℗ 2008 Chandos
 

Cyril Scott: Symphony No. 1 - Cello Concerto

Paul Watkins, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

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Cello Concerto  
1
I. Molto tranquillo
Cyril Scott; Paul Watkins; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
16:41
2
II. Intermezzo pastorale. Andante molto sostenuto
Cyril Scott; Paul Watkins; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
3:59
3
II. Rondo giocoso
Cyril Scott; Paul Watkins; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
6:22
Symphony No. 1 in G Major (arr. by L. De'Ath)  
4
I. Allegro frivolo
Cyril Scott; Leslie De'Ath; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
6:36
5
II. Andante con moto
Cyril Scott; Leslie De'Ath; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
6:18
6
III. Allegretto
Cyril Scott; Leslie De'Ath; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
4:57
7
IV. Finale. Theme and Variations -
Cyril Scott; Leslie De'Ath; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
7:51
8
IV. Finale. Finale - Fuga
Cyril Scott; Leslie De'Ath; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins
4:46
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:30
“Chandos brings more lost British music back to life with this instantly enjoyable, well-recorded disc. Scott’s First Symphony of 1899 is beguilingly tuneful. But the main prize is the 1937 Cello Concerto... Watkins’s keening tone is a delight, and the BBC Philharmonic , under Martyn Brabbins, bask in Scott's iridescent harmonies. Prepare for long singing lines, oriental tinges, and a wistful, mystical haze.”
- The Times

“Paul Watkins is an eloquent soloist and Martyn Brabbins directs taut but sympathetic performances.”
- BBC Music Magazine

“Every note is clear, his tone is beautiful, and he never stops singing. The orchestral playing is exemplary in both works, as is the leadership of conductor Brabbins.”
- American Record Guide

Cyril Scott was an English composer who trained in Frankfurt during the 1890s alongside British-Australian Percy Grainger whose works have been neglected since the composer's death in 1970. This release from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra sees Scott's mesmerizing Cello Concerto performed by soloist Paul Watkins alongside an arrangement of the Symphony No. 1 in G Major, two works which draw on the emotiveness of the late Romantic era but experiment with the fresh sonorities of the early 20th century.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
Produced by Brian Pidgeon and Mike George
Engineer: Stephen Rinker
Assistant Engineer: Michael Smith

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