GERALD FINZI (1901-1956): Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 40 (Raphael Wallfisch [violin], Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley), Concerto for Small Orchestra and Solo Violin, Prelude for String Orchestra, Op. 25, Romance for String Orchestra, Op. 11 (Tasmin Little [violin], City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox).
Catalogue Number: 02I104
Description: Relatively unknown, the big (39 minute) 1955 cello concerto is a work of great beauty as well as breadth and power contrasts strongly with the little violin concerto of 1925-27 with its combination of neo-classicism and English pastoralism. Original 1986 and 2001 Chandos releases.