ROGER SACHEVERELL COKE (1912-1972): Cello Sonatas No. 1 in D Minor, No. 2 in C and No. 3 in A Minor (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 01V005
Description: These sonatas frame the years 1936 to 1941, a very productive period in Coke’s life and as with his piano concertos, piano pieces and violin sonata which have already appeared in these pages, we get a combination of propulsive energy, undercurrents of melancholy and unease almost throughout and emotional turbulence usually giving way to dark despair at the end as Rachmaninov and Medtner lurk in the shadows. Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Simon Callaghan (piano).