Finzi – Cello concerto; Leighton – Suite ‘Veris Gratia’

[Wallfisch’s] sinewy sound makes the vehemence of this music more apparent, and he sees more clearly … how much pain there is in the final climax of the slow movement: the return of serenity soon afterwards is all the more touching for this, the still coda (his tone fined down to a mere breath) all the more magical.