New CD – Hungarian Concertos

Raphael Wallfisch combined his formidable technique and lovely tone with an ability to extract so much feeling from the music.” The Classical Reviewer, April 2015

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Hungarian disc out now!

Raphael’s new Hungarian CD is out and available! This recording features cello concertos by Mátyás Seiber, Antal Dorati and Bela Bartók. Find more information here

Concertos by British composers Joubert, Simpson and Wright

The Independent: ”… Wallfisch’s cello leaping nimbly to unexpected notes like a mountain goat sure-footedly scaling tricky terrain…”

MusicWeb International: ”… Wallfisch eloquently narrates the peaks and troughs of the drama with consummate artistry… The effect is spellbinding… Wallfisch gives persuasive and authoritative accounts, drawing a rich burnished tone from his cello…”

International Record Review: ”No British cellist has done more to advocate British composers than Raphael Wallfisch… throughout all three works, Wallfisch’s playing evinces that attention to detail, tonal finesse and understated conviction  which has long made him an exponent of new and unfamiliar music…”

Gramophone: ”… premiere recordings of three cello concertos of uncommon eloquence, compelling rigor and genuine staying power. Each was fashioned for (and two bear dedications to) that indefatigable champion of British music Raphael Wallfisch, whose characteristically assured and deeply felt advocacy is matched by a lively response from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under William Boughton…

Classical Notes: ”… Wallfisch produces a beautifully warm tone as well as humour, and a more angular, spiky sound… ”

Classical Source: ”… the underlying aspects of the music are never obscured, especially in Raphael Wallfisch’s magnificent performance. Perhaps the most important point about this record is that all three Concertos were written for and premiered by Wallfisch, who gives utterly compelling accounts of them…”