Weber Concerto 'Grand pot-pourri' and other Classical Cello Concertos
Raphael Wallfisch is one of the most celebrated cellists performing on the international stage. And has recorded nearly every major work for his instrument. His extensive discography explores both the mainstream concerto repertoire and countless lesser-known works by Dohnanyi, Respighi, Barber, Hindemith and Martinu, as well as Richard Strauss, Dvorak, Kabalevsky and Khachaturian.
He has recorded a wide range of British cello concertos, including works by Finzi, Delius, Bax, Bliss, Britten, Moeran and Walton. Britain's leading composers have worked closely with Raphael, many having written works especially for him including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Kenneth Leighton, James MacMillan, John Metcalf, Paul Patterson, Robert Simpson, Robert Saxton, Roger Smalley, Giles Swayne, John Tavener and Adrian Williams.
Throughout the program Raphael Wallfisch plays tastefully and elegantly, with classical restraint and the purity of tone we have come to expect of him. The Northern Chamber Orchestra do their job with grace, and Nicholas Ward is a sensitive accompanist.