Rawsthorne and Other Rarities

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Available 16 June, 2018
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Catalogue No: DDA 25169
EAN/UPC: 809730516924
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Release Date: June 2018
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 78:30

In one sense this is a sequel to the recent release ‘A Garland for John McCabe’ (DDA 25166) – originally intended as a 2nd disc in that set, but it grew to be a full album in its own right, and is also dedicated to McCabe with first recordings of works by McCabe’s fellow composers. Just as importantly it is a feast of fine music by British and American composers, all (except one very short track) recorded for the first time, including principally music by Alan Rawsthorne – the early and jolly String Quartet in B minor, the Chamber Cantata, and the piano version of the remarkable ‘Practical Cats’.

Clare Wilkinson is receiving rave reviews for her work and is a mezzo with beautiful tone; veteran baritone Mark Rowlinson is the fine reciter of ‘Cats’. John Turner, one of the leading recorder players of today and former member of many world-renowned early-music ensembles, and pianist Peter Lawson, another highly regarded performer who has played with most top British orchestras and has a long and distinguished recording and teaching career, are joined by keyboard maestro Harvey Davies and the very fine Solem Quartet.

Track Listing

    Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971):

  1. Chamber Cantata – I. Of a Rose is al myn Song (3:34)
  2. Chamber Cantata – II. Lenten ys come (2:17)
  3. Chamber Cantata – III. Wynter Wakeneth al my Care (4:11)
  4. Chamber Cantata – IV. The Nicht is near gone
  5. Halsey Stevens (1908-1989):

  6. Sonatina Piacevole – I. Allegro moderato (1:52)
  7. Sonatina Piacevole – II. Poco lento, quasi ciaccona (1:50)
  8. Sonatina Piacevole – III. Allegro (1:47)
  9. Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971):

  10. Practical Cats – I. Overture (2:22)
  11. Practical Cats – II. The Naming of Cats (2:59)
  12. Practical Cats – III. The Old Gumbie Cat (4:25)
  13. Practical Cats – IV. Gus, the Theatre Cat (3:48)
  14. Practical Cats – V. Bustopher Jones (2:32)
  15. Practical Cats – VI. Old Deuteronomy (3:37)
  16. Practical Cats – VII. The Song of the Jellicles (1:24)
  17. Basil Deane (1928-2006)/Raymond Warren (b.1928):

  18. The Rose Tree (2:23)
  19. I am of Ireland (3:04)
  20. Ralph Vaughan Williams (19872-1958):

  21. The Willow Whistle (1:04)
  22. Karel Janovický (b.1930):

  23. The Little Linden Pipe (3:19)
  24. Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971):

  25. String Quartet in B minor – I. Fugue (molto adagio) (5:00)
  26. String Quartet in B minor – II. Andante – Allegretto (3:40)
  27. String Quartet in B minor – III. Molto allegro quasi presto (6:31)
  28. Donald Waxman (b.1925):

  29. Serenade and Caprice (7:33)
  30. Arthur Bliss (1891-1975):

  31. The Buckle (1:12)
  32. Malcolm Lipkin (1932-2017):

  33. The Journey (2:58)
  34. David Ellis (b.1933):

  35. Mount Street Blues (1:59)