ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): Folk-Tale, Cello Sonata, Sonatina for Cello and Piano, Legend-Sonata for Cello and Piano, GORDON JACOB (1895-1984): Elegy for Cello and Piano, Divertimento for Solo Cello.
Catalogue Number: 11K087
Description: Not only do we get our first non-solo-piano disc from Lyrita's mono period, but we get Bax works which have only one other CD recording (a 1994 ASV disc no longer available in the U.S.). The Folk-Tale and sonata are from the early, Celtic-inspired, wildly emotional and tragic young Bax and the other two later works from 1933 and 1943. The two Jacob pieces, dating from 1955 and 1959 were both written for the soloist here, the Elegy a particularly beautiful, somber and contemplative piece charged with emotion. 2 CDs. Budget-price. Mono. Florence Hooton (cello), Wilfred Parry (piano). Original 1964, 1965 and 1966 Lyrita LP releases. Recorded July, September, November 1958.