GORDON JACOB (1895-1984): Piano Concerto No. 1 (World Premiere Recording), DOREEN CARWITHEN (1922-2003): Piano Concerto, MALCOLM WILLIAMSON (1931-2003): Piano Concerto No. 2.
Catalogue Number: 02Q004
Reference: CD 254
Description: Jacob's 1927 concerto is a vivacious and virtuosic work with rhythmically exciting outer movements a calm adagio; it's very much in the same mood, if not the same period, as Williamson's from 1959. These are in the 17-minute range while Carwithen's (originally first recorded by Chandos some 20 years ago) is over half an hour - still using only a string orchestra like the other two concertos but much more Romantic in nature. Mark Bebbington (piano), Innovation Chamber Ensemble; Richard Jenkins.