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The British Cello

Alexander Baillie, John Thwaites

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1
Prelude for Cello & Piano
Ernest John Moeran; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
5:00
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65  
2
I. Dialogo
Benjamin Britten; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
6:53
3
II. Scherzo-pizzicato
Benjamin Britten; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
2:20
4
III. Elegia
Benjamin Britten; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
5:42
5
IV. Marcia
Benjamin Britten; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
2:14
6
V. Moto perpetuo
Benjamin Britten; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
2:42
7
Élégie for Cello & Piano, H. 47
Frank Bridge; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
4:45
Cello Sonata  
8
I. Allegro
Richard Rodney Bennett; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
6:57
9
II. Allegretto leggiero
Richard Rodney Bennett; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
3:55
10
III. Feroce
Richard Rodney Bennett; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
3:25
11
IV. Andante - Molto vivo
Richard Rodney Bennett; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
7:07
12
2016 Was a Sad Year for Pop Music
Joe Cutler; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
3:32
13
Cello Sonata No. 2
James MacMillan; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
15:29
14
Elegy for Cello & Piano, Op. 5
Kenneth Leighton; Alexander Baillie; John Thwaites
7:36
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:37
"A carefully-curated track list provides a long list of musical surprises, many of them challenging, and all of them enriching. In addition, SOMM’s recording technique gives an authentic feeling of ‘live’ without the artificial over-produced studio sound normally heard. This suits the partnership between Baillie and Thwaites, both hugely experienced musicians, who bring a maturity to the sound that younger more earnest players impose."
- Jon Jacob, Thoroughly Good Blog

Cellist Alexander Baillie and pianist John Thwaites present a wonderful recital program of British composers ranging from well-known masterpieces such as Britten's Cello Sonata to unsung new gems like Kenneth Leighton's Elegy for Cello & Piano. Joe Cutler's 2016 was a Sad Year for Pop Music, with its homage to David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen, receives a first recording in this release.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – SOMM Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-14 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 88.2 kHz / 24-bit

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