Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2, Britten: Cello Symphony

£12.00

Jamie Walton’s new collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Alexander Briger, covers two more-contemporary Cello works; Shostakovich?s Cello Concerto No. 2, and Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Jamie Walton is quickly gaining international recognition for his work, being compared to Cello legends Rostropovich and Tortelier.

The Elgar society wrote about Jamie’s first disc with Signum:

“I really cannot praise this performance too highly. For faithfulness to the text, interpretative musicality, accuracy, ensemble and warmth and beauty of tone, Walton cannot be beaten."

SKU: SIGCD137

What people are saying

“If you only buy one recording in 2009, it should be this one.” Alice McVeigh – Mvdaily.com
 
“Walton is a superb and unflashy exponent – theres no ego here, just consummate musicianship, excellently backed by the Philharmonia under Alex Briger, sensitive and biting in the Shostakovich, formidable and powerful in the Britten.” Sarah Urwin Jones – The Times
 
“A grandmaster of his instrument is coming to maturity here, and this CD, with its technically faultless recording quality, should have a place in any collection. It deserves it. ” Pizzicato Magazine 

Jamie Walton

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alexander Briger

Release date:28th Oct 2008
Order code:SIGCD137
Barcode: 635212013724

  1. Concerto for Cello and Orchester No. 2 in G, – I – Largo – Dmitri Shostakovich – 14.39
  2. Concerto for Cello and Orchester No. 2 in G, – II – Allegretto – Dmitri Shostakovich – 4.32
  3. Concerto for Cello and Orchester No. 2 in G, – II – Allegretto – Dmitri Shostakovich – 15.41
  4. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra – I – Allegro maestoso – Benjamin Britten – 13.10
  5. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra – II – Presto inquieto – Benjamin Britten – 3.55
  6. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra – III – Adagio – Benjamin Britten – 9.43
  7. Symphony for Cello and Orchestra – IV – Passacaglia: Andante allegro – Benjamin Britten – 7.48