Finzi: Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto
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The first three tracks on the album are the Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra Op. 31, which was recorded in 1977. Performed by John Denman, clarinet, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra led by Bernard Partridge and conducted by Vernon Handley. The second three tracks are the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Op. 40, recorded in 1979, and performed by Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Accompanying Ma are the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Barry Griffiths and conducted by Vernon Handley.
Finzi: Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra Op. 31 (29:19)
First movement. Allegro vigoroso (8:53)
Second movement. Adagio ma senza rigore (11:52)
Third movement. Allegro giocoso (8:36)
Finzi: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Op. 40 (41:06)
First movement. Allegro moderato (16:52)
Second movement. Andante quieto (14:38)
Third movement. Adagio - Allegro giocoso (9:36)
The recordings derive from two Lyrita Recorded Edition LPs that were issued 1976-79. The Clarinet Concerto comes from SRCS 92 where it was alongside the two piano-and-orchestra works already used as fillers for SRCD 239. The Cello Concerto was issued by itself on the LP SRCS 112.
This edition was released on compact disc on November 30, 2006.