JOHN FOULDS (1880-1939): Cello Concerto in G, Op. 17 (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), LIONEL SAINSBURY (b.1958): Cello Concerto, Op. 27 (Royal Scottish National Orchestra).
Catalogue Number: 05N006
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7284
Description: World Premiere Recordings of Foulds’ early (1908-09) composition for his own instrument which, except for a few unexpected modulations here and there, occupies completely the world of late 19th century Romanticism (Elgar, Brahms, Bruch, Tchaikovsky...). Sainsbury’s 1999 work which, if it were not for a few aspects of somewhat repetitive post-Romanticism in its first movement and late 20th century dance elements in its finale, would seem even more conservative than it is. If you enjoyed his violin concerto (05L004), you won’t hesitate here. Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Martin Yates (conductor).