Cello Concerto / Piano Concerto

Cello Concerto / Piano Concerto cover $36.00 Out of Stock
2-6 weeks
add to cart

WILLIAM BUSCH
Cello Concerto / Piano Concerto
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Piers Lane (piano) / Royal Liverpool Orchestra / Vernon Handley

[ Lyrita / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 27 April 2008

This item is currently out of stock. We expect to be able to supply it to you within 2 - 4 weeks from when you place your order.

"My first impression of William Busch the composer was of sinewy toughness, the piece I heard at Morley College in wartime was his NicholasVariations for piano (1942) named after his infant son - his likeness was not mirrored in the craggy, spare music.The next music I heard of Busch's counterbalanced this first impression - songs that were gentle and tender although the music was still sinewy and avoiding rich harmony, settings with the voice and words predominant, with easy intervals for the listener to grasp the sense of the music ..." John Amis

MusicWeb - Recording of the Year 2008

"Music by a scandalously neglected British composer - and a real discovery in this magnificent Cello Concerto - in excellent performances conducted by the much missed Tod Handley." (MusicWeb)

"My first impression of William Busch the composer was of sinewy toughness, the piece I heard at Morley College in wartime was his NicholasVariations for piano (1942) named after his infant son - his likeness was not mirrored in the craggy, spare music.The next music I heard of Busch's counterbalanced this first impression - songs that were gentle and tender although the music was still sinewy and avoiding rich harmony, settings with the voice and words predominant, with easy intervals for the listener to grasp the sense of the music ..." John Amis

Tracks:

Cello Concerto (1940/1)
Piano Concerto (1937/8)