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EMR CD047

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‘OF SUCH ECSTATIC SOUND’

 

BBC Concert Orchestra | John Andrews (cond.)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn) | Joseph Spooner (vc)

 

EAN 5 060263 500469

Sherwood’s Concerto for Violin and Cello was written at the height of his career in Germany, being completed in 1908; evidently influenced in some measure by the Double Concerto of Brahms, the work is, nevertheless, characterised by very different harmonies and textures and a distinctly late Romantic lyricism. Intricately crafted, it displays a dramatic verve in its outer movements that complements the passionate lyricism of the second movement. It is presented on this disc alongside Frederic Cowen’s Symphony nr 5 – composed at the request of the Cambridge University Musical Society and first performed under Cowen’s baton in 1887, it received its first professional performance later that year at a Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Concert. It is a work full of colour, songfulness, energy and drama.

TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO SAMPLES

Percy Sherwood (1866–1939)
CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND ORCHESTRA (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING)
1. I. Allegro  
2. II. Andante  
3. III. FINALE: Allegro molto vivace  
       
Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852–1935)
SYMPHONY NR 5 IN F MINOR (WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING)
4. I. Molto sostenuto e maestoso – Allegro, poco tranquillo  

5.

II. Allegretto, quasi Allegro  
6. III. Adagio molto sostenuto  
7. IV. Allegro con fuoco, ma deciso