works include a 6 Symphonies, Percussion Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Legend Suite.

Piano Concerto (1997)

Michael Kieran Harvey (piano)/Edo de Waart/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4.2 and 6)
ABC CLASSICS 456 698-2 (2000)

Oboe Concerto (1996)

Diana Doherty (oboe)/Ola Rudner/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Canzona, Suite from The Tempest and Smith's Alchemy)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-7 (2005)

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CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT
(b. 1954)

Born in Ipswich, Suffolk. He studied at Goldsmith's College London and Nottingham University and his composition teachers included Richard Arnell, Stanley Glasser, Alan Bullard and Nicholas Sackman. He has worked as a school teacher, trombonist, pianist and choral conductor/traine and has been a full-time composer since 1993. His catalogue includes orchestral, band, chamber, instrumental. choral and vocal works.

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (And then there was silence...) (2010)

Fenella Humphreys (violin)/Martin Yates/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Momentum and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7286 (2012)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (2009)

Jonathan Small (oboe)/Martin Yates/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gibbs: Oboe Concerto, Scott: Oboe Concerto and Pehkonen: Amor Vincit Omnia)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7249 (2010)

SALLY BEAMISH
(b. 1956)

Born in London. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert and Lennox Berkeley. She began her musical career as a violist but after moving to Scotland composing became her main focus. He catalogue encompasses music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal music. Her orchestral output is substantial and includes 2 Symphonies, 3 Viola Concertos and Concertos for Cello, Trumpet and Accordion.

Violin Concerto (1994)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Symphony No.1)
BIS CD-1601 (2010)

Viola Concerto (No. 1) (1995, rev. 1998)

Tatjana Masurenko (viola)/Gary Walker/NDR Radio Philharmonic
( + Walton: Viola Concerto and Britten: Lachrymae)
COVIELLO CLASSICS COV 30507 (2006)

Viola Concerto No. 2 "The Seafarer" (2001)

Tabea Zimmermann (viola)/Ola Rudner/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Whitescape and Sangsters)
BIS CD-1241 (2008)

Flute Concerto "Callisto" (2005)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Martyn Brabbins/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Gubaidulina: The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair and Takano: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra)
BIS CD-1649 (2009)
( + Violin Concerto and Symphony No.1)
BIS CD-1601 (2010)

Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings (2007)

Rascher Saxophone Quartet/Robin Engelen/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + Stucky: Music for Saxophones and Chen Yi: Ba Yin - The Eight Sounds for Saxophone Quartet and String Orchestra)
BIS CD-1821 (2012)

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DAVID C. HEATH
(b. 1956)

Born in Manchester. He studied the flute at the Guildhall School of Music where his teachers were William Bennett and Edward Beckett. While still a student he started a career as a jazz musician. He began composing jazz pieces that were played by both jazz and classical soloists. A stylistic shift saw him composing larger scaled works for such important artists as James Galway and Evelyn Glennie and his catalogue now features a number of concertos for various instruments. He ia also known professionally as D.C. Heath and Dave Heath.

Violin Concerto "The Celtic" (1994)

Clio Gould (violin)/Dave Heath/BT Scottish Ensemble
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and The Four Elements))
LINN CKD 073 (1997)

Gerald McChrystal (saxophone)/Mark Stephenson/London Musici
( + Torke: Saxophone Concerto, Nyman: Where the Bee Dances, McGlynn: From Nowhere to Nowhere and I. Wilson: I Sleep at Waking)
SILVA CLASSICS SIL 6010 (1996)

Ittai Shapira (violin)/Dave Heath/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, Oboe Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX 1083 BBM (2003)

Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra "Sirocco" (2002)

Ittai Shapira (violin)/John Anderson (oboe)/Dave Heath/English Chamber Orchestra
(+ Violin Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX BBM 1083 (2003

Oboe Concerto "Sapphire"

John Anderson (oboe)/ Dave Heath/ English Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Orchestra, Violin Concerto, Home from the Storm, Requiem and Kyle of Lochalsh)
BLACK BOX BBM 1083 (2003)

Flute Concerto No. 2 "The Connemara"

Dave Heath (flute)/ Clio Gould /BT Scottish Ensemble
( + ViolinConcerto and the Four Elements))
LINN CKD 073 (1997)

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GRAEME KOEHNE
(b. 1956)

Born in Adelaide. He received his musical education the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide where Richard Meale was his teacher of composition. In America he studied at the Yale University School of Music with Louis Andriessen and Jacob Druckman and had private lessons in New York with Virgil Thomson. Returning to Australia, he joined the staff of the Conservatorium and eventually became the Head of Composition there. His compositional catalogue contains, among other genres, ballets and orchestral works influenced by older American popular music and film scores.

Capriccio for Piano and Strings (1987)

Clemens Leske (piano)/János Fürst/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Powerhouse, 2 Nocturnes and 3 Poems of Byron)
ABC CLASSICS 442 349-2 (1992)

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JUDITH WEIR
(b. 1956)

Born in Cambridge. Her musical education was wide-ranging: private study with John Tavener, courses in computer music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, composition training with Robin Holloway at Cambridge and with Gunther Schuller and Olivier Messiaen at the Berkshire Music Center. She has taught at the University of Glasgow and was a fellow at Cambridge. Her catalogue of compositions is large and covers most genres from opera to solo keyboard pieces. Her other orchestral works include The Welcome Arrival of Rain, Bright Cecilia: Variations on a Theme by Purcell and The Ride Over Lake Constance.

Piano Concerto (1997)

William Howard (piano)/The Schubert Ensemble
( + Music for 247 Strings, Piano Trio, Arise! Arise!, Piano Quartet,. Distance and Enchantment, The Bagpiper's String Trio, The Art of Touching the Keyboard, I broke off a Golden Branch, Ardnamurchan Point, El Rey de Francial and The King of France)
NMC D090 (2 CDs) (2003)

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ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
(b. 1957)

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she emigrated to Australia in 1976. After composition studies with Richard Toop in Sydney she went to Hanover, Germany for further lessons with Helmut Lachenmann. After a stay of 13 years in Germany she returned to Australia and has since been very active as a composer in a variety of genres ranging from opera to film scores. Her orchestral works include 2 Piano Concertos, a Violin Concertino, Stairs and Retonica.

Piano Conceto No. 2 (2001)

Ian Munro (piano)/Ola Rudner/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + The Wild Swans: Concert Suite and Mythic)
ABC CLASSICS 476 7639 (2005)

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ANDREW MACDONALD
(b. 1958)

Born in Guelph, Ontario. He studied music at the University of Michigan. He is a conductor as well as a performer on classical and electric guitar and teaches composition and electronic music at the Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. His compositional output consists of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral, vocaland electronic music. Some other orchestral works are his 1st Symphony "Red Guru" and Concertos for Piano, Guitar, Harpsichord and 2 Concerti Grossi.

Violin Concerto, Op. 22 (1991)

David Stewart (violin)/Simon Streatfield/Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
( + Eckhardt-Gramatté: Bassoon Concerto and Matthews: Between the Wings of the Earth)
BIS CD-698 (1998)

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LIONEL SAINSBURY
(b. 1958)


Born in Wiltshire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Patric Standford. He received the Mendelssohn Scholarship which enabled him to discuss his student scores with figures as diverse as Edmund Rubbra and John McCabe, and in Paris with Henri Dutilleux. He has composed orchestral and instrumental music including a Cello Concerto.

Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (1989)

Lorraine McAslan (violin)/Barry Wordsworth/BBC Concert Orchestra
( + Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto and Adagio)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7245 (2010)


Cello Concerto Op. 27 (1999)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Martin Yates/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Foulds: Cello Concerto)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7284 (2012)


NIGEL WESTLAKE
(b. 1958)

Born in Sydney. His father, a professional clarinetist was his first teacher and he studied further at the Australian Film and Televison School. He worked as a freelance performer and composer and achieved success as a composer for films. He writes in various genres and his orchestral includes several symphonies as well as lighter works. He has continued his very promonent career as a clarinetist.

Invocations – Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (1995)

Nigel Westlake (bass clarinet)/Daniel Poecelijn/TasmanianSymphony Orchestra
( + Antarctica Suite and Out of the Blue)
ABC CLASSICS 462017-2 (1999)

Antarctica Suite for Guitar and Orchestra (1992)

Timothy Kain (guitar)/Daniel Poecelijn/TasmanianSymphony Orchestra
( + Invocations and Out of the Blue)
ABC CLASSICS 462017-2 (1999)

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STEPHEN FROST
(b. 1959)

Born in Bungay, Suffolk. He studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a freelance composer, record producer and film maker. His catalogue also includes “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,”
Concerto for Flute, String Orchestra and Narrator.



Oboe Concerto (1989)

Simon Emes (oboe)/Tony Harrison/Ensemble 2000
( + Bassoon Concerto and The Lesson)
CHANDOS CHAN 9763 (1999)


Bassoon Concerto (1996, rev. 2004)

Sigyn Birkeland (bassoon)/Tony Harrison/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto and The Lesson)
CHANDOS CHAN 9763 (1999)

Sigyn Birkeland (bassoon)/Ingo Ernst Reihl/Belarusian State Chamber Orchestr
( + Paraplexia and Karlsen: Serenata)
SIGNUM CLASSICS 258 (2011)

 

JAMES MACMILLAN
(b. 1959)

Born in Kilwinning, Scotland. He studied with Rita McAllister at the University of Edinburgh and went on to the University of Durham where John Casken (b. 1949, composed Symphony "Broken Consort") was his composition teacher. After teaching at the University of Manchester, he devoted himself to composition with great productivity and remarkable success. His catalogue covers the fields of operatic, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal music. His set of Concertos is supplemented by 3 Symphonies and a Sinfonietta.

Piano Concerto (No. 1) "The Berserking" (1990)

Martin Roscoe (piano)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Into the Ferment and Britannia)
CHANDOS CHAN 10092 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2004)

Wayne Marshall (piano)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Scotch Bestiary)
CHANDOS CHAN 10377 (2006)

Cello Concerto (1996)

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + The World's Ransoming)
BIS CD-989 (1999)

Clarinet Concerto "Ninian" (1996)

John Cushing (clarinet)/Alexander Lazarev/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto)
BIS CD-1069 (2000)

Trumpet Concerto "Epiclesis" (1993-8)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Alexander Lazarev/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto)
BIS CD-1069 (2000)

From Ayrshire for Violin and Orchestra (2005)

Nicola Benedetti (violin)/James MacMillan/Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Mozart: Rondo and Schubert: Schwanengesang)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 476 3159GH (2006)

A Scotch Bestiary for Organ and Orchestra (2003-4)

Wayne Marshall (organ)/James MacMillan/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Scotch Bestiary)
CHANDOS CHAN 10377 (2006)

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel for Percussion and Orchestra (1991-2)

Colin Currie (percussion)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Tryst)
NAXOS 8.554167 (1998)

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + After the Tryst, …as others see us…, 3 Dawn Rituals and Wind Quintet)
SONY ESSENTIAL MASTERWORKS 8869757996-2 (2009)
( original CD release: CATALYST 09026 61916-2) (1993)

The World's Ransoming for English Horn and Orchestra (1996)

Christine Pendrill (english horn)/Osmo Vänskä/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
BIS CD-989 (1999)

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ANTHONY RITCHIE
(b. 1960)

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, son of the composer John Ritchie (b. 1921). He received his musical training at the University of Canterbury and later studied under Attila Bozay at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He was composer- in- residence with the Dunedin Sinfonia where he composed his Symphony No. 1 and has had success as a film composer. Among his other works for orchestra are 2 Symphonies and a Guitar Concerto.

Viola Concerto (1994)

Timothy Deighton (viola)/ Grant Cooper/Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra
( + Lodge: Pacific Rock, Holmes: Recitative II, Watson: Viola Sonata and Lilburn: 3 Songs)
ATOLL ACD 202 (2002)

Flute Concerto (1993)

Alexa Still (flute)/James Sedares/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Ritchie: Snow Goose, Moon: Concertino and Hamilton: Passacaglia)
KOCH CLASSICS 3-7345-2 H1 (1995)

Concertino for Piano and Strings (1982)

Sharon Joy Vogan (piano)/Ashley Heenan/Schola Musica
( + Hamilton: Lux Aeterna, Cresswell: O Let the Fire Burn, Rimmer: The Exotic Circle and Moon: Shadows)
KIWI-PACIFIC SLD-95 (LP) 1984

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ANDREW SCHULTZ
(b. 1960)


Born in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied with Colin Brumby, George Crumb, David Lumsdaine and Luciano Berio at the Universities of Queensland, Pennsylvania and at Queen's College, London. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Violin Concerto, Op. 55 (1966)

Jennifer Pike (violin)/ Richard Mills/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Endling and Once upon a time ...)
ABC CLASSICS 476 4519 (2011)



MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE
(b. 1960)

Born in Corringham, Essex. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Oliver Knussen and then at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller and Hans Werner Henze. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, particularly by the work of Miles Davis. His output includes symphonic, chamber, and operatic works.

"Mambo, Blues and Tarantella," Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2008)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Vladimir Jurowski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Opened Ground, Riffs and Refrains, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"On Opened Ground,"
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2000-1)

Lawrence Power (viola)/Markus Stenz/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mambo, Blues and Tarantella, Riffs and Refrains, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"Riffs and Refrains,"
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2008)


Michael Collins (clarinet)/Vladimir Jurowski/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On Opened Ground, Mambo, Blues and Tarantella, Texan Tenebrae and Lullaby for Hans)
LPO LPO0066 (2012)


"From the Wreckage," Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (2003-4)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Peter Eötvös/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Eötvös: Jet Stream and Gruber: Aerial)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 672602 (2006)


PAUL CARR
(b.1961)

Born in Cornwall. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and embarked on a career of operatic stage-management. He started composing as a teenager and since 1998 has devoted himself exclusively to composition with a catalogue that includes works for the concert hall, films and television.

Concerto for Clarinet and Small Orchestra (1997)

Nicholas Carpenter (Clarinet)/Mark Andrew-James/Sussex Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for 2 Saxophones, Occasional Postcards, Girl on a Beach under a Sunshade, Nocturne on an American Hymn Tune and Collage)
CLAUDIO CC4833-2 (1999)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (2007)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)/Gavin Sutherland /Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Air for Strings, Budd: Tricolor Overture, Chagrin: Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children, G. Sutherland: Clarinet Concerto and Addinsell: Ring Round the Moon).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

Concerto for Two Saxophones and Orchestra (1994)

Andrew Franks (Alto saxophone)/Andrew Sutton (Soprano saxophone)/Mark Andrew-James/Sussex Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Occasional Postcards, Girl on a Beach under a Sunshade, Nocturne on an American Hymn Tune and Collage)
CLAUDIO CC4833-2 (1999)


STEPHEN HOUGH
(b. 1961)


Born in Heswall, Cheshire. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and has had a highly successful career as a pianist and is a visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has composed in various genres.

The Loneliest Wilderness - Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (2005)

Steven Isserlis (cello)/Gábor Takács-Nagy/Tapiola Sinfonietta,
( + Bloch: Schelomo and Bridge: Oration)
BIS SACD-1992 (2013)

 

GORDON KERRY
(b. 1961)

Born in the Australian State of Victoria, he studied composition with Barry Conyngham at the University of Melbourne. He has an extensive compositional catalogue including many works written on commissions from the ABC, BBC and Symphony Australia. He composes in various genres including opera, orchestral and chamber music. Some of his other orchestral works are a Sinfonietta, Sinfonia for Viola, Cello and Strings and Concertos for Clarinet and Viola.

Concerto for Cello, Strings & Percussion (1996)

Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello)/David Porcelijn/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Heart's Clarion, Nocturne, Bright Meniscus and Harvesting the Solstice Thunders)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-8 (2004)

Heart's Clarion for Trumpet and Strings (1998)

Geoffrey Payne (trumpet)/David Porcelijn/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Nocturne, Bright Meniscus and Harvesting the Solstice Thunders)
ABC CLASSICS 476226-8 (2004)

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JOHN PICKARD
(b. 1963)

Born in Burnley, Lancashire. He received his B.Mus. degree at the University of Wales, Bangor, where his composition teacher was William Mathias and then studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He is currently Professor of Composition and Applied Musicology at the University of Bristol. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (1999-2000)

Fredrik Ullén (piano)/Martyn Brabbins/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Tenebrae and Sea-Change)
BIS CD-1873 (2013)

MATTHEW TAYLOR
(b. 1964)

Born in London. He studied with Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway (b. 1943, composed a Symphony) at Cambridge and Edward Gregson at the Royal Academy of Music and also studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. He has been active as a composer and conductor. In the latter capacity he was associated with Robert Simpson whose Symphony No. 11 was written for and recorded by Taylor. His other concertante works are Piano Concerto, Op. 13 (1992), Violin Concerto, Op. 42 (2010-12), Double Bass Concerto, Op. 31 (2003), Clarinet Concerto, Op. 20 (1993),

Viola Concerto, Op. 41 (2010)

Sarah Jane Bradley (viola)/Gary Walker/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0175 (2013)

Horn Concerto, Op. 23 (1999, rev. 2003)

Richard Watkins (horn)/Matthew Taylor/Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7178 (2006)

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PETER FRIBBINS
(b.1969)

Born in London. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and at Royal Holloway and Nottingham Universities as well as composition with Hans Werner Henze in London and Italy. He is Director of Music at Middlesex University and Artistic Director of the Sunday London Chamber Music Society Concerts. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (2010)

Diana Brekalo (piano)/Robertas Servenikas/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 2, 2 Fantasias for Viola and Piano and A Haydn Prelude for Piano)
GUILD GMCD 7381 (2012)

 

THOMAS ADÈS
(b. 1971)

Born in London. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Robert Saxton and at Cambridge with Robin Holloway and Alexander Goehr. In addition to composing he is a noted pianist and Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival. His catalogue includes operas and works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo instrument and voice. Some of his other works for orchestra are a Violin Concerto, Chamber Symphony, Asyla and Three Studies after Couperin.

Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" (2007)

Anthony Marwood (violin)/Thomas Adès/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Tevot, Three Studies after Couperin and Dances from Powder Her Face)
EMI CLASSICS 457813-2 (2010)


Concerto Conciso (1997)

Thomas Adès/Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
( + Chamber Symphony, Asyla, These Premises are Alarmed and …but All Shall be Well)
EMI RECOMMENDS 503404-2 (2007)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 556818-2)

 

 

GAVIN SUTHERLAND
(b. 1972)

Born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. He studied conducting, piano and orchestration at Huddersfield University as well as further studies as a trombonist. After an appointment as pianist and staff conductor for Northern Ballet Theatre, his career as a conductor accelerated, working with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia as the orchestra of Birmingham Royal Ballet with whom he has recorded numerous CDs as well as appointments as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Music Director of English National Ballet. In addition to the Clarinet Concerto, he has written a musical "Little Women", a ballet, "Revolting Rhymes" and several chamber works.

Clarinet Concerto (2003)

Verity Butler (clarinet)/Gavin Sutherland /Royal Ballet Sinfonia
( + Budd: Tricolor Overture, Chagrin: Aquarelles - Portraits of Five Children, P. Carr: Oboe Concerto, Air for Strings and Addinsell: Ring Round the Moon).
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7209 (2008)

 

MORGAN HAYES
(b. 1973)


He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then with Michael Finnissy, Simon Bainbridge and Robert Saxton. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Violin Concerto (2006)

Keisuke Okazaki (violin)/ Christopher Austin/Esbjerg Ensemble
( + Port Rhombus, Strides Book 1, Lucky's Speech, Puppet Theatre, Lucky's Dream, Three Distressed Surfaces, Slippage, Strides Book 2 and Lute Stop)
NMC NMCD163 (2011)