Hugh Wood's Cello Concerto, concentrated into a single movement, is full of vigorous and dramatic orchestral writing; the ethereal Violin Concerto, performed by its dedicatee, is in three movements, centring upon the mercurial scherzo.
Originally released on Unicorn-Kanchana in 1978.
Manoug Parikian violin
Moray Welsh cello
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
David Atherton conductor
'[The concertos] still sound fresh a quarter of a century later ... this is powerful music, beautifully performed.' The Independent on Sunday
The Ancora Series is supported by Arts Council England
Recording date: 17-19 July 1978
Recording venue: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Engineer: Peter Willemoes
Producer: Antony Hodgson
Catalogue number: NMC D082
Release Date: 4 January 2003