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Delius: Double Concerto - Violin Concerto - Cello Concerto

Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

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Double Concerto  
1
Quietly -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
0:50
2
With moderate speed -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
5:54
3
Slowly and quietly -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
7:20
4
Tempo I -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
4:10
5
Very quietly
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
3:27
Violin Concerto  
6
With moderate tempo
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
5:58
7
Slower -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
6:01
8
[Cadenza] -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
3:23
9
Tempo I -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
3:11
10
Allegretto - Piu moderato -
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
4:10
11
Broadly
Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
2:43
Cello Concerto  
12
Slow -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
1:30
13
Meno mosso -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
4:38
14
Slow -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
6:51
15
Con moto tranquillo -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
1:46
16
With animation -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
2:09
17
Rather slower, very quietly -
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
3:00
18
Quietly
Frederick Delius; Paul Watkins; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis
1:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:26
"... no self-respecting Delian can afford to be without this indispensable issue."
- Gramophone

"Five Stars ... will give great pleasure to all lovers of Delius’s music."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Editor’s Choice ... an irresistible programme throughout which Delius’s golden phrases soar aloft as if floating on warm summer breezes, captured in exemplary Chandos sound. Five Stars."
- Classic FM

"... one fantastic recording, graced by gorgeous playing and not just by Little and Watkins, but also by the BBC Orchestra under the keen stewardship of Sir Andrew Davis. All, including Chandos’s engineering and production team, are to be congratulated. Urgently recommended."
- Fanfare

These three major concertos by Frederick Delius involving solo string instruments are brought together here on the same album for the first time. The Violin Concerto, Double Concerto and Cello Concerto are performed by Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, along with two of the best solo artists strongly associated with British repertoire. Violinist Tasmin Little and cellist Paul Watkins join forces in the rarely performed and recorded Double Concerto, which represents Delius at his most inspired: the work is warmly evocative as well as strong and memorable. The soloists get to showcase their abilities in music that is both passionate and tranquil. This release follows an earlier, highly praised Delius album from Davis and the BBC Symphony.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: All Saints’ Church, Tooting, London; 13 and 14 October 2010
Recording producer: Brian Pidgeon
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Editor Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: Photograph of Tasmin Little and Paul Watkins © Paul Marc Mitchell
Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis by Dario Acosta
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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