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"Has anyone recorded as much and always with such acumen and communicative
"Wallfisch with Jiří Bělohlávek is peerless among modern interpreters in the
THE STRAD: JUNE 2013
Raphael on his 1865 Vuillaume cello
The cover star of our June issue discusses playing on his 'Sheremetev' cello, made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1865. He also performs excerpts from Brahms's First Cello Sonata and John Tavener's The Painted Veil.
1865 Vuillaume cello 'Sheremetev'
Raphael gives a short history and appraisal of his cello, made in 1865 by French luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. Read more about the instrument in the June issue, available for download now
Raphael celebrates his 60th birthday with family and friends at Wigmore Hall on June 15th in a programme that includes two of the greatest chamber works by Schubert and Brahms.
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Concerto - Wallfisch/Mackerras/LSO disc chosen as favourite recording from last 25 years
CD REVIEW - BUILDING A LIBRARY - Musicologist and Czech music specialist Jan Smaczny recommends the Wallfisch/Mackerras disc "for an enjoyable excellently recorded performance from the last 25 years ... This performance is getting the balance between lyricismn and drama absolutely right"
|NEW: April 2013
Liszt, Dohnányi & Kodály Music for Cello & Piano
With John York, piano
"In every way their playing is magical, alive to every nuance and dynamic indication"
Michael Jameson - Classical Record Review, June 2013
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|NEW: July 2012
PATRIC STANDFORD: Cello Concerto
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
"It is a joy to hear Raphael Wallfisch on such splendid form"
Robert Anderson, Music and Vision
|NEW: March 2012
Lionel Sainsbury - Cello Concerto
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Martin Yates
John Foulds - Cello Concerto
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Martin Yates
"One really could not ask from Messrs Wallfisch and Yates and both orchestras for more persuasive world premieres of two concertos that already seem like old friends"
Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone July 2012 See reviews
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