Tovey - Cello Concerto Op 40, Air for strings, Elegiac Variations Op 25  | Toccata Classics TOCC0038

Tovey - Cello Concerto Op 40, Air for strings, Elegiac Variations Op 25

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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0038

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Alice Neary (cello)
Ulster Orchestra

Conductor

George Vass

Works

Tovey, Donald

Air for Strings
Cello Concerto, op.40
Elegiac Variations, op.25

Artists

Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Alice Neary (cello)
Ulster Orchestra

Conductor

George Vass

About

After the runaway success of the first release of Tovey’s Symphony in D in the Toccata Classics project to record all of Tovey’s major works, this second CD brings three more Tovey works – one a premiere recording, another a first recording since 1937.
Tovey’s Cello Concerto, Op. 40 – almost an hour in length – was written for his friend Pablo Casals; it is joined here by the delightful Air for string orchestra, and the noble Elegiac Variations for cello and piano.
As with the first CD, this second is conducted by George Vass, whose ‘firm direction’ (International Record Review) made such a success of the Tovey Symphony.
Alice Neary – ‘a player of the highest calibre […] a player of rare gifts’ ( The Times ) – was the winner of the 1998 Pierre Fournier Award, and was awarded major prizes in the 2001 Leonard Rose International Cello Competition, USA.

"Neary plays this demanding work with immense skill and dedication, and she is impressively supported by the Ulster Orchestra conducted by George Vass." The Sunday Telegraph Sunday February 18, 2007

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