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Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis
Little's stellar playing [is] brimming with gorgeous and glitz-free tone, plus a lovely range of light and shade...Little's spacious and serene way with The Lark Ascending is both beautiful,... — More…
Guy Johnston (cello), Rebekah Coffey (soprano)
Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
In Guy Johnston [the Concerto] has a soloist entirely sensitive to its swift and sometimes paradoxical changes of mood: this is an effective performance of a little-heard and underrated work...The... — More…
London Philharmonic Orchestra & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Boult's affection for the G minor Symphony is in every phrase of this rapt and gloriously warm-hearted performance.
The New Philharmonia are on blistering form and, thankfully for us, captured... — More…
120 years of songs from the RCM
Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Joseph Middleton (piano)
The recording, from Suffolk’s Potton Hall, is especially vivid even by Chandos’ standards, with the pianist Joseph Middleton emerging here with equal credit to Dame Sarah. This is a real connoisseur’s... — More…
Paul Watkins (cello) & Huw Watkins (piano)
The most stylistically striking piece is Rubbra's Sonata of 1946...The Watkins brothers, true to form, pay close attention to its rhythmic life, though they also know how to soar into beauty...[they]... — More…
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite, Vernon Handley, Adrian Boult, Myer Fredman, Norman Del Mar, John Pritchard, Lennox Berkeley, William Alwyn, Josef Krips
this is a very significant release which really deserves to be snapped up by everyone, not least those who still cling to the discredited belief that when it comes to composing symphonies, Britain... — More…
Malcolm Binns (piano), Peter Katin (piano), Howard Shelley (piano), Peter Wallfisch (piano), John Ogdon (piano), Eric Parkin (piano), Piers Lane (piano), John McCabe (piano), David Wilde (piano), Philip Fowke (piano), Malcolm Williamson (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra,...
Lorraine McAslan (violin), Alexander Baillie (cello), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Emanuel Hurwitz (cello), Cecil Aronowitz (viola), Rodney Friend (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John Georgiadis (violin), Rohan de Saram (cello), Yfrah Neaman (violin), Manoug Parikian (violin), Erich Gruenberg (violin),...
this is an historic collection for all sorts of reasons. These recordings will be listened to for many years to come. The heyday of Lyrita was an extraordinarily rich period for British music... — More…