Martinu – Cello concerto No 1 and No 2
Wallfisch’s consummate virtuosity and considerable lyrical gifts illuminate Martinu’s solo writing like no other. There have been a variety of recordings … , but his – one of Wallfisch’s finest discs – remains the best available.
Gramophone December 2009
‘Whatever else may be on your ‘must’ list of classical CDs to buy, move it all down a notch and put this one on top. The two full-scale Martinu concertos on this disc can stand honourably with the few cello concertos ever programmed. Wallfisch brings a compelling mix of technical first and expressive insight … Not enough can be said for Chandos’ vibrant recording which puts real life-blood in the cello sound.’
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