Britten – Cello Symphony in D major

Wallfisch was the first artist to record Britten’s Cello Symphony since its dedicateé, Rostropovich. Here it is astonishing how closely Wallfisch manages to match that unique artist and there is a case for slightly preferring Wallfisch’s rather more direct approach to the craggily fragmentary first movement … he and Bedford give a more consistent sense of purpose.

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